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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.

Exclusive live & interactive events


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.

Strategy@Work: Unlocking the Truth about Transformation

Strategy@Work: Unlocking the Truth about Transformation

Strategy@Work returns on 22 October to answer hard questions by unlocking the truth about transformation and challenge leaders to think outside the box and re-examine the way organizations operate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwbE5dEuv8s The Strategy@Work Virtual...

Business Ecosystem Alliance Launches Zero-Distance Award

Business Ecosystem Alliance Launches Zero-Distance Award

Qingdao, China: On 16 September 2020, the Business Ecosystem Alliance announced the winners of the inaugural Zero Distance Awards. The announcement was made at the annual Rendanheyi1 Conference hosted by the Haier Group, which this year was held virtually,...

- October 25, 2020

@InsighttoImpct: @ChrisZookBain, partner at @BainAlerts discusses finding the next wave of #growth during @thinkers50 business forum. Join #insighttoimpact Growth is a Thinking Game Adventure starting on 3 November feat. @Tiffani_Bova of @salesforce! https://t.co/BdfGIjtTcU
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- October 25, 2020

"Social media has become one of the biggest snafus in human history." Join free #BigIdea webinar with @BenjaminPring of @Cognizant to hear his thoughts on addressing the damage being wrought by social media: https://t.co/fkAw1kfrfr https://t.co/2rhyhvtDMq
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- October 25, 2020

Join #EcosystemsInc webinar to learn about organizational transformation from a lineup of exceptional thinkers: @sanguit, #thinkers50 co-founder Stuart Crainer, @AthenaElektra of @menlocollege, and @kautiliya of @arthsastra. @europe_me https://t.co/Jo2fqerp12
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- October 24, 2020

@arthsastra: #EcosystemsInc. Making Sense of New Organizational Reality. Session presented by @arthsastra @thinkers50 @menlocollege in association with @in_hmi. Contributors are @kautiliya #StuartCrainer @sanguit #AnnikaSteiber. Register at https://t.co/8rRi8HSmay. https://t.co/lV1jPshLIx
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- October 23, 2020

@skgreen: TODAY at 11:30 AM ET I’m talking with @JoanCWilliams about the “first female recession” and how it is proving that women don’t opt out — they get forced out. Join us! https://t.co/spXJfwHI0s
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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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