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VIJAY GOVINDARAJAN

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Vijay Govindarajan<br>Dartmouth Professor, Author, and McKinsey Award Winner

Interview from 'The Disruptive Issue' (Fall 2016)
by Karen Christensen
(Available for purchase from hbr.org)

The Dartmouth professor and McKinsey Award winner discusses his Three Box Solution—and the power of ‘reverse innovation’.

Biography

Vijay Govindarajan is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth’s
Tuck School of Business and a Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business
School. He is the author of several books, most recently, The Three Box
Solution: A Strategy for Innovation
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2016).
He won the 2015 McKinsey Award for ‘Best Article Published in Harvard
Business Review’, for “Engineering Reverse Innovations” (co-authored
with MIT Professor Amos Winter) and is a co-leader of the global initiative
to design a $300 house.

Education

Harvard Business School

 

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@vgovindarajan 

http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/people/vg/blog 

 




 

 

 


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DON TAPSCOTT

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Don Tapscott<br>Inaugural Fellow, Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management & Founder and Chairman Global Solution Networks

Interview from 'The Global Mindset Issue' (Spring 2016)
by Karen Christensen
(Available for purchase from hbr.org)

One of the world’s most influential management thinkers discusses four drivers that are transforming the modern firm and the opportunities presented by blockchain technology.

Biography

Don Tapscott is a Fellow at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management and the co-author, with Alex Tapscott, of Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World (Portfolio, 2016). A senior advisor to the World Economic Forum and the founder and Executive Chairman of the Global Solution Networks Program, his previous books include The Digital Economy: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence (McGraw Hill Education, Second Edition, 2014). Don is ranked #4 on the Thinkers50 list of the world’s most influential management thinkers.

Education

Trent University, University of Alberta

 

 

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@dtapscott

dontapscott.com

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Eric Topol

ERIC TOPOL

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Dr. Eric Topol<br>Renowned Cardiologist and Healthcare Leader

Interview from 'The Health Issue' (Winter 2016)
by Karen Christensen
(Available for purchase from hbr.org)

Renowned cardiologist and healthcare leader, Dr. Eric Topol, explains how technology is making diagnosis and treatment faster and more accurate and why we are in the midst of a 'Gutenberg moment' in healthcare. He also describes the dawn of 'the era of informed consent'; the ongoing power of the 'Angelina [Jolie] effect'; how wireless technology is changing healthcare, and how 'Consumer Genomics' will turn Medicine on its head. In the end, he shows that "The movement towards self-generated data by smart, hyper-connected patients represents a serious challenge to medical paternalism."

Biography

Dr. Eric Topol is a renowned cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher. He is Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, where he serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Scripps Health, is a professor of Genomics at The Scripps Research Institute, and is a Senior Consultant at the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Scripps Clinic. Before moving to Scripps in 2006, he served as chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic (1991-2005) and founded the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. His latest book is The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands (Basic Books, 2015).

Education

M.D., University of Rochester, New York, 1979
B.A., Biomedicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1975


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@EricTopol

http://www.stsiweb.org/about/bio/topol/

https://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/topol
 




 

 


Linda A. Hill

LINDA A. HILL

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Linda A. Hill<br>Harvard Professor and Thinkers50 Member

Interview from 'The Leading Edge' (Fall 2015)
by Tiziana Casciaro
(Available for purchase from hbr.org)

In this interview, renowned Harvard Business School professor, Linda A. Hill, discusses her research findings around 'Collective Genius'. After spending hundreds of hours watching the world's most innovative leaders work at places like Google, Pixar, and Pfizer, she found that leading innovation is really about one thing: creating a context in which others are both willing and able to do the hard work of innovation. Enabling innovation, she found, involves building your organization's capacity for three things: collaboration, discovery-driven learning, and integrative decision making. Together, these elements constitute Collective Genius – and every employee has a slice of genius to contribute. In the end, she shows that you can't plan for innovation or tell people to innovate; but you can organize for it.

Biography

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press, 2014). A member of the Thinkers50 ranking of the world’s most influential management thinkers, she is the faculty chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous Executive Education programs.

