|Didn't make the cut.|
The top 5:
1. Clayton Christensen
2. W. Chan Kim and Renee Maborgne
3. Roger Martin
4. Don Tapscott
5. Vijay Govindarajan
If you're interested in what it takes to join their ranks, here are the criteria given to the various judges in the field of thought leadership:
1. Relevance of ideasAs a writer, I noticed that the presentation and dissemination of their ideas were high on the list. What else do these leaders have in common?
2. Rigor of research
3. Presentation of ideas
4. Accessibility/dissemination of ideas
5. International outlook
6. Originality of ideas
7. Impact of ideas
8. Practicality of ideas
9. Business sense
10. Power to inspire
1. An academic affiliation: Christensen, e.g., is a professor at the Harvard Business SchoolIt's a pretty high bar. Many are called, but few are chosen.
2. A book: Kim and Maborgne, e.g., wrote Blue Ocean Strategy
3. A memorable concept: for Martin, e.g., it's "integrative thinking"