Marshal Goldsmith, Don Tapscott, and five other McGraw-Hill authors received the prestigious distinction of being selected for the 2011 Thinkers50 list of the world’s most influential business thinkers. Number one ranked is McGraw-Hill author Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School and widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on innovation and growth.


McGraw-Hill authors named to the 2011 Thinkers50 List:

• Clayton Christensen, #1 Thinkers50, author of The Innovator’s Prescription and  Disrupting Class

• Marshal Goldsmith, #7  Thinkers50, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales

• Don Tapscott,  #9 Thinkers50, author of Grown Up Digital

• Richard D’Aveni,  #21 Thinkers5, author of the forthcoming Strategic Capitalism (Fall 2012)

• David Ulrich,  #23 Thinkers50, author of The Why of Work and HR Transformation

• Fons Trompenaars,  #42 Thinkers50, author of Global M&A TangoRiding the Waves of Innovation, and the forthcoming Riding the Waves of Culture, Third Edition (January 2012)

• Subir Chowdhury,  #50 Thinkers50, author of The Power of LEO

The Thinkers50 is issued every two years to showcase the very best new management thinking around the world.  Consulting firm Crainer Dearlove bases its ranking on voting at its website and by a team of advisers from around the world.  Candidates are assessed against criteria including originality of ideas, practicality of ideas, international outlook, rigor of research and more.

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