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Ranking & Distinguished Achievement Awards

2005 Thinkers50 Ranking & Awards

London, November 21, 2005

Ranking of Management Thinkers

#1 Michael Porter

The father of modern business strategy, and the most cited scholar today in economics and business.  

#2 Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

#3 C. K. Prahalad

Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

#4 Tom Peters

Born in Baltimore in 1942 “with a lacrosse stick in one hand and oars over my shoulder,” Peters resided in California, mainly Silicon Valley [where he was on a list of “100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley”], from 1965–2000.  

#5 Jack Welch

American business executive, author, and chemical engineer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001.

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