Lucy P. Marcus is the winner of the Thinkers 50 Future Thinker Award

Lucy P. Marcus receiving the 2011 Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award

Lucy P. Marcus receiving the 2011 Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award

Which thinker has emerged over the last two years with the potential to change the world of theory and practice? The answer to this question posed by Thinkers50 is Lucy P. Marcus, the Anglo-American board chair and non-executive director who challenges conventional wisdom both inside and out of the boardroom.

The Thinkers50 is the definitive global ranking of management thinkers, published every two years. Marcus is the recipient of the Future Thinker Award, one of eight new awards that coincide with the ranking and recognize leaders in the fields of: innovation; strategy; globalization; and leadership; as well as the best emerging thinker; the most significant breakthrough idea; and the most important book of the last two years.

THINKERS 50 2011: THE FUTURE THINKER AWARD SHORTLIST

Which thinker has emerged over the last two years with the potential to change the world of theory and practice?

Lucy P Marcus The Anglo-American board chair and non-exec director has emerged as the voice setting the agenda on future proofing boardrooms and companies. The CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, her expertise embraces best practice in governance, investment and entrepreneurship.

Ranjay Gulati Harvard Business School’s Gulati focuses on interorganisational relationship. His latest book is Re-Organize For Resilience, which, among other things, argues that companies need to put customers at the centre of their business.

Umair Haque The director of Havas Media Lab and author of The New Capitalist
Manifesto, offers a blueprint for an alternative form of capitalism. Originally a neuroscientist, the London-based consultant and author is also founder of Bubblegeneration, a consulting firm.

Chip & Dan Heath Engaging Stanford professor Chip Heath and his brother Dan are coauthors of Made to Stick. The book examines why some ideas – from urban myths to business myths – stick in people’s minds, while others fade away.

Sung Joo Kim One of the best known and most celebrated business leaders in Asia, Kim was educated in the US and UK. Began her career in Bloomingdale’s and went on to found the Sungjoo Group which operates more than 90 retail stores. Her book Beautiful Outcast/Wake up Call was a bestseller in Korea.

Dong Mingzhu President of Gree Electric Appliances and author of one of the most influential business books in China, Check Around the World. With annual growth topping 30 per cent annually since 2005, no wonder people are queuing up to read her take on management.

About the Thinkers 50

The definitive global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years. The 2009 winner was CK Prahalad. The ranking is based on voting at the Thinkers 50 website and input from a team of advisers led by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. The Thinkers 50 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.

Date

15 November 2011

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