Rancho Santa Fe resident named top thinker


Tracking bi-annually the definitive list of the world’s top business thinkers are London-based Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, founders and directors of Thinkers50, former columnists to The Times (London) and adjunct professors at IE Business School.

Over the past decade, the prestigious Thinkers50 ranking has served the global business community by showcasing the top business thinkers on the planet, indicating which thinkers have deservedly been consigned to making business history.

Recently in London at the first ever Thinkers50 Summit, internationally-acclaimed executive coach Marshall Goldsmith was named winner of the prestigious 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award, additionally ranking #7 on the overall list of Thinkers50 world’s top 50 business thinkers.

“Marshall Goldsmith is singularly persuasive, networked, and energetic. In the crowded leadership sphere, he is fixed on changing the practice of leaders for the better rather than the neatness of his theories,” says Thinkers50 co-founder Stuart Crainer.

RSF’s Marshall Goldsmith, a world authority on helping successful leaders get even better, is the author of the New York Times and

Wall Street Journal bestselling books “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” and “Mojo.” He received his Ph.D. from UCLA and teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School. Goldsmith blogs for, and

Media sponsor for the Thinkers50 Summit was Harvard Business Review. For the full results of the 2011 Thinkers50 please visit