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Zhang Ruimin Re-selected in the Latest Thinkers50 2017 Ranking


In the early morning of November 14, 2017, the information published on the official website of Thinkers50 shows that the latest list of Thinkers 50 Ranking is released. Zhang Ruimin, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of Haier Group was re-selected. This is the second finalist since Zhang Ruimin came to this list in 2015, jumping from 38 to 26 in the previous session. Zhang was the only Chinese thinker to be selected this time and the only Chinese entrepreneur to be on the list for two consecutive terms. 


When it was launched in 2001, Thinkers50 was the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers. It has been published every two years since, and remains the premier ranking of its kind. Selected thinkers in the 2017 list include Roger Martin, former dean of the Romanian Business School at the University of Toronto, Clayton Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School, and W. Chin King, the "father of the Blue Ocean Strategy." Innovation Management Master, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, Gary Hammel and other management gurus are included, too.

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