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Testimonials

What Thinkers50 Means To Me

Roger Martin
Roger Martin
I love Thinkers50. The reason? Increasingly in the world of business academics, the enforced culture is to speak exclusively to other academics. That’s how you get into the top tier refereed journals. Thinkers50 actually rewards business academics and other business thinkers for speaking to the world of practitioners. A very important role of Thinkers50 is in creating balance between academia and the larger business community.”

What They Say

forbes.com
forbes.com
Thinkers50 is the gold standard of credibility and accomplishment in the field of leadership and management.”

Ilian Mihov, Dean
Ilian Mihov, Dean INSEAD
To be recognised by this prestigious management and leadership ranking is a huge accolade for our faculty members.”

Michael Porter
Michael Porter
I want to thank Des and Stuart for creating the whole movement that Thinkers50 represents. As they have said, ideas truly do change the world. I have seen that with my own eyes throughout my career. Management thinking and a new conception of how corporations relate to society are among the most powerful tools we have in the world to address society’s pressing challenges.”

Brian Robertson
Brian Robertson
Thinkers50 inspires me by looking for new approaches and celebrating the novel, the ways we are pushing forward the leading edge of our organizations today. We spend more of our time in our companies than anywhere else in our lives. If we can find better approaches to managing these organizations, that’s going to change lives and ultimately change the world.”

Alf Rehn
Alf Rehn
Thinkers50 is both an intellectually stimulating community and a great place to find new, inspiring thinkers. And most everyone I’ve met in conjunction with Thinkers50 has been a lovely, fascinating person!”

Whitney Johnson
Whitney Johnson
It’s the Oscars of Management Thinking. Period. Exclamation point.”

Hal Gregersen
Hal Gregersen
Thanks to ‪@thinkers50‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ for building a strong thought leadership community for all!”

Alf Rehn
Alf Rehn
Thinkers50 is a gathering of curious and interested minds, a gathering of people who want to work for a better tomorrow, who want to develop how management impacts society, who want to build a better world through dialogue and development. Thinkers50 is a place to be inspired – by people interested in simple things like leadership or organization, but also by people delving into the complexities of these assumed simplicities, people who want to build great edifices of thought and want to share in the great conversation which management thinking can be.”