Education

Dr. Hill did a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Business School and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioural Sciences at the University of Chicago. She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in measurement and evaluation from the University of Chicago. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Bryn Mawr College. 


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http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6479


 




 

 


Max Bazerman

MAX BAZERMAN

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Max Bazerman<br>Author and Professor, Harvard Business School

Interview from 'Smarten Up!' (Spring 2015)
by Karen Christensen

In this wide-ranging interview, one of the world's leading business psychologists describes the value of becoming a 'first-class Noticer'. Doing so, he argues, enables one to avoid the perils of 'inattentional blindness', 'motivated blindness' and 'bounded awareness' — all of which are pervasive in modern organizations, he says. He also defines 'leadership-driven noticing', why it is such a vital skill, and the ways in which it is absent on many corporate boards and in the auditing industry.

Biography

Max Bazerman is co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Straus Professor at Harvard Business School, and author of The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See (Simon + Schuster, 2014). He is the recipient of the Life Achievement Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.

Education

  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Sciences in Economics
  • The Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie-Mellon University, Ph.D
  • Harvard University, Masters of Arts (honorary)
  • University of London – London Business School, Doctor of Science in Economics (honorary)


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http://www.people.hbs.edu/mbazerman/


 

 

 

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PAUL POLMAN

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Paul Polman<br>CEO of Unilever

Interview from 'Wicked Problems III' (Winter 2015)
by Karen Christensen

In this wide-ranging interview, Unilever CEO Paul Polman describes how his company is putting the world's biggest problems — from sanitation issues to poverty to youth self esteem — at the very core of its business model. He describes the company's Sustainable Living Plan, which aims to reduce environmental impact, improve health and well-being, and enhance livelihoods around the world. He shows that this approach not only makes enormous sense for shareholders and brings costs down, it drives up employee engagement levels and enables a company to embrace new business opportunities.

Biography

Paul Polman is the CEO of Unilever, Chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and serves on the Board of the UN Global Compact. He is also on the Board of the Global Consumer Goods Forum. At the invitation of the UN Secretary General, he recently served on the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons looking at the Post 2015 Development Agenda and previously acted as co-chairman of the B-20 group of companies reporting to the G-20 on Food Security.

Education

BBA/BA from the University of Groningen, Netherlands
MA in Economics and MBA finance/international marketing from the University of Cincinnati
Awarded honorary degrees from the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK, and the University of Cincinnati, USA


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Unilever:
http://www.unilever.com/aboutus/companystructure/executivedirectors/paul-polman.aspx


 

 

 

PAUL OSTERMAN

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Paul Osterman<br>MIT Labour Market Expert

Interview from 'The Balancing Act' (Fall 2014)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Paul Osterman is the Nanyang Technological University Professor of Human Resources and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management as well as a member of MIT’s Department of Urban Planning. Osterman’s research concerns changes in work organization within companies, career patterns and processes within firms, economic development, urban poverty, and public policy surrounding skills training and employment programs. He has consulted widely for government agencies, foundations, community groups, firms, and public interest organizations.

Education

BA in History from Oberlin College
PhD in Economics/Urban Studies and Planning from MIT 


Books

He is the co-author (with the late Beth Shulman) of Good Jobs America: Making Work Better for Everyone (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011) and The Truth About Middle Managers: Who They Are, How They Work, How They Matter (Harvard Business School Press, 2009). He has also written numerous academic journal articles and policy issue papers on such topics as labour market policy, the organization of work within firms, careers, job training programs, economic development, and anti-poverty programs.

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http://web.mit.edu/osterman/www/



DOMINIC BARTON

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Dominic Barton<br>Global Managing Director, McKinsey and Company

Interview from 'Priceless' (Spring 2014)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Dominic Barton is the worldwide managing director at McKinsey & Company, based in the London, UK office. A Canadian by birth, he joined the firm in 1986. Before becoming global managing director, he served as McKinsey’s chairman in Asia from 2004–09, based in Shanghai, and led McKinsey's office in Korea from 2000–04.  


Education

University of British Columbia
Brasenose College, Oxford University 


Books

Dominic has written numerous articles on capitalism, leadership, financial-market development, and Asian markets. His books include China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China (Talisman, 2007) and Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises, co-written with Roberto Newell and Greg Wilson (Wiley & Sons, 2002). 

