Chapter 27. thinkers for the new age

The shift from brawn to brain brings a new generation of thinkers. While management gurus are among the most powerful opinion formers of our age, the days of some of the well-established gurus appear numbered. They have been left behind by tumultuous technological change. All the talk of e-commerce, the internet and the miracles of technology has left some great thinkers strapped to the starting blocks. They are out of tune with gen e.

For example, established gurus such as Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Charles Handy and Michael Porter have minimal and uninspiring presences on the internet. In addition, those weaned on a diet of big corporate names find it difficult to look elsewhere for best management practice. Their ...

Get Generation Entrepreneur now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.