Tomorrow’s Thought Leaders


Tomorrow’s Thought Leaders

Which of the new generation of business thinkers is most likely to shape the future of business and business thinking? Whose work has the potential to challenge the way we think about management? Thinkers50 founders Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove spend their time scanning the world of business ideas.

Cameron Anderson
Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership & Communication at the Haas School of Management.

Jamie Anderson
Australian organizational theorist and professor at the Antwerp Management School. Co-author The Fine Art of Success (Wiley, 2011).

Brené Brown
Research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Research examines vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Author of Rising Strong (Vermillion, 2015) and Daring Greatly (Penguin, 2012).

David Burkus
Oral Roberts University professor and author of The Myths of Creativity (Jossey-Bass, 2013).

Laurence Capron
Professor of strategy at INSEAD. Co-author (with Will Mitchell) of Build, Borrow or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma, (HBR, 2012).

Dana Carney
Associate professor at Hass School of Business, University of California.

Amy Cuddy
Associate Professor at Harvard Business School. Author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Little Brown & Company, forthcoming 2015).

Erica Dhawan
Formerly with Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and Deloitte, now champion of idea of connectional intelligence. Co-author Get Big Things Done (St Martins Press, 2015).

Steven D’Souza
Director of Programs at the FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance and co-author of the award winning, Not Knowing: The Art of Turning Uncertainty into Possibility (LID, 2014).

Mark Esposito
Professor at Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France. Founding director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness. 

Frances Frei
Professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School and co-author of Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business (HBR, 2012).

Francesca Gino
Author of Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan (HBR, 2013) and professor at Harvard Business School.

Vlatka Hlupic
Professor at the University of Westminster and author of The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

Erin Meyer
INSEAD professor and author of The Culture Map (Public Affairs, 2014) and articles in Harvard Business Review.

Dambisa Moyo
Author of Winner Take All (Allen Lane, 2012), Moyo analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs. She is a former economist at Goldman Sachs and a consultant to the World Bank.

Jennifer Petriglieri
INSEAD professor, rated as one of best business school professors under the age of 40.

Erin Reid
Questrom School of Business, Boston University professor. Attention grabbing 2014 HBR blog “Why some men pretend to work 80 hour weeks”.

Lauren Rivera
A professor at Kellogg, Northwestern University, Rivera is a cultural sociologist who previously worked for Monitor. 

Arun Sundararajan
Professor at Stern School of Business NY. His research has been recognized by six Best Paper awards, and been supported by organizations including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and IBM.

Zenep Ton
Adjunct associate professor in the operations management group at MIT Sloan School of Management.  Before MIT Sloan, she spent seven years on the faculty at Harvard Business School. Author of The Good Jobs Strategy (New Harvest, 2014).

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