Burrhus Frederic Skinner s one of the key leaders of behaviorism, which is the psychological school that refuses to exploring thought and experiencing as unobservable phenomena. It focus only on behavior that is observable from the outside. In terms of motivation studies, it is an interesting his Reinforcement Theory.
Anthony Athos was an American scholar, author, consultant, and teacher-lecturer. He is best known for co-authoring the book "The Art of Japanese Art".
Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician and engineer. He is known as “father of information theory”, which defined the principles of transmission, encoding, decoding, storage and measurement of information, and laid the foundations of the principles of computer science.
Robert S. Kaplan is a professor at Harvard Business School, and together with David P. Norton co-creator of the balanced scorecard (BSC) used in strategic management.
Albion Woodbury Small founded the first Department of Sociology in the world at the University of Chicago. In 1895, he established a magazine American Journal of Sociology.
Adam Smith is considered the founder of modern economics.
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.
Lyndall Fownes Urwick was a leading British thinker and consultant in the field of management.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian philosopher and the author of the concept of hot and cold media, and global village.
Tom Peters is an American writer on business management practices, best known for "In Search of Excellence".