Kaoru Ishikawa was a Japanese university professor and influential quality management innovator best known in North America for the Ishikawa diagram.
Howard Malcolm was an US politician. In recognition of his contributions the annual quality award Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) is named after him.
Henry Barnard was an American educator and reformer of the U.S. educational system. Henry Barnard was an innovator in the field of school inspection, building schools and educational texts. He was a co-founder of the American Journal of Education.
Zygmunt Bauman is a Polish-British sociologist. He coined the term "liquid modernity" which in his view characterizes the present condition of society.
Peter Weill is a Senior Research Scientist and Chair of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His work centers on the role, value, and governance of digitization in enterprises. In 2008, Weill war ranked as #24 of The Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, the highest-ranked academic.
Anant Agarwal is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and the Director of CSAIL. He leads the Carbon group and is a president of EdX platform.
Carl von Clausewitz
August Comte was a French philosopher who is considered the founder of sociology and philosophical direction of positivism.
Ikujiro Nonaka is a management professor and influential writer. He is a co-author of knowledge classification into tacit and explicit knowledge.
Tom Peters is an American writer on business management practices, best known for "In Search of Excellence".