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Four members of the MIT Sloan community honored at Thinkers50 Awards 2017


We are excited to announce that four members of the MIT Sloan community were honored last week at the biennial Thinkers50 awards in London: Douglas Ready, Hal Gregersen, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Andrew McAfee.

The Thinkers50 was launched in 2001 as the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers. Its goal is to identify and share the best management thinking in the world, and it has been described by the Financial Times as the "Oscars of management thinking."

Hal Gregersen is the winner of the 2017 Leadership Award, which recognizes those who “shed powerful and original new light onto” the role of leaders in teams and organizations. He was also named to the 24th spot in the Thinkers50 rankings. Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, author of The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, and teaches in Leadership and the Lens: Learning at the Intersection of Innovation and Image-Making and The Innovator's DNA: Mastering Five Skills for Disruptive Innovation at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee shared the 12th spot in the Thinkers50 rankings. They are co-authors of several books, the most recent of which is Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future. Brynjolfsson is a professor at MIT Sloan and the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. McAfee is a principle research scientist at MIT Sloan and the co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Douglas Ready was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame. Ready is the founder and CEO of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research. His research, including his recent focus on the hallmarks of game-changing strategy, have “set the agenda for talent, leadership, and strategic change over the last two decades.” He teaches in the MIT Sloan Executive Education course “Building Game-Changing Organizations: Aligning Purpose, Performance, and People.”


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