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Four contributors from each issue give short, TED-style talks based on their work. The talks take place at the Rotman School in Toronto or virtually. Paid registration includes a copy of the current issue. Current magazine subscribers can attend these events at no charge. To find out when the next event takes place, subscribe to the magazine or visit the Rotman Events website.

Fall 2020, A Toolkit for Leaders

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On September 29, 2020, Rotman Management celebrated the launch of the Fall 2020 issue, A Toolkit for Leaders. Leaders across industries and borders are confronting the most challenging questions of their careers: How can I keep my employees and customers safe? How is COVID-19 shifting consumer behaviour? And what will the new normal look like for us? Four contributors from the fall issue shared some key insights for thriving amidst the uncertainty that lies ahead. Below are three of the four talks.

  • No Going Back: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
    Speaker: Anita M. McGahan, University Professor and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society, Rotman School of Management and Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, U of Toronto

  • 4Ps for The Next Normal
    Speaker: Chris Stamper (Rotman MBA ’94), former SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, TD Canada; past Chairman of the Board, Canadian Marketing Association

  • How to Build Back Better
    Speaker: Sarah Kaplan, Director - Institute for Gender & the Economy, Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto

Spring 2020, Behavioural Insights

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On May 26, 2020, Rotman Management celebrated the launch of the Spring 2020 issue, Behavioural Insights. Social and psychological factors affect nearly every decision people make — and therefore, these factors affect organizations and the economy as a whole. It follows that a more complete understanding of human behaviour and decision processes provides a powerful tool for strategy and policy design. Four experts from the Spring 2020 issue provide key behavioural insights in four short talks.

The Paradox of Passion

Speaker: Stéphane Côté, Geoffrey Conway Chair in Business Ethics; Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management; Director, PhD Program; Director, Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics, Rotman School of Management

The Timeless Power of Social Norms

Speaker: Kristen Duke, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management

Behavioural Insights: The Answer to Innovation?

Speaker: Kelly Peters, CEO and Co-founder, BEworks; Sessional Instructor, Rotman School of Management

Nudge’s Evil Cousin: Sludge

Speaker: Dilip Soman, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics; Director, Behavioural Economics in Action Research Centre at Rotman [BEAR]; Author, The Last Mile: Creating Social and Economic Value from Behavioural Insights (Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2015)

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Winter 2020, Creative Destruction II

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On February 4, 2020, Rotman Management celebrated the launch of the Winter 2020 issue, ‘Creative Destruction II’. Everywhere we look, digital technologies and innovative business models are transforming organizations. And as Joseph Schumpeter warned long ago, whenever such creative destruction occurs, there are winners and losers. But as these four contributors to the issue show, ironically, technology might actually make us all more human — by freeing us up to be more creative, empathetic, and innovative.

Machine Learning in Business: Issues for Society

Speaker: John Hull, University Professor, Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management and Academic Director - FinHub, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Deconstructing Occupational Stereotypes

Speaker: Sonia Kang, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Department of Management, UofT Mississauga; Chief Scientist, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR); and Research Fellow, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management

Disrupting the Healthcare Industry

Speaker: Christy Prada (Rotman MBA ’13), VP - Business Development, Maple

Bringing Big Ideas to Life

Speaker: Charles Plant, Senior Fellow, Impact Centre at the University of Toronto

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Fall 2019, Secrets of the Best Leaders

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On September 30, 2019, Rotman Management celebrated the launch of the Fall 2019 issue, ‘Secrets of the Best Leaders’. From knowing how to make a strategic pivot to understanding today’s ‘needs-adaptive’ consumer to creating an inclusive workplace to preparing for a cyber attack - these are secrets you won’t want to keep to yourself. Watch the videos below for TED-style talks by four contributors from the fall issue.

Understanding the Needs-Adaptive Consumer

Speaker: Claire Tsai, Associate Professor of Marketing, Rotman and Co-founder of Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Speaker: Michael Cherny, Chief of Staff, Deloitte Canada

Preparing for your Next Cyber Attack

Speaker: Michael Parent, Professor of Management Information Systems and Marketing, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

How to Make a Strategic Pivot

Speaker: Zayna Khayat, Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence, Rotman

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Spring 2019, The Art of Change

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On May 29, 2019, Rotman Management celebrated the launch of the Spring 2019 issue, ‘The Art of Change’. Wherever human behaviour is involved, there are opportunities for behavioural insights to influence outcomes. In the issue we look at some of the key areas that demand behaviour change, the opportunities it presents and some of the tools and mindsets required to achieve it. The four speakers at this event each have an article or interview in the issue.

