Innosight Cofounder Clayton Christensen Named Top Management Thinker in the World

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Thinkers50 Also Names Innosight Fellows Rita Gunther McGrath and Vijay Govindarajan to Top List of Business Thinkers

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Christensen's influence on the world has been profound.

Clayton Christensen, cofounder of the strategy and innovation consulting firm Innosight, professor at Harvard Business School, and originator of the theory of disruptive innovation, was named the top management thinker in the world for the second consecutive time at a ceremony in London earlier this week. Two Innosight Fellows, professors Rita Gunther McGrath and Vijay Govindarajan, were also recognized, ranking #6 and #5 respectively.

The Thinkers50 program selects the top 50 management thinkers every two years, based on criteria that include the global impact of their ideas and rigor of their research.

Christensen cofounded Innosight with Mark Johnson more than a decade ago to help global organizations harness disruptive innovation for growth. Today Innosight works with some of the world’s leading organizations to transform themselves–by identifying high-potential growth opportunities, designing and launch new businesses and ventures, and building innovation talent and capabilities.

In addition to being named in the list of thinkers, Columbia University business professor Rita McGrath was awarded the Thinkers50 Strategy Award. She is the author of the best-selling book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving As Fast as Your Business. Vijay Govindarajan, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, was also shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award based on the global influence of the ideas he put forth in Reverse Innovation: Create Far from Home, Win Everywhere.

According to Thinkers50: “Christensen’s influence on the business world has been profound. In The Innovator's Dilemma, he looked at why companies struggle with radical innovation in their markets. The book introduced the idea of disruptive innovation to a generation of managers and explained why the management practices that have allowed them to become industry leaders also make it hard for companies to develop the disruptive technologies that ultimately steal away their markets.”
About Innosight

Innosight is a strategy and innovation consulting firm. It partners with global enterprises to drive new growth, build innovation capabilities and leadership, and launch disruptive new businesses, products, and services through business model innovation. Innosight is based in Lexington, MA, with offices in Singapore and Lausanne, Switzerland.

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