With the recent passing of Peter Drucker, comes a new "king" of management thinking. According to The Times UK rankings of The Thinkers 50 2005, Michael Porter is now tops.
The Thinkers 50 ranking is based on the votes of 1,200 business people, consultants, academics, MBA students and visitors to the project’s website.
With 18 books and a host of influential articles to his name, his status in the world of management thinking is legendary. As well as teaching and writing, he consults widely with the Monitor Group, the consulting firm he helped to establish.
BOTTOMLINE: At Six Disciplines, we refer often to Michael Porter's works. His focus on strategy is timeless - and extremely beneficial to anyone who wants to plan for the long-term. He's best known for an insightful article entitled "What is Strategy?," - which is excerpted here.