2013 Ranking: #7
2011 Ranking: #5
Shortlisted: 2011 Strategy Award
Winner: 2005 Thinkers50
One of the most influential management thinkers of his generation, Michael E. Porter is considered by many to be the father of modern corporate strategy.
Most recently, Porter has proposed the concept of shared value, arguing that firms should generate value for society as well as shareholders. Also, since 2001, Porter has devoted considerable attention to competition in the health care system. His article “The Strategy That Will Fix Health Care,” co-authored with Thomas H. Lee, was published in the October 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review.