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http://www.mckinsey.com/about_us/our_people/dominic_barton

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DANIEL GOLEMAN

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Daniel Goleman<br>Renowned Psychologist, Emotional Intelligence Pioneer, and Bestselling Author

Interview from 'Thinking about Thinking III' (Winter 2014)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist and science journalist. A two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he has written several bestselling books and wrote for The New York Times for 12 years. He lectures frequently to organizations and college campuses and received the American Psychological Association’s Lifetime Achievement award for his media writing. He is ranked in the top 40 on the Thinkers50 list of the world’s leading management thinkers.

Education

Amherst College
Harvard University

Books

Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for over a year and was a bestseller in many countries with more than 5 million copies in print worldwide in 40 languages. Some of his other books include: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (Harper, 2013); Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence (More Than Sound, 2011); and The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights (More Than Sound, 2011).

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danielgoleman.info

@DanielGolemanEI

Roger Martin

ROGER MARTIN

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Roger Martin<br>Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness; Academic Director, Martin Prosperity Institute

Interview from ‘The Legacy Issue’ (Fall 2013)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Roger Martin served as Dean of the Rotman School from 1998 to 2013. He is the author of eight books and in 2013 was ranked #3 on the Thinkers50 list of the world’s most influential management thinkers. Roger researches Integrative Thinking, Business Design, and country competitiveness. He teaches an MBA elective and an open enrollment executive program on integrative thinking at the Rotman School while lecturing around the world on a range of subjects related to his published work and ongoing research. In his current role, Roger is the Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute with a research focus on democratic capitalism.

Education

MBA, Harvard Business School (1981)
AB, Economics Major, Harvard College (1978)

Connect

rogerlmartin.com

@RogerLMartin

Books

  • Playing to Win, with A.G. Lafley (HBRP, 2013)
  • Rotman on Design, co-edited with Karen Christensen (Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2013)
  • Fixing the Game (HBRP, 2011) 
  • The Design of Business (HBRP, 2009) 
  • The Opposable Mind (HBRP, 2007) 
  • The Responsibility Virus (Basic Books, 2002) 
  • Canada: What It Is: What It Can Be, with Jim Milway (Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2012) 
  • Diaminds, with Mihnea Moldoveanu (University of Toronto Press, 2009) 
  • The Future of the MBA, with Mihnea Moldoveanu (Oxford University Press, 2008) 
Alice Walters

ALICE WATERS

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Alice Waters<br>Founder of Chez Panisse and Vice President, Slow Food International

Interview from ‘Secret Sauce’ (Spring 2013)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Alice Waters, founder of Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café in Berkeley, California, has championed local, organic farms for over four decades. After helping to change the American food landscape, Alice introduced her ideas into the public schools with the Edible Schoolyard, a program that involves students in all aspects of growing, cooking, and sharing food at the table. She is also vice president of Slow Food International, a non-profit organization that promotes local artisanal food traditions and has 100,000 members in over 130 countries. She was the first woman to be named Best Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation and the only American chef to have received the French Legion of Honour.

Education

University of California, Berkley

Books

  • The Art of Simple Food II (Clarkson Potter, 2013)
  • In the Green Kitchen (Clarkson Potter, 2010)
  • The Edible Schoolyard (Chronicle Books, 2008)
  • The Art of Simple Food (Clarkson Potter, 2007)

Connect 

@AliceWaters

edibleschoolyard.org

slowfood.com

Amy Edmondson

AMY EDMONDSON

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Amy Edmondson<br>Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Interview from ‘Nice Work’ (Winter 2013)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. She is well known for her work on teams, in particular on "teaming" – where, rather than static and stable team structures, there is collaborative work across boundaries involving a more fluid arrangement of personnel. Her research has been published in numerous academic and managerial articles; she has served on 29 doctoral committees and is the author of more than 25 Harvard Business School case studies. She is a member of the Thinkers50 list of the world’s most influential management thinkers.

