Thinkers50 Recognizes Four Tuck Faculty

The 2017 global ranking of business thinkers named Richard D’Aveni, Sydney Finkelstein, Vijay Govindarajan, and Marshall Goldsmith to its prestigious list.

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, recently announced its list of top management thought leaders, and it includes four celebrated Tuck faculty.

Marshall Goldsmith, a professor of management practice for Tuck Executive Education, was ranked sixth. Goldsmith is a world authority on helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in their behavior—for themselves, their people, and their teams. Dr. Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over 2 million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries.

Richard D’Aveni, the Bakala Professor of Strategy is ranked ninth. D’Aveni, whose forthcoming book, When Titans Rule the World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018), builds on his HBR article “3-D Printing Will Change the World,” and charts the rise of “panindustrial” manufacturers, was also honored this year with the Strategy Award.

Vijay Govindarajan, the Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management at Tuck, is ranked 21st. Govindarajan is best known for his three-box theory of strategic management, and has written numerous best-selling books such as The Three Box Solution (2016), Beyond the Idea (2014), and Reverse Innovation (2012).

Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management and faculty director of the Center for Leadership, made the Thinkers50 list at number 23. Finkelstein’s most recent book is the best-selling Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, the culmination of a 10-year study of business leaders known for nurturing gifted employees to leadership roles.