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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.



Fresh, insightful, provocative insights 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.

- December 9, 2019

RT @Fujitsu_Global: The #PlatformEconomy is changing the relationships of trust we have with institutions & companies, says @rachelbotsman
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- December 9, 2019

RT @DardenExecEd: Courage and Values in the Workplace: Darden Professors’ Thought Leadership Featured @thinkers50 https://t.co/ooDUoEWOBp #…
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- December 9, 2019

RT @alfrehn: Just a friendly reminder... If you'd like to listen to me and the very cool @MaxMckeown talk about the state of the art of #in…
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- December 9, 2019

RT @Be_Minds: Amazing article from Nihar Chhaya on his top picks from @thinkers50 in 2019 - @AmyCEdmondson is naturally on the list for her…
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- December 9, 2019

RT @OxfordSBS: Congratulations to Trust Fellow @rachelbotsman, recognised in the 2019 @thinkers50 list 👏 https://t.co/4Qi8CfTyMC
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How To Create Meaningful Change

How To Create Meaningful Change

You may remember a groundbreaking book published in 2001, Good to Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap While Others Don't.  Author Jim Collins has spent many years researching why certain companies outperform others over the long term. In his book he describes...

Fujitsu Innovation Award Winner Vijay Govindarajan Interview

Fujitsu Innovation Award Winner Vijay Govindarajan Interview

An on-site interview with Vijay Govindarajan, winner of the Fujitsu Innovation Award at the Thinkers50 2019 Awards Gala. "What is the most meaningful to me about the innovation award is that it really recognises the fact that innovation is the key to...

Thinkers50 Radar Award Winners Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar

Thinkers50 Radar Award Winners Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar

An on-site interview with Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar - the Corporate Rebels - winners of the Radar Award at the Thinkers50 2019 Awards Gala. "The Thinkers50 community means a lot to us because we get our inspiration from many of the thinkers that are on...


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.



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


Consulting Services

Thinkers50 founders Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove are trusted coaches and advisers to thinkers and organisations around the world. Their strategic approach supports and enhances thinkers’ brands and businesses.


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.


Whether it be a key-note speech on the latest business ideas, a briefing on trends in business thinking, or advice on designing corporate conferences, Thinkers50 has extensive experience in engaging global audiences.

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.

2019: Thinkers50 2019 will be held in London on 18 November 2019, featuring the announcement of the 10th biennial ranking and presentation of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Awards.


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