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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.

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Thinkers50 & HAIER announce the Business Ecosystem Alliance

More than 20 organizations and experts from 11 countries
have signed on to support the Business Ecosystem Alliance

insight to impact powered by Thinkers50 and Outthinker

Every six weeks we begin an interactive adventure led by one of the world’s top business thinkers, then arm you with actionable tools and a cross-industry peer group, enabled by a state-of-the-art learning platform … to help you transform insight to impact.

Exclusive live & interactive events


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.

Strategy@Work: Unlocking the Truth about Transformation

Strategy@Work: Unlocking the Truth about Transformation

Strategy@Work returns on 22 October to answer hard questions by unlocking the truth about transformation and challenge leaders to think outside the box and re-examine the way organizations operate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwbE5dEuv8s The Strategy@Work Virtual...

Business Ecosystem Alliance Launches Zero-Distance Award

Business Ecosystem Alliance Launches Zero-Distance Award

Qingdao, China: On 16 September 2020, the Business Ecosystem Alliance announced the winners of the inaugural Zero Distance Awards. The announcement was made at the annual Rendanheyi1 Conference hosted by the Haier Group, which this year was held virtually,...

The Business Ecosystem Alliance

The Business Ecosystem Alliance

Thinkers50 co-founders welcome the formation of the Business Ecosystem Alliance.  September 2020: The inaugural meeting of the Business Ecosystem Alliance was held on 16 September under the auspice of the annual Rendanheyi1 Conference organized by the Haier...

- October 20, 2020

RT @AyseBirselSeck: The work that @dorieclark loves is “helping people get their message heard so that they can make the difference they we…
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- October 20, 2020

RT @dorieclark: @AyseBirselSeck @thinkers50 Loved being a part of this, @AyseBirselSeck - thanks so much for including me in your series. S…
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- October 19, 2020

RT @Tiffani_Bova: 'Even in failures there are lessons, which, if you're paying attention, can be applied in other situations." #GrowthIQ #B…
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- October 19, 2020

RT @InsighttoImpct: We're ecstatic to have one of the top @thinkers50 ranked #management thinkers @Tiffani_Bova join us for the #insighttoi…
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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.



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.

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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