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Thinkers50 Speakers

Since 2001, The Thinkers50 established a prestigious biennial ranking of the top global management, strategy, business and leadership thinkers whose ideas have the potential to change the world.

The Thinkers50 has ten established criteria by which thinkers are evaluated including: 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.”

The Thinkers50 influence extends far beyond the business arena to address wide-reaching global issues, ranging from reducing poverty to building a sustainable model of capitalism.

We are proud to represent a comprehensive roster of these esteemed Thinkers50 Speakers, scholars, authors and thought leaders and offer their vanguard leadership and management programs and dynamic presentations to your organization.

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Thinkers50 Speakers

Subir Chowdhury

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Selected multiple times by Thinkers 50 as one of the "top 50 management thinkers in the world," Subir Chowdhury's thoughts and techniques on performance improvement and quality management have powered numerous business movements, most notably… Full Profile


Sydney Finkelstein

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM New Hampshire, USA

For decades renowned thought leader, Sydney Finkelstein has been at the forefront of pinpointing why great companies and leaders fail and how business executives and managers can avoid the same missteps at their own organizations.… Full Profile


Erica Dhawan

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Business strategist, motivational speaker, and innovation expert Erica Dhawan helps businesses decrease friction and increase freedom. A pioneer researcher in the field of "connectional intelligence," she teaches leaders and companies innovative strategies to create more… Full Profile


Linda Hill

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

As faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, Linda Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs. While doing research on leadership and innovation… Full Profile


Whitney Johnson

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Founder and Managing Director of the Springboard Fund, Whitney Johnson is a top investor and leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. As cofounder at startup investment advisor Rose Park Advisors, she co-led an… Full Profile


Renée Mauborgne

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM France

Co-author of one of the most influential business publications ever written, Renée Mauborgne teaches strategy at the prestigious INSEAD, the world’s second largest business school. Her research-based best-selling book Blue Ocean Strategy centers on building… Full Profile


Liz Wiseman

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Liz Wiseman is president and founder of the leadership research and development firm, Wiseman Group, which operates out of Silicon Valley. Her services have been employed by some of the true global giants in business… Full Profile


Rita McGrath

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Two-time Thinkers50 recipient, Rita McGrath guides CEOs and senior executives to success in the “Transient Advantage Economy.” The long-time Columbia Business School professor is globally recognized for connecting the dots between management theory and practical… Full Profile


Steve Blank

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Steve Blank electrifies corporate audiences with actionable tips for how to drive continuous innovation sharing the same battle-tested processes that Lean Startups use to achieve success. Steve is the father of modern entrepreneurship, a serial… Full Profile


Vijay Govindarajan

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM New Hampshire, USA

Widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on business and management strategy, globalization and innovation, Vijay Govindarajan (known as VG) is a Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. As… Full Profile


Roger Martin

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Ontario, Canada

Dean of the Rotman School of Management, Roger Martin is a visionary in the fields of innovation, cross-disciplinary study and learning from example. His advocacy of Integrative Thinking is changing the way in which we… Full Profile


Jeffrey Pfeffer

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

JEFFREY PFEFFER is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books… Full Profile


John Kotter

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Combining roles as a New York Times bestselling author, a business entrepreneur, an inspirational business and management thought leader and speaker, and last but not least a Harvard Professor, Dr.John P.Kotter is recognized as being… Full Profile


Nirmalya Kumar

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

Thinkers50 thought leader, Nimalya Kumar is changing the perception of the role of marketing worldwide. The London Business School professor and sought out advisor has attracted more than 15,000 citations on Google Scholar for his… Full Profile


Gary Hamel

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

The Thinkers50, a global ranking of management thinkers published every two years, once again placed Gary Hamel amongst its venerated list of top thought leaders. A leading expert on futurism, innovation and change management, Dr.… Full Profile


Marshall Goldsmith

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority on leadership and employee relations, demonstrating how good management of human resources can achieve positive, lasting change in the age of globalization. Dr. Goldsmith has authored or edited… Full Profile


Anil Gupta

FEE CATEGORY * $15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM Maryland, USA

Widely recognized as a leading expert on entrepreneurship strategy and globalization, Anil Gupta holds the Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He is particularly… Full Profile


Richard Florida

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM District of Columbia, USA

The best-selling author of The Rise of the Creative Class, social scientist Richard Florida is one of the key forces driving urban regeneration. Renown for his cutting-edge research, he has spent more than a decade… Full Profile


Tamara Erickson

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Harvard MBA Tamara J Erikson has been honored three times by the Thinkers50's list as one the most influential living management thinkers in the world. Her in-depth research and analysis on generations in the workplace… Full Profile


Dave Ulrich

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Utah, USA

Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Dave Ulrich is a student of the ways in which organizations build leadership, speed, learning, accountability and talent through effective deployment of their human resources.… Full Profile


Ram Charan

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

World-renowned consultant, author and speaker Ram Charan has made an extraordinary life journey, from working in the family shoe shop in a small town in northern India to an engineering degree then a job in… Full Profile


Clayton Christensen

FEE CATEGORY * Contact for fee schedule
TRAVELS FROM Massachusetts, USA

Kim B.Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, in 2011 Clayton Christensen was chosen in a poll of thousands of executives, consultants and business school professors as the most influential business thinker in… Full Profile


Marcus Buckingham

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Cambridge University Masters graduate Marcus Buckingham founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2005 to help promote his credo that no company can truly thrive unless it focuses on the strengths of their workers and gives… Full Profile





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