Dec 14, 2005

Where are the specialists?



Remember I posted earlier on the Thinkers 50 ?

I realized that the list is almost completely comprised of Strategy and Organizational gurus...

No Tom Davenport there, no Dave Ulrich and no Bala Balachandran.

I wonder why that is?

Is it because strategy gurus are considered more "guru" than others? Why exclude the specialists? Surely they have much more on-the-ground impact than the strategy guys. I personally have been impacted more in the "how-to" of my job by people like Ulrich and Davenport than Porter or Peters.