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Rotman Events hosted in the Fall of 2017

This fall, best-selling authors, management executives and other thought leaders came to Rotman to speak about consumer behaviours in the digital economy, inequality, how to live a fulfilling life and other emerging trends. For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Here are five of the most interesting fall Rotman events at Rotman:


Behavioural Insights Speaker Series: Anindya Ghose
September 21, 2017 | 5:00-6:00pm

Smarten up about mobile consumer behaviours with Anindya Ghose, Professor of Information, Operations and Management Science and Professor of Marketing at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Ghose will share insights from her new book, Tap: Unlocking the Mobile Economy (MIT Press, 2017).This event is hosted by Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR).



Rotman Management Speaker Series: Four Short Talks That Change the Conversation on Equality
October 3, 2017 | 5:00-6:00pm (FREE)

Join Professors Stéphane Côté, Sonia Kang, Sarah Kaplan and Rotman alumna Tanya van Biesen (MBA ’00), Executive Director of Catalyst Inc. Canada, for four short TED-style talks on the current state of inequality in income, wealth and opportunity — and what today’s leaders can do. This event is co-hosted by Rotman Management and the Institute for Gender & the Economy.


What Makes Us Happy

 What makes us happy?
October 31, 2017 | 12:00-1:00pm

Meik Wiking — CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and arguably the happiest man in the world — recently travelled the globe on a quest to learn from the world’s happiest people. Hear more about his findings in terms of tips, tricks and unique approaches to a more fulfilled life. He will also speak about his forthcoming book The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People (Penguin, 2017).

Four Short Talks

Winning against strategic threats

November 7, 2017 | 5:00-6:00pm

Whether big or small, companies incessantly face challenges that can threaten their bottom line, and even their survival. What can companies do to stay alive? Hear from four professors of Strategic Management at Rotman — Kevin Bryan, Joshua Gans, Sarah Kaplan and Will Mitchell — about the step-by-step actions necessary to help organizations stay alive.

This event coincides with the recent release of Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats (Dog Ear Publishing, 2017), a collection of perspectives on the most vexing threats to business today, written by Strategy professors at Rotman.


Irresistible: the rise of addictive technology

November 13, 2017 5:00-6:00pm

Put down your smartphone for this talk featuring Adam Alter, Associate Professor of Marketing at the Stern School of Business, New York University. Alter will share key findings from his new book, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked (Penguin, 2017). This event is hosted by the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR).

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