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Thinkers50 teams with China’s Haier Group in a groundbreaking partnership to explore leadership and management innovation in China and beyond.

Highlights from the 2019 Hall of Fame Gala

Highlights from the 2019 Hall of Fame Gala

See highlights from the 2019 Hall of Fame presentation in Shanghai. Zhang Ruimin, CEO of the Haier Corporation, says: “It is a great pleasure and honour for Haier to host the Thinkers50 Management Hall of Fame. I am hugely influenced by many of the thinkers in the...

Thinkers50 Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

Thinkers50 Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

SHANGHAI – 20 September 2019. Thinkers50 (thinkers50.com), the global platform for management thinking, today announced six new inductees to its Management Hall of Fame hosted by the Haier Group. The Thinkers50 Hall of Fame honours the legacy of an elite group of...

What happens to best practice?

What happens to best practice?

Stuart Crainer reports from the first International Rendanheyi Model Forum in Qingdao, China. Another presentation about great companies and another mention of WL Gore.  I have distant memories of WL Gore being held up as an exemplar of best management practice many...

Thinkers50 China Launched in Qingdao
Groundbreaking new partnership to explore leadership and management innovation in China and beyond.

QINGDAO, CHINA. Thinkers50, the global platform for management thinking, today announces a groundbreaking new partnership with the world’s leading white goods manufacturer, Haier. The new Thinkers50 IdeasLab China will be based at Haier’s headquarters in Qingdao, China.

The development of Haier is an eye-catching corporate story by any standards. It was in 1984 that Zhang Ruimin took over as Director of the Qingdao Refrigerator Factory. The small collectively-owned factory was losing money. Others had tried to turn the venture around and failed. Money had to be borrowed to pay wages and products often had to be repaired before leaving the factory.

Please see the complete press release for details.