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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 2023

Every January, Thinkers50 announces 30 management and business thinkers to watch in the coming year. It is a diverse mix of people who have been nominated by the Thinkers50 community and whose work has attracted our attention. These are the new and exciting voices in management.

The result for 2023 is an eclectic group of people who, we believe, will make an impact with their ideas, their campaigning, their research, and their passion in the coming twelve months. More than that, by showcasing their ideas now, we hope they will be inspired to carry the torch for management thinking in the years ahead. 

Our enduring belief is that great ideas are not bound by race, gender, sexuality, location, age, or wealth. Our Radar Class of 2023 is deliberately and unapologetically diverse. Some people have told us that proactively increasing diversity is difficult because it risks diluting quality: at Thinkers50, we take the exact opposite view. We believe that increasing diversity is essential to elevate the quality of ideas because it widens the spectrum.

And so, the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023 features a Jamaican-born expert on imposter syndrome, a Danish philosopher unleashing the power of questions, a Singaporean-Indian DEI expert based in Denmark, a UK internet nerd and metaverse champion challenging the Splinternet, the former executive who got the Pope on Twitter, a Finnish efficiency expert based in Spain, and much more. 

They don’t have all the answers, but they are asking important questions: questions we need to address as individuals, organizations and societies about everything from AI ethics to environmental politics, crypto currencies to Web 3.0, and leadership character to women social innovators.

We hope you enjoy exploring their ideas as much as we have!

Reid Blackman

Edward Brooks

Jodi-Ann Burey

Marcus Collins

Stephanie Creary

Lily Fang

Elisa Farri & Paolo Cervini

Amy Gallo

Matt Johnson

Michaela Kerrissey

Mikko Ketokivi

Pia Lauritzen

Neil Lewis

Poornima Luthra

Fiona Macaulay

Lindsey McInerney

Nina Mazar

Claire Diaz-Ortiz

David Rand

Selena Rezvani

April Rinne

Paulo Savaget

Leah Stokes

Raffaella Sadun

Melissa Swift

Stefano Tasselli

Uma Viswanathan

Mark Vletter

Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg

Brian Wong

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