Not only management consultants and economists but also writers have influence on business. Their ideas, somewhat, have changed the way companies business. With their research to help generate billions of dollars in revenues from products and service innovations, they really become innovative thinkers in business.
Clayton Christensen wrote many books on innovation in commercial enterprises including The Innovators’ DNA. He is the bestselling author of many books: The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) which received the Global Business Book Award, Disrupting Class (2008) which looks at the root causes of why schools struggle and offers solutions; and The Innovator's Prescription (2009) which examines how to fix the US healthcare system.
Clayton Christensen is considered as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth.
Michael Porter is a leading authority on corporate strategy. He is considered as the father of modern corporate strategy. He wrote many books and articles including Competitive Strategy, Competitive Advantage, Competitive Advantage of Nations, and On Competition.
Michael Porter is a leading authority on company strategy.
Don Tapscott has great influence on innovation, globalization, the economic and social impacts of technology on business and society. He is the writers of many books including Paradigm Shift, Growing Up Digital, Digital Capital, and The Naked Corporation.
He wrote one book about how the Internet would completely change business.
Marcus Buckingham helped revolutionize the idea of making the most of strengths rather than putting too much emphasis on weaknesses or perceived deficiencies.
Marshall Goldsmith’s "360-degree feedback" technique is very helpful to make teams and corporations more transparent and effective.
In The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking, Roger Martin took integrative thinking into consideration and how it can solve complex problems.
Jim Collins is the author of How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In, which identifies five sequential stages of decline. He is also a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune and other journals.
Howard Gardner - Future of Mankind, Thinkers 50