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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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Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Peter Fisk

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Peter Fisk

Peter Fisk, author of Gamechangers, is short but never snappy in a quick fire interview. What book are you currently reading? I’m reading Neuroscience of Leadership by Dr Tara Swart, which explains how your brain is more “plastic” (flexible) than...

 

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Alf Rehn

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Alf Rehn

Alf Rehn, shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Innovation Award, is short but never snappy in a quick fire interview. What book are you currently reading? Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time by Jeffrey Pfeffer...

 

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: David Burkus

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: David Burkus

David Burkus, shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Radar Award, is short but never snappy in a quick fire interview. What book are you currently reading? Roger Martin and Sally Osberg’s Getting Beyond Better, I find social entrepreneurship a...

 

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Enrique Dans

Thinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Enrique Dans

Enrique Dans, shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Digital Thinking Award, is short but never snappy in a quick fire interview. What book are you currently reading? Finishing Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream by Clay Shirky. Do...

 

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