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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.

Begins Fall 2019

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Begins Fall 2019

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Who are Today's Top Management Thinkers?


Fresh, insightful, provocative insights 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.

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How to attract customers in a world of AI, bots and automation? Stuart Crainer interviews @StevenVBe author of "Cu… https://t.co/pMxfpD2aU8
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RT @andrewtghill: "The banana bread is delicious. One more slice. Might work through lunch. Probably consumed three times my calorific limi…
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RT @profkjmoore: Had a chance to talk to https://t.co/6Bam1AqKnn at @C2Montreal this evening. Very insightful person! May well be on my rad…
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All In: Champion Gratitude in the Workplace!

Chester Elton, #1 bestselling author of All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins, describes the importance of and how to champion gratitude and civility in the workplace. https://youtu.be/NLYFukUrzeM Accompanying Written Blog Marshall's Complete Video...

Fear freezes your ability to be straightforward

When we are scared, nervous or afraid, we shut out the outside world. We become less open and transparent. Instead of accepting our true selves and admitting that we are afraid, we put up a wall designed to keep out the truth.   We lose sight of the importance of...

Thinkers50 Big Idea with Geoff Tuff and Steve Goldbach

Geoff Tuff and Steve Goldbach, authors of "Detonate", discuss their Big Idea with Thinkers 50: instinct, and everything we've learned in our careers that made us successful, is causing us to focus on the wrong priorities to the detriment of our growth. Instead of...


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.



As part of its mission of identifying, ranking and sharing the very best in management thinking, Thinkers50 offers a variety of services to individuals and organizations.


Consulting Services

Thinkers50 founders Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove are trusted coaches and advisers to thinkers and organisations around the world. Their strategic approach supports and enhances thinkers’ brands and businesses.


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.


Whether it be a key-note speech on the latest business ideas, a briefing on trends in business thinking, or advice on designing corporate conferences, Thinkers50 has extensive experience in engaging global audiences.

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.

2019: Thinkers50 2019 will be held in London on 18 November 2019, featuring the announcement of the 10th biennial ranking and presentation of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Awards.


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