Radar

Spotlighting thinkers with the ideas most likely to
shape the future.

about the radar

About the Thinkers50 Radar

Announced every January, the Thinkers50 Radar identifies a cohort of 30 up-and-coming thinkers whose ideas we predict will make an important impact on management thinking in the future. Since its introduction in 2007, the unveiling of the new Thinkers50 Radar Class has been one of the most popular and eagerly awaited moments in the Thinkers50 calendar. The Thinkers50 Radar identifies new talent and ideas and provides an early alert system for managers, publishers, speaker bureaus, and others in the thought-leadership industry.

Thinkers50 uses its market knowledge and influence to highlight the up-and-coming thinkers and showcase the ideas that will shape management in the coming years. The hope is that the recognition and profile this gives to these young (and not so young) thinkers will spur them on to do their best work.

selection process

Selection Process

The Thinkers50 Radar Class of 30 thinkers to watch in the coming year is always an eclectic mix of people who have crossed the Thinkers50 radar or been nominated by members of the Thinkers50 community.

Thinkers50 believes in diversity, inclusivity, and equity. The Thinkers50 Radar list is a celebration of those values. We not only welcome but positively seek out the rainbow spectrum of thought that comes from seeing the world from multiple perspectives and backgrounds.

Thinkers50 Radar Class

Thinkers50 Radar 2016

Emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice.

Thinkers50 scans the globe on an ongoing basis for fresh, powerful thought leadership. We are committed to the search, we enjoy the process, and we invite you to participate by contributing your ideas about management thinkers on the horizon.

Rachel Botsman

Andrew Burke

David Burkus

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Sangeet Paul Choudary

Erica Dhawan

Steven D’Souza

Mark Esposito

Jose Esteves

Alessandro di Fiore

Heidi Grant

Leila Janah

Stephan A. Jansen

ChengweiLiu

Chengwei Liu

Johanna Mair

Liz Mellon

Erin Meyer

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Jennifer Petriglieri

Jaideep Prabhu

Navi Radjou

Alf Rehn

Erin Reid

Lauren Rivera

Brian Robertson

Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere

Arun Sundararajan

Zeynep Ton

Freek Vermeulen

Xiaobo Wu

Thinkers50 Radar Class

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