Education

PhD in Organizational Behavior, AM in Psychology, Harvard University
AB in Engineering and Design, Harvard University

Books

  • Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012) 
  • Organizational Learning and Competitive Advantage, co-edited with Bertrand Moingeon (Sage Publications, 1996) 
  • A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1992)

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@AmyCEdmondson

http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=6451

Bill George

BILL GEORGE

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Bill George<br>Professor of Management Practice at Harvard and Former Medtronic CEO

Interview from ‘Hit Refresh’ (Fall 2012)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Bill George is a professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School and the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company. Under his leadership, Medtronic’s market capitalization grew from US$1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging 35 per cent a year. He currently serves as director of ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, and the Mayo Clinic and also served on the board of Novartis and Target Corporation.

Education

BSIE, Georgia Tech,
MBA, Harvard University
Honorary PhDs from Georgia Tech, Bryant University, and University of St. Thomas

Connect

@Bill_George

billgeorge.org

Books

  • 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis (Jossey-Bass, 2009) 
  • True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2007) 
  • Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide, (co-authored with Andrew McLean and Nick Craig (Jossey-Bass, 2008) 
  • Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value (Jossey-Bass, 2004) 
  • True North Groups: A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development,
    co-authored with Doug Baker (Berrett-Koehler, 2011) 

Larry Brilliant

LARRY BRILLIANT

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Larry Brilliant<br>President and CEO, Skoll Global Threats Fund; Founder and Director, The SEVA Foundation

Interview from ‘Wicked Problems II’ (Spring 2012)
by Karen Christensen


Biography

Larry Brilliant is president and CEO of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. A physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former executive director of Google’s philanthropic arm, from 1973 to 1976 he participated in the successful World Health Organization smallpox eradication program. He has also worked for the WHO and UNICEF on polio eradication and blindness and volunteered as a physician during several disasters, including the Asian Tsunami and the Bihar Floods. Along with many friends, he funded the SEVA Foundation, an international NGO where projects have surgically restored sight to over three million people. In 2005 he received an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from Knox College, and he was named “International Public Health Hero” by the University of California. In 2006 he received the Sapling Foundation’s TED Prize.

Education

Master of Public Health, University of Michigan
MD, Wayne Medical School

Books

Brilliant has authored two books and dozens of articles on infectious diseases, blindness, and international health policy.

Connect

@larrybrilliant

skollglobalthreats.org

seva.org

ted.com/speakers/larry_brilliant.html 



Linus Torvalds

LINUS TORVALDS

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Linus Torvalds<br>Creator of Linux and Git; Software Engineer, Linux Foundation

Interview from ‘Open’ (Winter 2012)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Linus Torvalds created and oversees open source development for the widely-used Linux operating system. He is a fellow of the Linux Foundation, whose members “support the neutral development, promotion and protection of the platform” with their membership fees and include IBM, Cisco, Intel, Google, Panasonic, HP, Nokia, Toyota, Sony, and Siemens.

Education

University of Helsinki

Books

  • Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary (Harper Business, 2002) 
  • Contributed to The Hacker Ethic: A Radical Approach to the Philosophy of Business by Pekka Himanen (Random House, 2002)

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@Linus__Torvalds

https://plus.google.com/+LinusTorvalds#+LinusTorvalds/posts

Twyla Tharp

TWYLA THARP

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Twyla Tharp<br>Legendary dancer and choreographer

Interview from ‘Use Your Imagination’ (Fall 2011)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 135 dances, six Hollywood movies and directed and choreographed four Broadway shows, picking up a Tony Award, two Emmys, 19 honorary doctorates, a National Medal of the Arts and a Kennedy Center Honor along the way. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She started her own dance company, Twyla Tharp Dance, in 1965, and to this day ballet and dance companies around the world continue to perform her works.

Education

Degree in Art History, Barnard College
American Ballet Theatre School

Books

  • The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together (Simon & Schuster, 2009) 
  • The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life (Simon & Schuster, 2003) 
  • Push Comes to Shove: An Autobiography (Bantam, 1992)

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@TharpTwyla

twylatharp.org

 

Marshall Goldsmith

MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

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Marshall Goldsmith<br>Internationally known Executive Coach and Bestselling Author

Interview from ‘Undiscussables’ (Spring 2011)
by Karen Christensen


Biography

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s leading executive educators and bestselling author or editor of over 30 books. In 2011, he was recognized as the number one leadership thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers50. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and frequently speaks at leading business schools. He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years.

