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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


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.

Back2Better Webinar: The Leadership Core with Gianpiero Petriglieri

Back2Better Webinar: The Leadership Core with Gianpiero Petriglieri

How can you remain grounded in your intent, open to learning, and available to others in times of strain and change? How do you cultivate integrity, commitment, and outstanding performance? How do you balance delivering quarterly results and developing for the long...

What’s Your Problem? with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

What’s Your Problem? with Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

On January 7, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg discussed how you can solve the right problems by mastering the art of reframing during the “What’s Your Problem?” webinar in the Big Idea Webinar series from Thinkers50 and Zevio.  Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is a Harvard...

- January 25, 2021

Check out @WomensAgenda's interview with Australian leadership expert and #Thinkers50Radar 2021 member @kirstinferguson: https://t.co/9A5FeodMOP
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- January 25, 2021

Congrats to Australian leadership expert and co-author (with @corporatefox) of Women Kind @kirstinferguson for being included in #Thinkers50Radar 2021! Check out Kirstin's article 'What #CelebratingWomen teaches us about diversity and inclusion': https://t.co/L1ydL38HWZ https://t.co/CIHvTdwEs1
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- January 25, 2021

How to network in a Hybrid World? Check out @DrKorica's proposed actions: https://t.co/kWJpyOgjZV Don't forget to join #Back2Better webinar on 27 Jan to hear from Maja on staying in the know in extraordinary times: https://t.co/76xR13vfXG
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- January 24, 2021

Check out #Thinkers50Radar Class of 2017 member @DrKorica’s 50 sec Q&A to learn what’s her biggest inspiration and how she keeps her thinking fresh: https://t.co/WW6upVdqq3 Join #Back2Better webinar on 27 Jan to hear from Maja live: https://t.co/76xR13dEz6
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- January 24, 2021

Check out a quote from the chapter called "Make sure your lungs are working properly (and may the Force be with you!)" by Anna Hummel-Gumaelius. Make sure to get your copy of Transforming Beyond the Crisis, @BrightlineOrg's and #thinkers50's new book, via https://t.co/RIIElD6w9q https://t.co/7CZd4Ztx5D
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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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