Fons Trompenaars inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame

Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, has announced its 2017 list at is Gala dinner yesterday night in Grand Connaught Rooms in London and Fons Trompenaars, co-author with Charles Hampden-Turner of recently published Nine Visions of Capitalism (Infinite Ideas, 2015), has been elevated to the pantheon of management thinkers who have made a contribution over an extended period of time to the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame.

14-11-2017 | 10:09

The Thinkers50 ranking, often described as the Oscars of management thinking, is a “celebration of the very best new management thinking as well as those ideas which stand the test of time,” according to Des Dearlove, who created Thinkers50 with Stuart Crainer in 2001. “We are looking for ideas with a potential impact that extends beyond the business world to address issues ranging from reducing poverty to building a sustainable model of capitalism.”

Fons Trompenaars, a permanent fixture in the prestigious global ranking since its inception in 2001, said “It’s an enormous honour to be included in the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame means a great deal to me and my team – I could not have done this without Charles Hampden-Turner and Peter Woolliams, my esteemed colleagues and my network – a big thank you to them. Thinkers50 makes a real difference in the world of consulting. I am expecting that business thinkers will increasingly digitize their ideas as games, apps and e-learning and we will be at the forefront of that movement. It will be interesting to see what impact digitization has on Thinkers50 2019.  It always has been one of the highlights in my two year schedules thanks to Des and Stuart. To be now part of the Hall of Fame is such a honorable distinction for me that I will use with pride. You cannot imagine how happy I am with that accolade”

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About Fons Trompenaars
Fons Trompenaars ProfielfotoFons Trompenaars is an organizational theorist, management consultant and bestselling author known globally for the development of the Trompenaars’ model of national culture differences. He was awarded the International Professional Practice Area Research Award by the American Society for Training and Development and Business magazine ranked him as one of the world’s top five management consultants. He is the author and co-author of numerous books including Riding the Waves of Culture now in its third edition, 100+ Management Models and Nine Visions of Capitalism: Unlocking the Meanings of Wealth Creation. He has also launched the Culture for Business app amongst others. Fons Trompenaars is Professor Cross-Cultural Management at the School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and Co-director of the Servant-Leadership Centre for Research and Education SERVUS at VU, www.sbe.vu.nl/servus.