I was scanning through the Management Consulting News email and came across the feature - The Thinkers 50 - 2005's Top Business Gurus. A pretty cool and very interesting poll that asks us, Joe Blow Public, who we think is the most influential living management thinker.
Here are The Thinkers 50 Top Ten for 2005:
1. Michael Porter
2. Bill Gates
3. CK Prahalad
4. Tom Peters
5. Jack Welch
6. Jim Collins
7. Philip Kotler
8. Henry Mintzberg (go Montreal!)
9. Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale
10. Charles Handy
You can view the full list (including bios and commentary) here: The Thinkers 50 2005.