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Modupe Akinola

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Modupe Akinola

Modupe Akinola is a professor and researcher at Columbia Business School, and the director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership & Ethics. A former business consultant, Modupe is now an award-winning instructor in the MBA program at Columbia. Her research there focuses...

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Melissa A. Schilling

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Melissa A. Schilling

Melissa A. Schilling is an authority on innovation and strategy in high technology industries. She is the Herzog Professor of Management at the NYU Stern School of Business, where her research has investigated how tech firms win battles in platform ecosystems, and how...

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Julia Binder

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Julia Binder

Julia Binder is an expert in innovation and sustainability, and in the intersection where both can combine to transform our economic system. As a Professor of Sustainable Innovation and Business Transformation at IMD, her research has focused on how to create and run...

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Lorenzo Davids

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Lorenzo Davids

Lorenzo Davids is a leader in social development who has worked to address poverty and improve lives in South Africa. He is the CEO of The Development Impact Fund, an organization that invests in projects and entrepreneurs with potential to transform themselves and...

The Provocateurs: Episode 5 | Julie Carrier

The Provocateurs: Episode 5 | Julie Carrier

Julie Carrier is a trailblazer in the field of young women’s leadership. In this episode, we hear about Julie’s provocative work – not only from herself, but also from special guests: president of St. Ursula Academy in Toledo, Ohio, Mary Werner, and student representative, Ella Stoll, who shed a light on the impact it has made.

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Loran Nordgren & David Schonthal

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Loran Nordgren & David Schonthal

Loran Nordgren & David Schonthal are the originators of ‘Friction Theory’, a ground-breaking methodology that explains why promising innovations and change initiatives may struggle to gain traction with their intended audiences. Both professors at the Kellogg...

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Julia DiBenigno

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Julia DiBenigno

Julia DiBenigno is an associate professor at Yale, and an organizational field researcher and ethnographer whose work has advanced our understanding of topics related to the sociology of work. Julia addresses pressing organizational problems through qualitative,...

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Hilke Plassmann

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Hilke Plassmann

Hilke Plassmann is a pioneer in the field of decision and consumer neuroscience. She holds a PhD on Decision Neuroscience from Münster University and has been a post-doctoral scholar at Stanford and Caltech. Now she is the Octapharma Chaired Professor of Decision...

Complex, ill-defined, and non-immediate problems

Complex, ill-defined, and non-immediate problems

Executives who can learn the secret to solving complex problems have got it made, writes Professor Albrecht Enders Lots of people want to be popular. Googling the term ‘popularity’ returns more than four billion results (‘successfulness’ manages just 590,000). There...

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Mehran Gul

Thinkers50 Radar 2022: Mehran Gul

Mehran Gul is an expert on the emergence of a new generation of big technology companies around the world. Mehran thinks and writes about organizations and the types of environments that serve as the breeding grounds for innovative ideas and practices. He has been a...

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