Thought leaders and business growth gurus
Thought leaders and business growth gurus most of whom do workshops and seminars
Business Innovation Strategy: Clayton Christensen, IDEO, and Tom Peters (Honorable mention: CK Prahalad and Vijay Govindarajan for work on the base of the pyramid)
Business Marketing and Growth: Dan Kennedy and Al Ries
Business Systems (particularly small business): Verne Harnish and Michael Gerber (Honorable Mention: Les McKeown & Gino Wickman)
Business Sales: Tom Hopkins & Gitomer (as well as these training companies: here)
Business Coaching: Marshall Goldsmith
Business Leadership & Success: Jim Collins & Jim Kouzes & Bill George & Peter Drucker
Business Leadership & Values: Stephen Covey & John Maxwell
Business Teams: Patrick Lencioni
Business Accountability: Partners in Progress
Business Rewards & Incentives: ???
Business Leadership & EQ: ???
Customer Marketing & Re-tention: ???
Business Motivation: Zig Ziglar (among others)
Business Partnerships & Joint Ventures: ???
Business & Human Resources:
Business Strategy: Michael Porter
Business Productivity/Quality/Six Sigma: Demming
Other leading thought leaders–mostly of the CSR, ethics, & leadership variety (link)
What other business guru areas or gurus or thought leaders haven’t I included?