Announcing the Thinkers50 Radar 2024

London – Thinkers50, the premier global Ranking of management thinkers, today announced its prestigious annual Radar listing for 2024, featuring 30 people whose work will shape the future of how organisations are managed and led. 

“The Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024 is an exciting group of up-and-coming management thinkers who have attracted our attention and, we believe, will make an impact with their ideas, their research, and their commitment to making the world a better place,” explained Thinkers50 co-founder, Stuart Crainer.

With nominations for the Radar canvassed from the Thinkers50 Community and the public, the Class of ‘24 brings a diversity of ideas, topics, and perspectives that are likely to influence management and leadership in the coming years.

Sustainability and AI are key themes for 2024, as is making workplaces wholly inclusive and healthy for everyone. This year’s Radar features business thinkers from the worlds of fashion, retail, branding, and communications, as well as statisticians, neuroscientists, and platform practitioners, from the Nordics to New Zealand, and Asia to America.

“Thinkers50 is all about scanning the world for the very best in management ideas. We believe there is nothing so practical as a great idea, so we are constantly on the lookout for people who not only originate and articulate ideas, but also put them into compelling practice,” says Thinkers50 co-founder, Des Dearlove. “These thinkers are global, original, and worth watching in the years to come.”

The Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024 are (in alphabetical order): 

Kai Anderson
Leader of global organisation, workforce and culture transformation services at Mercer. 

Weslynne Ashton
Sustainable systems scientist from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Sophie Bacq
Focusing on social entrepreneurship and creating civic wealth, from IMD.

Andrew Barnes
Pioneer of the 4 Day Week revolution and founder of Perpetual Guardian.

Joy Batra
Author of The Freelance Mindset and founder of Quartz Consulting.

Greg Bernarda
Creator of the concept of “up-ruption”; ecosystems specialist and advisor at Strategyzer.

Sunny Bonnell & Ashleigh Hansberger
Campaigning for organisations to nurture breakthrough ideas and create cultures that fuel innovation.

Tristan Botelho
Researcher of entrepreneurship and evaluation processes at the Yale School of Management. 

Malissa Clark
Director of the Healthy Work Lab, top scholar on overwork, workaholism, and employee well-being. 

Todd Cort
Specialist in sustainability and investor value from the Yale School of Management.

Maja Djikic
Personal development expert, author of The Possible Self, from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Jenny Fernandez
Brand and leadership coach, strategic advisor for Women CEOs; Professor at Columbia and NYU.

Martin Gonzalez
Principal of AI Talent Development at Google and co-author of The Bonfire Moment.

Connie Hadley
Founder, Institute for Life and Work; research associate professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Heather Hansen
Global communications specialist, author of Unmuted.

Jon M. Jachimowicz
Organisational behaviourist studying the pursuit of passion at Harvard Business School.

Neri Karra Sillaman
Sustainable fashion consultant and entrepreneur expert at Saïd Business School, Oxford.

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey
Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google, founder of Mother AI and Parenting Backwards.

Mita Mallick
Head of inclusion, equity, and impact at Carta and author of Reimagine Inclusion.

Hamilton Mann
VP Digital Marketing and Digital Transformation at Thales, pioneer of Digital for Good.

Amanda Nimon-Peters
Behavioural scientist focusing on why we do what we do at work, from Hult International Business School.

Natalie Nixon
Creativity strategist, author of The Creative Leap, CEO of Figure 8.

Ludmila Praslova
Author of The Canary Code, teaching how to design healthier, inclusive organisations at Vanguard University of Southern California.

Hatim Rahman
AI expert focusing on algorithmic management at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Thomas Roulet
Social scientist focusing on negative evaluations and the future of work at Judge Business School, Cambridge.

Ville Satopää
Statistician focusing on forecasting and predictions, developing general theory, methodology, and analysing real-world data, at INSEAD. 

Giuseppe Stigliano
Global CEO of Spring Studios, a digital transformation expert, and co-author of Redefining Retail.

Daniel Trabucchi and Tommaso Buganza
Platform Thinkers at Politecnico di Milano.

Kandi Wiens
Executive coach focusing on emotional intelligence, burnout, and resiliency research.

Sahar Yousef
Cognitive neuroscientist focusing on human performance enhancement at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.


About Thinkers50:

Thinkers50 identifies, ranks, and shares the very best management ideas. Its definitive global Ranking of management thinkers is published every two years. The 2023 Ranking was topped for the second consecutive time by Amy Edmondson, author of The Right Kind of Wrong and The Fearless Organization. Previous #1 Thinkers include W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne (2019); Roger Martin (2017); Michael Porter (2015 and 2005); Clayton Christensen (2013 and 2011); C.K. Prahalad (2009 and 2007), and Peter Drucker (2003 and 2001). 

About Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove: 

Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove are the founders and directors of Thinkers50. They are the authors of more than 16 books, available in 20 languages, are former columnists for The Times (London), and are editors of The Financial Times Handbook of Management. They advise thinkers and organisations worldwide. 


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Stuart Crainer

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