Thinkers50 is the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age.

Thinkers50 began in 2001 as a ranking of the world’s most influential management thinkers.

Today, it publishes six prestigious lists:

Thinkers50 Ranking

The original and pre-eminent global ranking of management
and business thinkers.

since 2001

Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards

The ‘Oscars of management thinking’ (Financial Times), presented every two years for outstanding contributions in multiple award categories.

since 2011

Thinkers50 Hall of Fame

The giants of management thinking whose ideas have made a lasting contribution to management and business.

since 2013

Thinkers50 Radar

The 30 management and business thinkers to watch, published annually, every January.

since 2016

Thinkers50 Booklists

A curated guide to the very best books on management. A neat shelf of must-have books for busy managers.

since 2022

Thinkers50 Coaching Legends

Honouring the legacy of leading executive coaches.

since 2023

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Radar 2024

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Radar Class of 2024

Yearbook 2023

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