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Identifying, ranking, and sharing extraordinary management and business thinking.

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Thinkers50 is the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age. We are based in London, with partners and affiliations around the globe. Our ambition is to provide innovative access to ideas with the power to make the world a better place.

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Thinkers50 & HAIER announce the Business Ecosystem Alliance

More than 20 organizations and experts from 11 countries
have signed on to support the Business Ecosystem Alliance

insight to impact powered by Thinkers50 and Outthinker

Every six weeks we begin an interactive adventure led by one of the world’s top business thinkers, then arm you with actionable tools and a cross-industry peer group, enabled by a state-of-the-art learning platform … to help you transform insight to impact.

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Fresh, insightful, provocative ideas in the complex world of management thinking. Articles, podcasts, blogs, and interviews feature our ranked thinkers, award winners, and others with big ideas to share.

The Price of Lies

The Price of Lies

When it comes to political ads on Facebook, anything goes. On Twitter, nothing does. In a speech at Georgetown University in October last year, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, defended the company’s decision not to fact-check political ads on the site....

How can leaders move beyond disruption?

How can leaders move beyond disruption?

From business to workforce disruption, leaders are going through turbulent times but is enough being done to scale agile, resilient and daring futures? With headwinds to navigate, Terence Mauri, Founder of Hack Future Lab and author of The 3D Leader: Take your...

- November 29, 2020

@InfoEcon: The Price of Lies - thoughts on getting lies out of politics https://t.co/blBqscWQfF @thinkers50 @timoreilly
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- November 29, 2020

Join us & @rgmcgrath at #insighttoimpact! We kick off on 2 Dec: https://t.co/wLq3E0olh7 https://t.co/Wt2FByaSKD
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- November 29, 2020

@HalGregersen: RIP Tony Hsieh. He often asked what is our ‘return on creative collisions’ and he lived that question with a truly generous life, creating conditions where wildly different people can connect. I cherish my #Llamapolis stay & our fireside chat about how questions create community. https://t.co/3FOtKXmKGN
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Every two years, Thinkers50 salutes the leading business and management ideas of our age with our Ranking of Management Thinkers and our awards for distinguished achievement in a number of specific management categories. Our annual Radar list introduces emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice.


Thinkers50 Ranking

The Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers is announced each odd-numbered year.


Thinkers50 Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards are conferred in key areas of management every two years.


Thinkers50 Radar

A new class of up-and-coming Radar thinkers is identified annually.



Thinkers50 publishes important titles that do not fit conventional publishing parameters, but that merit a place in business and management literature. In addition, we partner with Unbound publishers to promote crowdfunding of select titles.

About Us

2001: Two maverick Englishmen disrupt business and management with the first ever ranking of management thinkers. Quickly recognized globally as the premier work of its kind, the Thinkers50 Ranking has been published every two years since.

2011: Thinkers50 introduces Distinguished Achievement Awards, expanding its biennial salute to the leading business and management ideas of our age.

2021: The next Thinkers50 Gala will be held at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 16 November 2021, featuring announcement of our 11th biennial ranking of management thinkers. Save the date!


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