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50 Second Q&As

Pithy wisdom from Thinkers50

Distillation lies at the heart of successfully communicating. The more complex the ideas, the more intricate the context, the greater the premium on distillation.

At the Thinkers50, as we travel the world and the internet, seeking out the best ideas in management, we look out for the thinkers who have a gift for distilling their research and concepts down into memorable phrases, tightly argued articles, clearly constructed diagrams, and examples which are as evocative as they are instructional.

To hone their distilling skills, we challenge thinkers to complete our Thinkers50 50-­second Q&A. The result is a unique insight into what some of the world’s leading business thinkers are thinking – and how they manage their lives.

We hope you enjoy this collection of our recent examples of distilled wisdom.

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50 Second Q&A: Pim de Morree

50 Second Q&A: Pim de Morree

Pim de Morree of the Corporate Rebels (corporate-rebels.com) takes time out from the much needed corporate revolution to answer our beguilingly simple questions. What book are you currently reading? Understanding Revolution by Patrick Van Inwegen...

 

50 Second Q&A: Antonis Stamatogiannakis

50 Second Q&A: Antonis Stamatogiannakis

Trying to lose weight or get fit? Perhaps you are trying to save money or raise money for a charity.  Among other things, research by professor Antonis Stamatogiannakis of IE Business School seeks to make sense of the psychological...

 

50 Second Q&A: Dan Pontefract

50 Second Q&A: Dan Pontefract

Thinking quick and fast on this occasion is Dan Pontefract (danpontefract.com), author of Open to Think, The Purpose Effect and Flat Army.  Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria in Canada and is a Thinkers50 Radar thinker....

 

50 Second Q&A: Joost Minnaar

50 Second Q&A: Joost Minnaar

Joost Minnaar co-founded the Corporate Rebels (corporate-rebels.com) in 2015. Their mission is to make work more fun and they have been featured on the Thinkers50 Radar.  Joost travels to all corners of the world researching progressive...

 

50 Second Q&A: Chengwei Liu

50 Second Q&A: Chengwei Liu

Chengwei Liu is an associate professor of strategy and behavioural science at Warwick Business School.  He is a Thinkers50 radar thinker. Chengwei pondered the imponderable and much more in our snappy 50 second interview. What book are you...

 

50 Second Q&A: Amy Webb

50 Second Q&A: Amy Webb

Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist and a bestselling, award-winning author. She is a professor of strategic foresight at the NYU Stern School of Business and the founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that...

 

50 Second Q&A: Lee Newman

50 Second Q&A: Lee Newman

Lee Newman is an educational entrepreneur who is the founding Dean of the IE School of Human Sciences & Technology at IE University in Madrid. His mission is educating radically anti-disciplinary young professionals who are trained for high...

 

50 Second Q&A: Tiffani Bova

50 Second Q&A: Tiffani Bova

Global customer growth and innovation evangelist at Salesforce, Tiffani Bova (tiffanibova.com) offers a uniquely practical take on the realities of growth.  Her book, Growth IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your...

 

50 Second Q&A: Carol Fishman Cohen

50 Second Q&A: Carol Fishman Cohen

Carol Fishman Cohen is CEO and Co-founder of iRelaunch. Her return to work at Bain Capital after 11 years out of the full-time workforce is documented in a Harvard Business School case study. Her article “The 40-year old intern” was selected for...

 

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Noah Askin

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Noah Askin

An assistant professor of organizational behaviour at INSEAD, Noah Askin’s research interests include social and cultural networks, status, the production and consumption of music, and higher education. Askin’s TED talk, “The recipe of a hit song”...

 

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