Education

PhD, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management

Books

Goldsmith has authored 34 books, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers MOJO (Hyperion, 2010) and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There (Hyperion, 2007). Some of his other books include: Managing as Mentors (Berrett-Koehler, 2013), Coaching for Leadership (Pfeiffer, 2012), and Learn Like a Leader (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2010).



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@coachgoldsmith

marshallgoldsmith.com 

Howard Gardner

HOWARD GARDNER

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Howard Gardner<br>Psychologist, Author, and Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Interview from ‘Thinking About Thinking II’ (Winter 2011)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds positions as Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Harvard and Senior Director of Harvard’s Project Zero. Among numerous honors, Gardner received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981 and has received honorary degrees from twenty-nine colleges and universities from around the world. In 2005 and again in 2008, he was selected by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. Most recently, Gardner received the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The author of twenty-nine books translated into thirty-two languages, and several hundred articles, Gardner is best known in educational circles for his theory of multiple intelligences.

Education

PhD in Social Psychology and AB in Social Relations, Harvard University

Books

  • Five Minds for the Future (Harvard Business Publishing, 2009)
  • Multiple Intelligences (Basic Books, 2006)
  • The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in the Digital World, co-authored with Katie Davis (Yale University Press, 2013) 

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@OfficialMIOasis

howardgardner.com

Elinor Ostrom

ELINOR OSTROM

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Elinor Ostrom<br>Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences and former Indiana University Professor

Interview from ‘It’s Complicated’ (Fall 2010)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

The late Elinor Ostrom was the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2009. She was the Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science, senior research director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and a professor of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and founding director of the Center for Institutional Diversity at Arizona State University. The recipient of numerous international awards and honorary degrees, Ostrom was selected as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2012.

Education

BA, MA, and PhD in Political Science, all from the University of California, Los Angeles

Books

  • Governing the Commons (Cambridge University Press, 1990) 
  • Understanding Institutional Diversity (Princeton University Press, 2005) 
  • Foundations of Social Capital, co-edited with T.K. Ahn (Edward Elgar Pub, 2003)

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Philip Kotler

PHILIP KOTLER

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Philip Kotler<br>S.C. Johnson and Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management

Interview from 'Decisions, Decisions, Decisions' (Winter 2010)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Philip Kotler is the S.C. Johnson Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Having published dozens of books and more than one hundred articles in leading journals, Dr. Kotler is widely known as the co-author of the most authoritative textbook on marketing: Marketing Management, which is now in its 14th edition. He frequently offers marketing seminars to organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times have named him one of the top ten most influential business thinkers of our time.


Education

University of Chicago, Masters Degree in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Economics

Books

Dr. Kotler has authored and co-authored many leading books on marketing, including: Market Your Way to Growth (Wiley, 2012), Winning at Innovation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Marketing 3.0 (Wiley, 2010), and Up and Out of Poverty (Pearson, 2009).

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@kotl

www.pkotler.org 

Paul Volcker

PAUL VOLCKER

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Paul Volcker<br>Chairmen of the U.S. President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Interview from 'Accountability' (Fall 2009)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Paul Volcker is chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under U.S. President Barack Obama. He served as chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan (from 1979 to 1987). Mr. Voker is Professor Emeritus of International Economic Policy at Princeton University and was the first Henry Kaufman Visiting Professor at the Stern School of Business at NYU.


Education

Princeton University, B.A.
Harvard University Graduate School of Public Administration, M.A.

Books

  • Good Intentions Corrupted: The Oil for Food Scandal and the Threat to the U.N., with Mark Califano and Jeffrey Meyer (Public Affairs, 2006)

  • Changing Fortunes: The World’s Money and the Threat To American Leadership, with Toyoo Gyohten (Three Rivers Press, 1993)

  • Perspectives on the Role of a Central Bank, with Miguel Mancera and Jean Godeaux (International Monetary Fund, 1991)

Website

www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/perab/members/volcker

Jimmy Carter

JIMMY CARTER

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Jimmy Carter<br>39th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Interview from 'Staying Power' (Spring 2009)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977-1981. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts. Together with his wife Rosalynn he founded the Carter Center in 1982. In partnership with Emory University, the Center is committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.


