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Five must-attend events in March 2018

February 28, 2018

This March, learn from management executives, leading professors from INSEAD, Harvard and Rotman, and veteran journalists on how to seize new growth, achieve gender parity in workplaces, defend Enlightenment values and solve problems using reason and science.

For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Here are five upcoming Rotman events you do not want to miss:

Ed Luce on why the values that the West has long-championed are in danger
March 9, 2018 | 8:00 to 9:00 am

Join Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Ed Luce as he offers a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration and an analysis of what can be done to defend Enlightenment values. Luce will speak from his new book The Retreat of Western Liberalism (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017).

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Chris Clearfield & András Tilcsik on Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It
March 22, 2018 | 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Weaving together cutting-edge social science with riveting stories, Rotman Professor András Tilcsik and Chris Clearfield, founder of System Logic, explain how increasingly complex systems are creating conditions ripe for failure in their new book Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It (Allen Lane/Penguin Press, Mar. 20, 2018). The authors also offer practical solutions on preventing meltdowns, whether you’re managing a team or the chaos of your family’s morning routine.

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Renée Mauborgne on Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing — Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth
March 23, 2018 | 8:00 to 9:00 am

Drawing on more than a decade of new work, world-renowned INSEAD Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people's confidence, and seize new growth in their new book Blue Ocean Shift (Hachette, 2017). This book is the essential follow up to their global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy, and guides you, step-by-step, on how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space.

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Steven Pinker on Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
March 27, 2018 | 5:00 to 6:00 pm

In his new book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (Viking, Feb 27, 2018), cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker of Harvard University urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play into our psychological biases. While the problems we face today are formidable, Pinker argues that the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

This is a long-awaited follow-up to Pinker’s last book, the international best-seller The Better Angels of Our Nature.

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Joanne Lipman on That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together
March 28, 2018 | 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Going beyond the message of Lean In and The Confidence Code, Joanne Lipman, former deputy managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, contends that to achieve parity in the office, women don’t have to change — men do. In her new inclusive and realistic handbook, That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together (William Morrow, 2018), she offers solutions to help professionals solve gender gap issues and achieve parity at work.

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