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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.

2019 Awards Gala

Begins Jan 2020

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Begins Jan 2020

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Who are Today's Top Management Thinkers?

European Business Forum September 2019

TODAY’S THINKING

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.

The smallest gesture can have lasting impact.

 During a trip to India, I was looking out a cab window and saw a child, maybe seven or eight years old. He stooped beside a street drain and was reaching in.  I asked my cab driver what the child was doing. He told me to just look the other way and ignore the child. ...

Me, myself, I

Among those most helpfully making sense of the practicalities of personal branding is Dorie Clark, an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Clark is a former presidential campaign spokeswoman and author of...

All In: How Should You Treat Volunteers?

We talk about great leaders all the time. What makes a great leader? What characteristics and actions raise someone to the status of great in our minds and hearts? I share my thoughts with one of the most influential voices in leadership and culture today,...

RANKING, AWARDS & RADAR

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.

RANKING

Thinkers50 Ranking

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

AWARDS

Thinkers50 Awards

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

RADAR

Thinkers50 Radar

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

Radar

THINKERS50 SERVICES

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

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.

BOOKS & PUBLISHING

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.

EVENTS

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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