Education

Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology
United States Naval Academy, B.S. degree

Books

He is the author of 27 books, including We Can Achieve Peace in the Holy Land (Simon and Schuster, 2009) and Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope (Simon and Schuster, 2007).

Website

www.cartercenter.org

Michael Spence

MICHAEL SPENCE

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Michael Spence<br>Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences and Former Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Interview from 'Wicked Problems' (Winter 2009)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Michael Spence is the Philip H. Knight Professor, Emeritus and former Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A member of the Rotman Dean’s Advisory Board, the Toronto native received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and is chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development, which brings together 21 leading practitioners from government, business and policy-making arenas, mostly from the developing world. In 2010, he joined the Stern School of Business NYU as a professor of economics.


Education

Harvard University, Ph.D.
Oxford University, B.A./M.A.
Princeton University, B.A.

Books

Michael Spence is the author of several books, including The Next Convergence (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).

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@amspence98

www.thenextconvergence.com

Baruch Lev

BARUCH LEV

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Baruch Lev<br>Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at New York University Stern School of Business

Interview from ‘The Future of Capital’ (Fall 2008)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance and director of the Vincent C. Ross Institute of Accounting Research at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is the author of five books and numerous research studies that are regularly featured in The Economist, Barrons, and other leading publications. The recipient of many awards and honorary doctorates, Lev was voted by Accounting Today as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the accounting profession in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. He is a permanent visitor at École Nationale Des Ponts and Chaussées (Paris) and City University Business School (London).

Education

Bachelor of Accounting, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
MBA and PhD, University of Chicago

Connect

http://people.stern.nyu.edu/blev/index.php

Books

  • Winning Investors Over (Harvard Business School Publishing, 2012) 
  • Intangible Assets: Values, Measures, and Risks, co-edited with John Hand (Oxford University Press, 2003) 
  • Intangibles: Management, Measurement, and Reporting (Brookings Institution Press, 2001) 
  • Financial Statement Analysis (Prentice-Hall, 1974) 
  • Accounting and Information Theory (American Accounting Association, 1969)
William Sharpe

WILLIAM SHARPE

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William Sharpe<br>Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences and STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford University

Interview from 'The All-Consuming Issue' (Spring 2008)
by Karen Christensen

Biography

Dr. William F. Sharpe is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1970. The past president of the American Finance Association, Dr. Sharpe was given the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business award for outstanding contribution to the field of business education in 1980 and went on to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990. The founder of Financial Engines Inc., he is well known as one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and for his development of the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis.


Education

University of California at Los Angeles, Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Economics

Books

Dr. Sharpe is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Portfolio Theory and Capital Markets (McGraw-Hill, 2000), Fundamentals of Investments, with Gordon J. Alexander and Jeffrey Bailey (Prentice-Hall, 2000), and Investors and Markets (Princeton University Press, 2007).

Website

wsharpe.com

Chris Argyris

CHRIS ARGYRIS

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Chris Argyris<br>Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School and Director Emeritus, Monitor Group

Interview from 'Thinking about Thinking' (Winter 2008)
by Karen Christensen


Biography

Known for his seminal work in the area of organizational learning, the late Chris Argyris was the James Bryant Conant Professor of Education and Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Before going to Harvard, Argyris spent 20 years at Yale University where he helped develop the Yale School of Management. He retired in 1992 and received an honoury doctor of laws degree from the University of Toronto in 2006 and an honoury doctor of science from Yale University in 2011.

Education

MA in Psychology and Economics, Kansas University
PhD in Organizational Behaviour, Cornell University

Books

Argyris authored over 30 books and 150 articles, including:

  • Reasons and Rationalizations: The Limits of Organizational Knowledge (Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Organization Learning: A Theory of Action Perspective, co-authored with Donald Schon (1978)
  • Knowledge for Action: A Guide to Overcoming Barriers to Organizational Change (1993)
  • On Organizational Learning (1993)