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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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

2019 Founders' Award Winner

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Thinkers50 2019 - November 18


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.

- October 17, 2019

RT @alfrehn: One of the saddest realizations in one's adult life is that kindness and generosity will only rarely be repaid. One of the mos…
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- October 17, 2019

RT @rvvargas: Harvard Business Review article of Prof Behnam Tabrizi, Ed Lam, Kirk Girard and Vernon Irvin "Digital Transformation is not a…
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- October 17, 2019

Get to know @vgovindarajan who was nominated for Innovation Award in partnership with @Fujitsu_Global.Follow our… https://t.co/64fgAdocJ5
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- October 17, 2019

RT @TheEconomist: The new #BrexitDeal is economically worse for Britain than the one negotiated by Theresa May last year https://t.co/DgtPp
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- October 17, 2019

Very good explanation of the management innovations @Haier_Group by @corp_rebels https://t.co/pOTDgxJgGj
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Leading with Influence: Redefining Modern Influence Part 1

Leading with Influence: Redefining Modern Influence Part 1

Founder of Influence360 and the Dieken Group and best-selling author of Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal, Connie Dieken defines influence to open this exceptional new series about the importance of being an influential leader in today’s modern world....

How to inspire others with a caring mindset.

How to inspire others with a caring mindset.

When you're accountable you set high expectations for yourself. When your expectations of yourselves are high, you become an inspiration for others. Not only do you feel good, others will as well. Your caring mindset will become vital. Here is a simple experience I...


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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