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

Thinkers50 Mini LogoWelcome to Thinkers50

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 2019 - November 18

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.

- October 21, 2019

RT @mitsmr: Empathy and creative thinking are valuable skills in the workplace, but they’re hard to teach —@lyndagratton https://t.co/9D9mV
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- October 21, 2019

RT @nilofer: The @druckerforum folks shared this historic article by Peter Drucker about the Danish philosopher Kirkegaard. It includes a p…
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- October 21, 2019

RT @alfrehn: Very proud to be shortlisted for this, the @thinkers50 Innovation Award 2019! https://t.co/VLw26Si4iI
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- October 21, 2019

We are happy to highlight a great thinker @alfrehn who was nominated for Innovation Award in partnership with… https://t.co/8e4njqwfHz
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The Vijay Govindarajan Video Series – Week 2

The Vijay Govindarajan Video Series – Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the Thinkers50 Vijay Govindarajan video series on strategy and innovation: Breakthrough Innovation with the Three Box Solution.  Here we continue with Module 1: Strategy is Innovation  Following the first week’s introduction to the Three Box...

Leading with Influence: Redefining Modern Influence Part 1

Leading with Influence: Redefining Modern Influence Part 1

Founder of Influence360 and the Dieken Group and best-selling author of Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal, Connie Dieken defines influence to open this exceptional new series about the importance of being an influential leader in today’s modern world....

How to inspire others with a caring mindset.

How to inspire others with a caring mindset.

When you're accountable you set high expectations for yourself. When your expectations of yourselves are high, you become an inspiration for others. Not only do you feel good, others will as well. Your caring mindset will become vital. Here is a simple experience I...

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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