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Identifying, ranking, and sharing extraordinary management and business thinking.

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Thinkers50 is the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age. We are based in London, with partners and affiliations around the globe. Our ambition is to provide innovative access to ideas with the power to make the world a better place.

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TODAY’S THINKING

Fresh, insightful, provocative ideas in the complex world of management thinking. Articles, podcasts, blogs, and interviews feature our ranked thinkers, award winners, and others with big ideas to share.

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- October 1, 2020

Check out @Forbes interview with @rotmanschool professor and 2017 #thinkers50 #1 ranked management thinker… https://t.co/LPpHJ8ufJm
h J R

- September 30, 2020

RT @InsighttoImpct: Bureaucracy does not advance absent human intervention. This is what YOU can do: 1. De-bureaucratize yourself 2. Emp…
h J R

- September 30, 2020

RT @InsighttoImpct: When it comes to compensation, @profhamel explains that it should be tied to the real value you create to the customer.…
h J R

- September 30, 2020

RT @happyhenry: "You are only going to be a leader if people want to follow you. At Haier, staff choose their leaders each year." @profhame…
h J R

RANKING, AWARDS & RADAR

Every two years, Thinkers50 salutes the leading business and management ideas of our age with our Ranking of Management Thinkers and our awards for distinguished achievement in a number of specific management categories. Our annual Radar list introduces emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice.

RANKING

Thinkers50 Ranking

The Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers is announced each odd-numbered year.
Ranking

AWARDS

Thinkers50 Awards

Distinguished Achievement Awards are conferred in key areas of management every two years.
Awards

RADAR

Thinkers50 Radar

A new class of up-and-coming Radar thinkers is identified annually.

Radar

THINKERS50 BOOKS & PUBLISHING

Thinkers50 publishes important titles that do not fit conventional publishing parameters, but that merit a place in business and management literature. In addition, we partner with Unbound publishers to promote crowdfunding of select titles.

About Us

2001: Two maverick Englishmen disrupt business and management with the first ever ranking of management thinkers. Quickly recognized globally as the premier work of its kind, the Thinkers50 Ranking has been published every two years since.

2011: Thinkers50 introduces Distinguished Achievement Awards, expanding its biennial salute to the leading business and management ideas of our age.

2021: The next Thinkers50 Gala will be held at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 16 November 2021, featuring announcement of our 11th biennial ranking of management thinkers. Save the date!

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