The Thinkers50, a global ranking of management thinkers, has named Niolfer Merchant, bestselling author on innovation and collaborative work, among the world’s top 50 thinkers for the year 2017.
Published every two years, the ranking is a guide to which thinkers and which ideas matter now.
A TED mainstage speaker, and the recipient of the 2013 “Future Thinker Award” from Thinkers50, Nilofer Merchant reveals new mechanisms for unlocking the capacity of people.
Nilofer brings an operational understanding to her work, having personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in revenues.
She has also held executive positions in tech firms, from Fortune 500 companies like Apple and Autodesk, to start-ups in the early days of the web, such as Golive, which was later bought by Adobe.
Besides her regular asssignment and engagements, she also teaches at Stanford and Santa Clara University.
Nilofer Merchant has been ranked 22 by Thinkers50 in its 2017 ranking of world's top 50 thinkers released today.
The list is led by Roger Martin, former dean of University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the author of ten books.
The 2nd and 3rd positions of Thinkers50 list for 2017 have been secured by Don Tapscott and Clayton Christensen.
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impacts of technology. He is the CEO of The Tapscott Group, a think tank that regularly advises business.
Clayton Christensen is one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on innovation, Clayton Christensen topped the Thinkers50 in 2011 and 2013. He is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth.