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A management thinker may refer to someone who is an expert in the field of management and who has the knowledge of the various facets of management. A management guru may be able to provide advice on matters that concern management issues and they are well educated and knowledgeable in business theories and practices. Management thinkers may be authors of books may work with a host of leadership consulting firms or may provide consultation sessions individually. A management thinker may be well versed in areas such as marketing strategic, operations research, strategic management, learning systems, business trends and the various facts of business and strategies. Some of the most influential management thinkers include Clayton Christensen, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Vijay Govindarajan and Jim Collins among many other prominent management thinkers. Management thinkers are popularly referred to as ‘management gurus’. Management thinkers may hold accomplished, honored academic positions at various prestigious institutions and may interact with people from the world of management and business on a day to day basis. They may work at professors at universities or colleges. Get acquainted with some famous management thinkers and rad their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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Birthdate: November 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11, 2005
Birthdate: July 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Died: November 19, 1925
Henri Fayol was a French mining engineer, author, mining executive, and director of mines. He is credited with developing a theory of business administration called Fayolism. Along with Frederick Winslow Taylor, Henri Fayol is credited with founding modern management methods.
Birthdate: October 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 1, 2005
Rene Rivkin was a Chinese-born Australian investor, entrepreneur, stockbroker, and investment adviser. Rene Rivkin was named Stockbroker of the Year in 1985 by Business Review Weekly. From 1982 to 1999, Rene Rivkin was associated with important people and became a household name in Australia. In 2003, he was accused of insider trading and sentenced to nine months of weekend detention.
(Welsh Management Consultant and a Pioneering Figure in Complexity Science and Sensemaking)
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chipping Ongar,England
Welsh management consultant Dave Snowden is known for his research on knowledge management and for inventing the decision-making framework known as the Cynefin framework. He has also established the Singapore-based management consulting firm Cognitive Edge and is a pioneering figure in complexity science and sensemaking.
(Canadian Social Scientist, Psychoanalyst, and Management Consultant)
Birthdate: January 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: March 8, 2003
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chattogram, Bangladesh
Died: July 28, 2001
Ahmed Sofa was a Bangladeshi writer, novelist, poet, public intellectual, philosopher, and thinker. Counted among the most prominent and greatest Bengali Muslim writers of all time, Sofa and his works continue to influence and inspire many writers, painters, filmmakers, intellectuals, and artists. Ahmed Sofa’s works have influenced popular personalities like Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Humayun Ahmed, Farhad Mazhar, and Tareque Masud.