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4 Indians among world's top 50 business gurus

December 20, 2005 17:07 IST
Last Updated: December 20, 2005 19:22 IST


Four Indians figure amongst the world's top 50 management gurus, according to The Thinkers 50 2005 -- a ranking by the European Foundation for Management Development.

The four Indians on the elite list are University of Michigan professor C K Prahalad (ranked 3rd), CEO coach Ram Charan (ranked 24th), Tuck Business School professor Vijay Govindarajan (ranked 30th), and Harvard professor Rakesh Khurana (ranked 33rd).

Michael Porter, who heads Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, has been voted the world's topmost living management guru.

World's Top 50 Management Gurus

1

Michael Porter, Harvard strategy specialist

2

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

3

C K Prahalad, LBS strategy specialist

4

Tom Peters, leadership consultant

5

Jack Welch, GE's ex-CEO and celebrity

6

Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

7

Philip Kotler, Kellogg's marketing guru

8

Henry Mintzberg, promotes managers not MBAs

9

Kjell Nordstrom & Jonas Ridderstrale, funky business exponents

10

Charles Handy, British portfolio worker99

11

Richard Branson, entrepreneur and Virgin flyer

12

Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert

13

Thomas Stewart, Intellectual Capital author

14

Gary Hamel, strategy consultant

15

Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne, Blue Ocean Strategy duo

16

Kenichi Ohmae, Japanese strategy master

17

Patrick Dixon, futurist and change guru

18

Stephen Covey, author of Knows The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

19

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard's change manager

20

Edward De Bono, Lateral thinker and author

21

Clayton Christensen, Harvard's new-tech guru

22

Robert Kaplan & David Norton, Balanced Scorecard creators

23

Peter Senge, learning organisation inventor

24

Ram Charan, coach to the CEOs

25

Fons Trompenaars, intercultural management man

26

Russ Ackoff, specialist of systems thinking

27

Warren Bennis, humanist leadership guru

28

Chris Argyris, action and learning guru

29

Michael Dell, Dell Computer's founder

30

Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck's strategy innovator

31

Malcolm Gladwell, Blink and Tipping Point guru

32

Manfred Kets De Vries, Psychoanalytic economist

33

Rakesh Khurana, Harvard labour market guru

34

Lynda Gratton, LBS people and strategy guru

35

Alan Greenspan, head of US Federal Reserve

36

Edgar Schein, MIT organisational psychologist

37

Ricardo Semler, Radical CEO of Semco

38

Don Peppers, Customer relationship man

39

Paul Krugman, economist and columnist

40

Jeff Bezos, Amazon boss

41

Andy Grove, one of the Intel founders

42

Daniel Goleman, emotional intelligence inventor

43

Leif Edvinsson, professor of intellectual capital

44

James Champy, Advocate of re-engineering

45

Rob Goffee & Gareth Jones, authentic leaders

46

Naomi Klein, No Logo author

47

Geert Hofstede, cultural expert

48

Larry Bossidy, chair of Honeywell

49

Costas Markides, LBS strategy professor

50

Geoffrey Moore, hi-tech marketing man

Bill Gates, the co-founder of the world's largest software company Microsoft, is considered the second most influential management guru in the world.

The list names only four women amongst the top 50 business gurus. INSEAD professor Renée Mauborgne is ranked 15th, followed by Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter at 19th slot, London Business School's Lynda Gratton at 34th position and the No Logo author Naomi Klein at 46.

Scott Adams, cartoonist and creator of comic strip Dilbert, has been ranked the 12th most influential management guru.

GE's former chief executive Jack Welch, marketing expert Philip Kotler, Virgin boss Richard Branson, Dell Computers founder Michael Dell too find a place in the list.

The Thinkers 50 ranking is based on votes of businessmen, consultants, scholars, and students.

Peter Drucker, who died on November 11, had been ranked the world's top business guru for the past two years. The European Foundation for Management Development says that the list would also have included London Business School's Sumantra Ghoshal had he been alive.


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