2011 Ranking: #49
Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award
Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award
With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it seemed that capitalism had emerged triumphant after the long drawn out Cold War. But, over two decades later, more questions are being asked about the nature of capitalism than ever before.
Among those leading the debate about the best type of capitalism needed for the twenty-first century is Umair Haque.
Haque is a London-based consultant. He is director of Havas Media Lab and founder of Bubblegeneration, a consulting firm which began life in 2006.
Haque’s initial training was in neuroscience. He studied at McGill University in Canada. He went on to do an MBA at London Business School and then began a PhD at Oxford University in 2004.
At London Business School he worked with Gary Hamel and Hamel provided the foreword to Haque’s first book: The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a disruptively better business (2011). The book contends that companies must orient their business models around: “Renewal in order to maximize efficiency; equity in order to maximize productivity; meaning in order to maximize effectiveness; democracy in order to maximize agility; and peace in order to maximize evolvability.”