Eight Indians have made it to Thinkers 50 – a bi-annual global ranking of 50 most influential thinkers. The list compiled by consultancy Crainer Dearlove promoted by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove has ranked Vijay Govindarajan, professor of international business at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire in the US at number three while Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School came in at number 13 on the list. Others Indians in the list include Nirmalya Kumar, professor at London Business School, at number 26; Pankaj Ghemawat, professor at IESE Business School in Spain, at number 27; chief executive of IT firm HCL Technologies, Vineet Nayar at number 40 and Sudhir Choudhury at number 50. Sheena Iyengar, a professor at Columbia Business School, and Rakesh Kurana, a professor at Harvard Business School have also made it to the list at 48 and 41 ranks respectively.
Late CK Prahlad, known for his work "Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid," had topped the list in 2007 and 2009.
Source: The Economic Times