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The Thinkers 50 - 2009

Submitted by: CSA - Celebrity Speakers Ltd

2009-10-22 00:11:00 digg facebook Email twitter print

CSA-Celebrity Speakers is proud to announce the 2009 ranking of The Thinkers 50, the definitive listing of the world's top 50 business thinkers.

Burnham, UK (OPENPRESS) October 22, 2009 -- Remaining undefeated since 2007, Prof. C.K. Prahalad retains the top spot as the world's most influential living management thinker.

Making their first appearances are Nobel Prize-winners Muhammad Yunus and Joseph Stiglitz making it in at #6 and 22 respectively. The presence of professors Prahalad and Yunus underlines the focus during the recession on what is being called caring capitalism, or "creative capitalism" to use the term preferred by Bill Gates (7th).

Making his return on the list after a short break is Don Tapscott (39th) and many of the usual suspects hold their presence including Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne (5th), Philip Kotler (9th), Gary Hamel (10th), Ram Charan (13th), Lynda Gratton (18th), Vijay Govindarajan (24th) and David Ulrich (31st) amongst others.

New this year is the Guru Radar, the list of people to watch which include Nirmalya Kumar and Kate Sweetman.

To see the "who's who" of the gurus, visit and click on Thinkers50.

CSA-Celebrity Speakers is a proud sponsor and media partner of The Thinkers 50 and is your link to booking the top gurus for speaking engagements, boardroom advisories and consulting engagements.

For more information on The Thinkers 50 please contact Alexander Hasslacher on +44 1628 601 417 or email him at
The full list is viewable at

About CSA
CSA Celebrity Speakers Ltd based in the UK and part of the CSA Group of speaker bureaux with 17 offices across the globe, its 25 years of experience and dedication to sharing the wisdom and inspiration that the world's best speakers will bring to make a difference to your world. CSA is entrusted with the management of our speakers' services, who are among the world's most outstanding personalities from the field of business, academia, politics, sport, entertainment and the arts whether to be before an audience, in a boardroom or as advisors to meet your needs.

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CSA - Celebrity Speakers Ltd
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Alexander Hasslacher
Phone: +44 1628 601 417

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