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.
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.
The result for 2021 is an amazing group of people who, we believe, will make an impact with their campaigning, their ideas, their research and their passion in the year ahead.
Our enduring belief is that great ideas are not bound by race, gender, sexuality, location, age or wealth. Indeed, often they defy limiting perspectives and prejudices.
And so, the Thinkers50 Radar for 2021 features the Moroccan-born dean of a South Korean business school, Danish campaigners for diversity, a Russian expert on digital trends in China, two Trinidadian thinkers championing “cooperative advantage”, an inspiring Ghanaian entrepreneur and much more.
They don’t have all the answers but their work and ideas present us with many of the key questions which we need to resolve as individuals and organizations in the years ahead.
We hope you enjoy exploring their ideas as much as we have.