The Financial Times dubs it, “The Oscars of Management Thinking.” Every two years, the elite gather at the Thinkers50. On November 18th, you wouldn’t have found limos and red carpets outside London’s iconic De Vere Grand. Even without flashing bulbs and Oscar de la Renta dresses, the ballroom was packed with royalty. A day-long event, the Thinkers50 Awards boasted the world’s in-demand consultants, authors, speakers, and faculty members. Like the Oscars, the event featured sweeping speeches and earnest applause (and a few snarky comments in between).
This was a day to celebrate the impact of ideas – and the people who labor in the shadows to formulate them. This year’s top management thinkers represent a changing of the guard.
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