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You may or may not have run across the Thinkers50 website. Every two years the site names the world’s 50 top business thinkers.
The ranking is based on voting at the Thinkers50 website and input from a team of advisers led by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. The Thinkers50 has ten established criteria by which thinkers are evaluated — originality of ideas; practicality of ideas; presentation style; written communication; loyalty of followers; business sense; international outlook; rigor of research; impact of ideas and the elusive guru factor.
Here are the top 15:
Clayton Christensen – The Innovator’s DNA, The Innovators Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, etc…
W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne – Blue Ocean Strategy
Vijay Govindarajan – Ten Rules of Strategic Innovators, The Other Side of Innovation, The Quest for Global Dominance
Jim Collins – Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, Great by Choice
Michael Porter – Competitive Advantage, Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage of Nations
Roger Martin – The Opposable Mind, The Design of Business, Fixing the Game, The Responsibility Virus
Marshall Goldsmith – What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo
Marcus Buckingham – First Break All the Rules, Now Discover Your Strengths, StandOut
Don Tapscott – The Digital Economy, Wikinomics, Macrowikinomics
Malcolm Gladwell – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers
Sylvia Ann Hewlett – Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, Top Talent, Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets
Lynda Gratton – Living Strategy, The Democratic Enterprise, Hot Spots, Glow, The Shift
Nitin Nohria – In Their Time, Paths to Power, Driven, The Arc of Ambition, What Really Works
Robert Kaplan & David Norton – The Balanced Scorecard, The Strategy-Focused Organization, Execution Premium
Gary Hamel – Competing for the Future, Leading the Revolution, The Future of Management
What do these great business thinkers have in common? As you can see from the list – they have all published business books. The publishing of a book is still the best way to disseminate the latest in business thinking. We may be consuming this information in different formats, but we still need the book to begin with.
Something else this list of business thinkers has in common is that 12 of the 15 have had at least one Soundview Executive Book Summary published from their works. That means that these titles were among the top 30 books of the year in which they were published. You can find the summaries by going to the Soundview website and searching an authors name.
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