Dialogue supremo named in premier league of global business thinkers


Chair of Dialogue’s editorial board Dr Liz Mellon joins prestigious ranks of Thinkers50 Radar

The chair of Dialogue’s editorial board Dr Liz Mellon has been named in an exclusive list of leading global business experts.

Mellon today joined the Thinkers50 Radar – the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

The Radar list is drawn from countries across the global, including Australia, Ireland, America, India, China, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, Germany, Finland and the UK. This year’s list features its first Chinese thinker – Xiabo Wu of Zhejiang University.

“The Radar list offers a smorgasbord of great business ideas – from Brian Robertson’s concept of holacracy to Erica Dhawan’s connectional intelligence,” said Thinkers50 chief Stuart Crainer. “What is interesting is that ideas and thinkers are increasingly difficult to pigeon-hole into traditional categories like leadership and strategy. These thinkers are truly independent minded. They are driven by curiosity and innovation, and their work shows broad global ambition. When we started the Thinkers50 in 2001 the emphasis was on improving corporate performance and profitability. The next generation of thinkers wants to make the world a better place. We are optimistic that their ideas will indeed make a difference.”

The full list is below:

Jose Esteves

Head of Information Systems Department at Spain’s IE Business School. Esteves is at the forefront of understanding how technology impacts lives – from hacking to egovernment.

Alessandro di Fiore

Founder and CEO of the consulting firm ECSI (ecsi-consulting.com) and chairman of Harvard Business Review Italia. An HBR blogger, his work focuses on the insight- driven organization and innovation.

Heidi Grant Halvorson

Dr. Halvorson (heidigranthalvorson.com) is a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation and influence. Based at Columbia Business School and the NeuroLeadership Institute, she is the author of No One Understands You and What to do About It (HBR, 2015).

Leila Janah

Social entrepreneur, founder of the Sama Group, youngest recipient of the Club de Madrid Leadership Award. Janah (leilajanah.com) was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Social Enterprise Alliance, one of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, and one of the seven most powerful women in tech in 2014 by Entrepreneur.

Stephan A. Jansen

Former internet entrepreneur and founding president of Zeppelin University (2003– 2014) where he was the youngest university president in Germany. A visiting scholar at Stanford University and Professor of Philanthropy and Civil Society at Karlshochschule University.

Chengwei Liu

Originally from Taiwan, now professor of strategy and behavioral science at Warwick Business School. His research on randomness asks whether performance differences should be attributed to skill or luck. Luck, it turns out, is often mistaken for skill.

Johanna Mair

Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and visiting scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Academic editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review. (johannamair.com)

Dr Liz Mellon

Duke CE professor, chair of global management journal Dialogue’s editorial board, and author of Inside the Mind of the Leader (FT Prentice Hall, 2011) and The Strategy of Execution (with Simon Carter, McGraw Hill 2013). Mellon’s (lizmellon.com) current work focuses on the role of women in organizations.

Erin Meyer

INSEAD professor and author of The Culture Map (Public Affairs, 2014) and articles in the Harvard Business Review. Meyer (erinmeyer.com) was winner of the 2015 Thinkers50 Radar Award.

Gianpiero Petriglieri

Psychiatrist, INSEAD professor of organizational behavior and prolific HBR blogger. Short-listed for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award in 2015.

Jennifer Petriglieri

INSEAD professor of organizational behavior, rated as one of best business school professors under the age of 40. She teaches in the Management Acceleration Programme and the High Impact Leadership Programme. Short-listed for the Thinkers50 Radar Award in 2015.

Jaideep Prabhu

Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise and director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Co-author of Frugal Innovation and Jugaad Innovation (with Navi Radjou).

Navi Radjou

Palo Alto-based, winner of the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. Radjou (naviradjou.com) is co-author of Frugal Innovation and Jugaad Innovation (with Jaideep Prabhu).

Alf Rehn

Finnish academic, speaker and author of Dangerous Ideas (Marshall Cavendish, 2011) and coauthor of Trendspotting (ebook, 2013). His new book on innovation will be published in 2017. More on Rehn’s work at alfrehn.com.

Erin Reid

Questrom School of Business, Boston University professor, Reid studies the interrelations between careers, identity, and how work is organized. Especially interested in how men and women cope with time-greedy work, and the implications of their coping mechanisms for their lives as well as their organizations. See her 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. She is the author of the bestselling book Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs (Princeton University Press, 2015), which explores class, gender, and race biases in hiring.page4image20920page4image19872page4image18944

Brian Robertson

Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and former CEO, author of Holacracy (Portfolio, 2015), which provides an antidote to hierarchy. Shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award.

Juan Pablo Vazquez Sampere

Professor at IE Business School and frequent HBR blogger applying disruptive innovation concepts to current managerial challenges.

Arun Sundararajan

Professor at Stern School of Business, NYU. His research into how digital technologies transform business and society has been recognized by six Best Paper awards, and been supported by organizations including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google and IBM.

Zeynep 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). zeynepton.com

Freek Vermeulen

Professor at London Business School and author of Business Exposed: The naked truth about what really goes on in the world of business (FT Prentice Hall, 2010). His new book, The Fallacy: Capitalism does not work, and that offers great opportunities for innovation will come out in 2016. (freekvermeulen.com)

Xiaobo Wu

Dean of the School of Management at China’s Zhejiang University and director of the country’s National Institute for Innovation Management. Wu is a regular contributor to HBR China and author of seven books. He has held positions at Cambridge University and MIT.