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


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 2016, 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

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.

Announcement timeline

Nominations are now closed.

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  • Announcement of Thinkers50 Radar23 jan
  • Nominations open to public1 sep
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    to public
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  • Nominations
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Thinkers50 Radar Class

Thinkers50 Radar 2024

The Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2024 is an exciting group of up-and-coming management thinkers. These are people whose work has attracted our attention and who, we believe, will make an impact with their ideas, their research, and their commitment to making the world a better place.

With nominations for the 2024 Radar canvassed from the Thinkers50 Community we welcome their diversity of ideas, topics, and perspectives that will help shape 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.

Find out more about the Radar Class of 2024 – and how their work can make an impact in your organisation and beyond.

Kai Anderson

Weslynne Ashton

Sophie Bacq

Andrew Barnes

Joy Batra

Greg Bernarda

Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger

Tristan Botelho

Malissa Clark

Todd Cort

Maja Djikic

Jenny Fernandez

Martin Gonzalez

Connie Hadley

Heather Hansen

Jon M. Jachimowicz

Neri Karra Sillaman

Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey

Mita Mallick

Hamilton Mann

Amanda Nimon-Peters

Natalie Nixon

Ludmila Praslova

Hatim Rahman

Thomas Roulet

Ville Satopaa

Giuseppe Stigliano

Daniel Trabucchi and Tommaso Buganza

Kandi Wiens

Sahar Yousef

Thinkers50 Radar Class

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