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Big Ideas Speaker Series @ Rotman - Michael Tushman

7:15-7:59am check-in and coffee; 8:00am sharp to 9:00am book talk; 9:00-9:10am book sale

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Speaker Series

Date: Friday April 21, 2017 | 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Speaker(s): Michael L. Tushman, Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Co-Author (with Charles A. O'Reilly III)
Topic: "Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma" (Stanford Business Books, 2016)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $38.95 plus HST per person (includes 1 seat for the talk, 1 signed hardcover copy of "Lead and Disrupt" and coffee)
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SYNOPSIS: In the past few years, a number of well-known firms have failed; think of Blockbuster, Kodak, or RadioShack. When we read about their demise, it often seems inevitable—a natural part of "creative destruction." But closer examination reveals a disturbing truth: Companies large and small are shuttering more quickly than ever. What does it take to buck this trend? The simple answer is: ambidexterity. Firms must remain competitive in their core markets, while also winning in new domains. Innovation guru Clayton M. Christensen has been pessimistic about whether established companies can prevail in the face of disruption, but Charles A. O'Reilly III and Michael L. Tushman know they can! The authors explain how shrewd organizations have used an ambidextrous approach to solve their own innovator's dilemma. They contrast these luminaries with companies which—often trapped by their own successes—have been unable to adapt and grow. Drawing on a vast research program and over a decade of helping companies to innovate, the authors present a set of practices to guide firms as they adopt ambidexterity. Top-down and bottom-up leaders are key to this process—a fact too often overlooked in the heated debate about innovation. But not in this case. Readers will come away with a new understanding of how to improve their existing businesses through efficiency, control, and incremental change, while also seizing new markets where flexibility, autonomy, and experimentation rule the day.

BIOGRAPHY: Michael L. Tushman is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He and Charles A. O'Reilly III are also the co-authors of Winning Through Innovation (2002). Their consulting practice, Change Logic, helps firms, CEOs, and senior teams around the world to innovate and thrive.

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