The London Thinkers50 Awards Shortlist is Announced

9 August 2017

London – Thinkers50 is the ranking for today’s global business thinkers who are pioneering the way in modern leadership. Known as the ‘Oscars of Management thinking’, a nomination for one of these awards is a pretty big deal!

Awards will be made in different categories: Innovation ; Digital Thinking; Strategy; Ideas into Practice; Leadership ; Talent; the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award (named after the innovative business thinker who twice topped the Thinkers50 ranking); the Radar Award for the thinker most likely to shape the future; and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The prestigious awards will be announced on 13th November 2017.

Created in 2001, the awards aim to recognise incredibly innovative thinking and help to translate the thoughts of the brightest minds into real ideas that can change the world.

The theme of Thinkers50 2017 is social as well as business  innovation and the increasingly global nature of management ideas. The prestigious awards will be announced on 13th November 2017.

Speakers Lynda Gratton  and Andrew Scott , who authored ‘The 100-Year Life’, are on this year’s shortlist for the ‘Breakthrough Idea’ award. To find out more about their seminal book, have a read of Andrew’s blog . The previous winners for this category have been: Rachel Botsman for collaborative consumption (2015); the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for the circular economy (2013); and Vijay Govindarajan for the $300 house (2011).

Lynda and Andrew are on this year’s shortlist for the ‘Breakthrough Idea’ award

Distinguished keynote speaker Simon Sinek has been shortlisted for the ‘ Leadership ’ award, for his ability to shed powerful new light on a vital subject. The previous winners for this award have been: Marshall Goldsmith (2015 and 2011), and Herminia Ibarra (2013).

MIT Professors, academics and speakers Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have been shortlisted for the ‘Digital Thinking’ award. This award celebrates the newest and most original light on our digital reality, it rewards pioneering thinkers who have managed to translate complex digital subjects into useful human insights. The two professors have written several influential books, their latest being: Machine, Platform, Crowd.

Sallie Krawcheck has been shortlisted for the 'Talent' award

CEO and Co-founder of Ellevest, and a digital financial advisor for women, Sallie Krawcheck  has also been shortlisted for the ‘Talent’ award. A keynote speaker and the owner and chair of Ellevate Network, Sallie has been recognised for her contributions to talent in the modern workplace.

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