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Thinkers50 Services

As part of its mission of scanning, ranking and sharing the very best in management thinking, Thinkers50 offers a variety of services to individuals and organizations.


Thinkers50 founders Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove act as coaches and trusted advisers to thinkers and their organizations. Their advice is strategic and encompasses how best to develop a thinker’s brand and business. It can also be precisely targeted at maximizing the impact of a particular idea or book.

They have extensive experience working with organizations – including business schools and professional service firms – to develop thought leadership programs.

Training and development

Columbia Business School, Cranfield School of Management, Durham Business School, IE Business School, IMD, Said Business School at Oxford, Tuck Business School, Warwick Business School and many others have received high-quality customized training from Thinkers50’s Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. This covers all aspects of the thinking marketplace from maximizing media interactions to mastering the art of writing.

In 2016 Thinkers50 will be offering Thinkers’ Boot Camps, weekend-long development programs for groups of thinkers.

Speaking and event advice

Whether it be a key-note speech on the latest business ideas to a briefing on trends in business thinking, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove have extensive experience of speaking to global audiences. They can also act as facilitators and chairs of events.

With its 50for initiative and its unparalleled network of great thinkers and speakers, Thinkers50 can offer advice on creating a fantastic and thought provoking line-up for your next event.


Thinking is a team game. To ensure that great ideas are developed and reach as large an audience as possible, Thinkers50 offers one-to-one workshops and Skype support sessions. These have helped some of the world’s leading business thinkers generate great ideas and connect with audiences worldwide.


Thinkers50 has three decades of experience in business book publishing, as writers, editors, promoters and publishers.