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Top 10 Management Gurus of all time

Sep 17, 2018 11:13 IST
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गुरु ब्रम्हा गुरु विष्णू
गुरुः देवो महेश्वरा
गुरु शाक्षात परब्रम्हा
तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नमः

As the Sanskrit saying goes, guru is someone who acts as a guiding light for that path on which we decide to embark our journey. In every field, there are pioneers and revolutionaries who have created disruption in order to break-free the primordial practices.

Hence, we bow down to such gurus in order to gain their knowledge and insights. Their valuable lessons in the field of management can enhance and broaden our perception to think the unthinkable.

Given below is the list of Top 10 management Gurus of all time who have revolutionized the way Industry operates at present. Read about them and find out their contribution in the field of Management.

Origin: Indian American

Occupation: Professor

Contribution in Field of Management:  He was co-founder and became CEO of Praja Inc. and The Next Practice (management consultancy). He had authored various books such as The Core Competence of the Corporation, The Future of Competition, The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits and his last book was The New Age of Innovation.

Origin: American

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Investor, and Programmer

Contribution in Field of Management: Gates is the founder of Microsoft and has authored books such as Business @ the Speed of Thought. He continues to be the world's richest person with a net worth of $75 billion. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft last year, and now is focused more fully on using his billions to improve humanity's lot through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Origin: USA (American)

Occupation: Business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist

Contribution in Field of Management: Popularly known as "Wizard of Omaha" or "Oracle of Omaha”, Warren is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He began his career with his father’s company, Buffett-Falk & Co. from 1951 to 1954 as an investment salesman and eventually with his sheer dedication and mental acumen turned out to be the most successful investors in the world. Buffett has major interests (or he owns outright) in some of these companies:  Coca-Cola, Kraft-Heinz, AT&T, Wells Fargo, IBM, and American Express

Origin: American

Occupation: Co-founder and Former Chairman & CEO of Apple Inc.

Contribution in Field of Management: Steve Jobs has revolutionized the computer, music, film and wireless industries. He is the man behind the globally recognized ‘iPhones’ which is a state-of-the-art mobile at present. Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003 and died on October 5, 2011. Steve Jobs’s biography by Walter Isaacson is a sneak peek into the life of a man who literally transformed the digital lifestyle that billions of people all over the world have made part of their lives today.

Origin: Indian

Occupation: Chairman Emeritus (Tata Sons), Investor, Philanthropist

Contribution in Field of Management: Ratan Tata is the mind behind India’s famous Nano (The People's Car). A recipient of Padma Bhushan in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008, he has successfully managed the conglomerate with his effective leadership skills and vision. Till date continues to head the main two Tata trusts Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Sir Ratan Tata Trust and their allied Trusts, with a combined stake of 66% in Tata Sons.

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Origin: Indian

Occupation: Business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist

Contribution in Field of Management: Popularly known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.  Azim Premji took control of his father’s business in 1966 when he was just 21 years old and later he diversified to include bakery fats, toiletries, light bulbs, hair care products, and hydraulic cylinders in its portfolio. When in 1979, the Indian government expelled the computer firm IBM from the country. Premji tapped this great opportunity to enter computer hardware and software market and began moving Wipro into the computer business. The growing wealth of the company also ensured that Premji became one of the richest businessmen in the world.

Origin: USA (American)

Occupation: Executive Chairman Alphabet, Inc. 

Contribution in Field of Management: An American software engineer, a businessperson, Schmidt has been ranked as the 100th-richest person in the world by Forbes in 2016. From 2001 to 2011, Schmidt served as the CEO of Google. Eric has been responsible for taking Google to another level in the dotcom boom. AdSense, YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail, Android, Verizon Partnership and Chrome are some of the remarkable accomplishments which were made possible by him.

Origin: USA (American)

Occupation: Internet entrepreneur

Contribution in Field of Management: The co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia, which is at present the world's largest encyclopedia available online. Time Magazine has named him in their 2006 list of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World”. Wales is also the recipient of Dan David Prize of $1 million for "launching the world's largest online encyclopedia"

Origin: Bangladeshi

Occupation: Social Entrepreneur, Economist and Banker

Contribution in Field of Management: Yunus is a recipient of Nobel Peace Prize and has made significant contribution in the field of management. He is the founder of the Grameen Bank and the pioneer of concepts such as microcredit and microfinance. In 2008, he was rated No. 2 in Foreign Policy magazine's list of the 'Top 100 Global Thinkers'.

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Origin: USA (American)

Occupation: Author, Professional Speaker, professor, and Management-Expert

Contribution in Field of Management: Covey’s best-seller The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People has inspired many people to develop efficiency and effectiveness in them to become future leaders. He also has a Stephen Covey's Online Community wherein he has built a repository of online courses, goal management, and social networking to help managers become leaders. 

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