2009-10-27

Top 50 thinkers

I have always been skeptical about books which centre around one concept and try to explain every phenomena based on this concept. Numerous examples - In Search of Excellence; Who Moved My Cheese; Execution; Good to Great; Blue Ocean Strategy; First, break all the rules;Core competence; outliers.....

World could not care less about my skepticism. Authors of most of the books quoted above have been listed in the top 50 thinkers.

- Only 13 practitioners in this list; high bias towards Professors
- Fannie Mae and Circuit City amongst 11 great companies identified by Jim Collins
- GE continues to struggle post Welch
- Tata continues to makes lousy vehicles and yet can capture world's attention
- Eric Schmidt, but not the founders, in this list
- Confidence by Rosabeth (in this list) - one of my favorites
- Some of the ideas / concepts from the above books, without doubt, are perspective changing
- iPods/Phones/Macs are world's craze; yet Jobs is at no. 4
- Prof Yunus - had the opportunity to meet him once

Source: Forbes India; www.thinkers50.com

4 comments:

VP said...

As usual, difficult to disagree with you :)

Malcolm Gladwell at #2? Excuse me, but what has he thought recently that is original?

This probably is a Top 50 Well Paid Thinkers list.

itheabsolute said...

Hi Captain

How have you been?

Cheers

VP said...

Hi Vijay,

Doing good. Always good to hear your thoughts.

Keep writing.

lokesh said...

What abput lee iacocca? have u read his autobiography?

2009-10-27

Top 50 thinkers

I have always been skeptical about books which centre around one concept and try to explain every phenomena based on this concept. Numerous examples - In Search of Excellence; Who Moved My Cheese; Execution; Good to Great; Blue Ocean Strategy; First, break all the rules;Core competence; outliers.....

World could not care less about my skepticism. Authors of most of the books quoted above have been listed in the top 50 thinkers.

- Only 13 practitioners in this list; high bias towards Professors
- Fannie Mae and Circuit City amongst 11 great companies identified by Jim Collins
- GE continues to struggle post Welch
- Tata continues to makes lousy vehicles and yet can capture world's attention
- Eric Schmidt, but not the founders, in this list
- Confidence by Rosabeth (in this list) - one of my favorites
- Some of the ideas / concepts from the above books, without doubt, are perspective changing
- iPods/Phones/Macs are world's craze; yet Jobs is at no. 4
- Prof Yunus - had the opportunity to meet him once

Source: Forbes India; www.thinkers50.com

4 comments:

VP said...

As usual, difficult to disagree with you :)

Malcolm Gladwell at #2? Excuse me, but what has he thought recently that is original?

This probably is a Top 50 Well Paid Thinkers list.

itheabsolute said...

Hi Captain

How have you been?

Cheers

VP said...

Hi Vijay,

Doing good. Always good to hear your thoughts.

Keep writing.

lokesh said...

What abput lee iacocca? have u read his autobiography?