Thought Sparks Wrap Up — November 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am just delighted to share with you that the #1 and #2 slots in the bi-annual Thinkers50 ranking of management thinks have been awarded to Amy Edmondson and myself. Amy and I have been colleagues and friends for many years.

We were both just getting started in our academic careers back in the 1990s. Amy’s work on teams and psychological safety unlocked key ingredients that could have a critical impact on the success — or not — of a given strategy. My work on planning under uncertainty outlined the context in which her



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Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School Professor. Thinkers50 top 10 & #1 in strategy. Bestselling author of The End of Competitive Advantage & Seeing Around Corners.