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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.

Explore our new T50 Member Area: IDEAS@WORK

Exclusive custom curation from the T50 archives, plus new member-only content
Introductory offer – Enjoy access free of charge until September 1


Thinker/Partner Webinars

Thinker50 Books

Now available in paperback & ebook

Available in paperback & ebook

Back2Better Webinar Series

50 webinars in 50 weeks

Real-time actionable insights from the world’s top business leaders, academics, and HR thought leaders that help organizations adapt and evolve to the new future of work.

19 August 2020, 11am EDT


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.


Organizational Agility in Practice

Organizational Agility in Practice

ECSI and Thinkers50 teamed up to develop this White Paper on Organizational Agility, a research initiative on the adoption of agile for organizational design and transformation.

Design The Work You Love (Rita McGrath)

Design The Work You Love (Rita McGrath)

Ayse Birsel interviews Rita McGrath, Professor, Columbia Business School, Bestselling Author and Thinkers50 #1 Achievement Award for Strategy.

- August 9, 2020

Join T50 IDEAS@WORK for exclusive access to ideas you can use, from the architects of #Innovation, #Strategy, and… https://t.co/ifGwBaeVrg
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- August 9, 2020

Curated by #Thinkers50 co-founder Stuart Crainer, #EcosystemsInc brings together a unique blend of insights and exp… https://t.co/MmYKHKZsuF
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- August 8, 2020

RT @NaviRadjou: @thinkers50 @Execnetworks Am really looking forward to this webinar to discuss how individuals, organizations, and societie…
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- August 8, 2020

Check out @mitsmr piece by @NaviRadjou explaining the need for a new economic operating system focused on people, s… https://t.co/6fydCn9JgG
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- August 8, 2020

RT @embahsg: How can you energize your core business while building disruptive products and services? Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger & Mar…
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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.


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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