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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.



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.

- November 20, 2019

Congratulations to ⁦@LizWiseman⁩ winner of ⁦@thinkers50⁩ Leadership Award https://t.co/bcBnvfFCpf
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- November 20, 2019

Platform revolution! Digital Thinking award winners ⁦@InfoEcon⁩ ⁦@g2parker⁩ ⁦@thinkers50https://t.co/SuuoAgxBhn
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- November 20, 2019

The Dutch are coming! ⁦@josdeblok⁩ ⁦@corp_rebels⁩ are winners @thinkers50 2019 https://t.co/hfGeM946M8
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- November 20, 2019

RT @mitsmr: Congratulations to @INSEAD’s Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne on their well deserved recognition by @thinkers50 as the world’s top…
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- November 20, 2019

RT @bill_fischer: Ask anyone to recall big lessons they’ve gotten from business school, and always “90 days” is included! Proud 2B @Michael…
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Thinkers50 Awards Gala 2019: Founders’ Award Acceptance Speech

Thinkers50 Awards Gala 2019: Founders’ Award Acceptance Speech

Starting off the 2019 Gala day is Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, with his acceptance speech for the first Founders' Award. The first recipient of the Founders’ Award is Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, the President of IE University and a recognized influencer in global...


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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