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Gary Hamel (born 1954) was ranked as the #1 Business Thinker of 2008 by The Wall Street Journal and called "the world's leading expert on business strategy" by Fortune. For the last three years, Hamel has also topped Executive Excellence magazine's annual ranking of the most sought after management speakers. As an author, speaker, professor, and innovative management consultant, he is most widely known for originating concepts such as "strategic intent" and "core competencies." As the founder of Strategos, a worldwide strategic consulting company, his vision for the workplace revolves around releasing human potential and creativity. He is the author of Leading the Revolution and The Future of Management
Kenichi Ohmae (born 1943) is one of the world's leading business and corporate strategists. Described as "Mr. Strategy" worldwide, Dr. Kenichi Ohmae is regularly sought out as a public speaker and management consultant. Ohmae, according to the Financial Times of London, is "Japan's only management guru." In 1994, The Economist selected him one of five management gurus in the world. As an author he has published over 100 books, many of which are devoted to business and socio-political analyses. He has also contributed numerous articles to major publication.
Mr. Thomas A. Stewart graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in English Literature.Thomas A. Stewart is the Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer of Booz & Company, a global management consulting firm. Prior to joining Booz & Company, he was the editor and Managing Director of Harvard Business Review (HBR) from 2002-2008. Prior to joining HBR, he was editorial director of Business 2.0 and a member of the Board of Editors of Fortune magazine.In a series of Fortune articles, he pioneered the field of intellectual capital, which led to his 1997 book, Intellectual Capital: the New Wealth of Organizations. His second book, Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization, reveals how today’s companies are applying the concept of intellectual capital in their operations to increase success in the marketplace. Mr. Stewart is a Senior Advisor to the Center for Work-Life Policy founded by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Leadership and Technology Exchange, a consortium of business leaders seeking new solutions to energy issues. He is also a fellow of the World Economic Forum.In 2005, the European Foundation for Management Development named him seventeenth on its "Thinkers 50" list of the 50 most influential management thinkers.He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Award in 2002, The Champion of Workplace Learning and Performance Award from the American Society for Training and Development in 1999, and the Blue Chip Newsroom Award of best business journalists from the Journal of Financial Reporting in 1993.
Stephen R. Covey (born 1932) wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey established the "Covey Leadership Center" which, in 1997, merged with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey, a global professional-services firm and specialty-retailer selling both training and productivity-tools to individuals and to organizations. Their mission statement reads: "We enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere". In 2008, Covey launched The Stephen Covey's Online Community. The site is a collection of online courses, goal management and social networking. He uses it as a place to teach his most recent thoughts and ideas on current topics and self leadership
Rosabeth Moss Kanter (born 1943) is a tenured professor in business at Harvard Business School, where she holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship. She has written numerous books on business management techniques, particularly change management. She is known for her classic 1977 study of tokenism - how being a minority in a group can affect one's performance due to enhanced visibility and performance pressure. Her study of men and women of the corporation also became a classic in critical management studies and bureaucracy analysis. Kanter was #11 in a survey of Top 50 Business Intellectuals by citation in several sources
Scott Adams received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Hartwick College in 1979. He also studied economics and management for his MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked closely with telecom engineers at Crocker National Bank in San Francisco between 1979 and 1986, and at Pacific Bell between 1986 and June 1995, and draws on their personalities for those of his Dilbert characters. He is also the CEO of Scott Adams Foods, Inc, makers of the Dilberito, and a co-owner of Stacey's Cafe.From 1979 to 1986, he worked at a San Francisco bank in a variety of dead-end jobs (as a bank teller, he was held at gunpoint twice), then worked at Pacific Bell from 1986 to June 1995, mostly in various engineering groups. Inspired from Adams idle doodlings during dull company meetings, nerdy Dilbert embodied many characteristics of his co-workers.Adams many best-selling Dilbert books include "Build a Better Life by Stealing Office Supplies", "The Dilbert Future", "I'm Not Anti-Business, I'm Anti-Idiot"; "Journey to Cubeville"; and "Random Acts of Management." Adams is an irreverent member of Mensa.Adams has received a great deal of recognition for his work, including the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award for 1997 for his work on Dilbert. He had also been climbing the Suntop Media & European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) rankings of the 50 most influential management thinkers placing 31st in 2001, 27th in 2003, and 12th in 2005, but fell to 21st in 2007.He received the NCTE George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language for his participation in "Mission Impertinent" (San Jose Mercury News West Magazine, November 16, 1997).
Michael Martin Hammer (1948 - 2008) was an American engineer, management author, and a former professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), known as one of the founders of the management theory of Business process reengineering (BPR). He published in important business periodicals such as the Harvard Business Review and The Economist. TIME named him as one of America's 25 most influential individuals, in its first such list. His book Reengineering the Corporation was ranked among the "three most important business books of the past 20 years" by Forbes magazine
John Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. (born 1935) is the former Chairman and CEO of General Electric between 1981 and 2001. Welch turned GE into one of the largest and most admires companies in the world He gained a solid reputation for uncanny business acumen and unique leadership strategies at GE, and remains a highly regarded figure in business circles due to his innovative management strategies and leadership style. Having respect for the individual as a pivotal force in organizational change, Welch created a model of exceptional performance every corporate leader can learn from
Myron Samuel Scholes (born 1941) has written several articles on investment banking and incentives. In 1997 he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for a new method to determine the value of derivatives. The model provides the fundamental conceptual framework for valuing options - the Black-Scholes model, which has become the standard in financial markets globally. He has also developed a new theory of tax planning under uncertainty and information asymmetry which led to a book with ark A. Wolfson called Taxes and Business Strategies: A Planning Approach (Prentice Hall, 1991).
David Teece (born 1948) is a leading researcher in the fields of corporate strategy and innovation. Teece has testified before Congress on regulatory policy and competition policy, is author of over 200 books and articles, and is the editor of "Industrial & Corporate Change" (Oxford University Press). According to Science Watch, he is the lead author on the most cited article in economics and business worldwide, 1995–2005. He is also one of the top 10 cited scholars in economics and business for the decade, and has been recognized by Accenture as one of the world's top 50 business intellectuals