I was very gratified tonight to be named the 6th top management thinker in the world in London tonight at the Thinkers50 awards ceremony. It was nice to be squeezed in between one of my beloved mentors, Mike Porter at #5, and Marshall Goldsmith, perhaps the classiest guy in our whole industry at #7.
I was shortlisted for the Breakthrough Idea Award for Integrative Thinking and for the Book Award for Fixing the Game. I didn’t win either, but was pleased to see my Harvard College classmate Pankaj Ghemawat win the book prize for World 3.0.
All in all, it was a lovely evening. Thanks to Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, the architects of the Thinkers50.