On 13 November, the biennial Thinkers50 rankings will be announced, along with the Distinguished Achievement Awards winners — celebrating the best and brightest management thinkers in the world. More than 4,000 people have participated in the 2017 awards nomination process.
LBS professors, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, who jointly authored The 100-Year Life have been shortlisted in this year’s Distinguished Achievements Awards, for the category of Breakthrough Ideas, which celebrates radical ideas in management that have the potential to change the way people think about business.
Gratton and Scott’s book, The 100-year Life, considers the implications of longevity for both individuals and society. They draw on their shared experience in psychology and economics to offer analysis and solutions which show how people can rethink their finances, education, career and relationships to create a fulfilling 100-year life.
The Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards were introduced in 2011. Today, Thinkers50 is widely recognized as the world’s definitive ranking of the top 50 business thinkers, and the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards have been dubbed “the Oscars of Management Thinking.”