The Origins of the Gender Gap

Speaker: Mikhail Simutin, Associate Professor of Finance and Associate Director - International Centre for Pension Management at Rotman

Inequality as an Innovation Challenge

Speaker: Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy, Professor of Strategic Management and Founding Director - Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman (GATE), Rotman

Why Every Organization Benefits from Behavioural Insights

Speaker: Melaina Vinski, Lead – Applied Behavioural Insights Practice and Co-Lead – Global Community of Practice, PwC Canada

Harnessing Behavioural Insights: A Playbook

Speaker: Dilip Soman, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics, Professor of Marketing and Founding Director - Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), Rotman

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Winter 2019, The Disruptive Issue II

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On January 28, 2019, we celebrated the launch of our Winter 2019 issue. Our first issue on disruptive innovation was published in Fall 2016. Not surprisingly, much has changed since then. In The Disruptive Issue II we put disruption in the spotlight again and examine the strategies and mindsets of successful innovators, disruptors, and entrepreneurs. At this event, four Rotman professors who have articles in the Winter 2019 each gave short talks based on their articles. 

The Era of Human and Machine Innovation

Speaker: Angèle Beausoleil, Assistant Professor of Business Design and Innovation, Rotman School of Management

Putting A.I. To Work

Speaker: Brian Keng, Adjunct Professor of Data Science, Rotman School of Management, Chief Data Scientist, Rubikloud

Exploring the Impact of AI

Speaker: Joshua Gans, Jeffrey Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategic Management and Chief Economist - Creative Destruction Lab, Rotman School of Management, Co-Author, Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (HBR Press, 2018)

The Economics of Autonomous Vehicles

Speaker: Opher Baron, Professor of Operations Management, Rotman School of Management

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Fall 2018, You 2.0

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On September 26, 2018, we celebrated the launch of our Fall 2018 issue.  AI, machine learning and other technologies are fundamentally transforming every industry. But as indicated in this issue, for an organization to thrive, its leaders must focus just as much on the human elements. At this 60-minute event, four experts whose expertise is featured in the issue, each presented a 12-minute TED-style talk on You 2.0.

Design-or Re-design-Your Life

Speaker: Ingo Rauth, Adjunct Professor, IE Business School; Former Post-Doctoral Research Follow, Rotman School of Management

Improve Your Self Control

Speaker: Kim Ly, Research Follow - Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Research Institute, Rotman School of Management

Make Better Data-Driven Decisions

Speaker: Kristina McElheran, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, U of T Scarborough and Rotman School of Management and Digital Fellow, Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT

Increase Your Self Awareness

Speaker: Maja Djikic, Associate Professor and Director - Self-Development Lab, Rotman School of Management

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Spring 2018, Value Creation

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On May 28th, 2018, we celebrated the launch of our Spring 2018 issue. Four experts from that issue each gave a talk on value creation.

Speakers

Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Professor of Marketing and Chief Data Scientist, Creative Destruction Lab, on “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence” @avicgoldfarb

Partha Mohanram, Rotman Professor of Accounting, on “Twitter as a Value Creation Tool” @pmohanram

Melanie Kim, Research Associate, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), on “Consumer Behaviour Online” @melaniekimca

Geoffrey Leonardelli, Rotman Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, on “The Prospecting Mindset” @geoleonardelli


The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Speaker: Avi Goldfarb, Ellison Professor of Marketing, Rotman

The Prospecting Mindset

Speaker: Geoffrey Leonardelli, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour HR Management, Rotman

Consumer Behaviour Online

Speaker: Melanie Kim, Research Associate, Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR)

Twitter as a Value Creation Tool

Speaker: Partha Mohanram, Professor of Financial Accounting, Rotman

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Winter 2018, Creative Destruction


On January 25th, 2018, we celebrated the launch of our Winter 2018 Creative Destruction issue. Four experts featured from that issue each gave a talk on how creative destruction is unfolding across all sectors.

Speakers

Anita McGahan, Rotman Chair in Management, Rotman (@anitamcgahan)
David Pardy, Co-Founder & Product, Helpful.com (@DavidPardy)
Chen-Bo Zhong, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Rotman
Heather Fraser, Adjunct Professor of Business Design, Rotman; Co-Founder, Rotman Design Works (@HeatherMAFraser)

Anita McGahan on Moonshots

Speaker: Anita McGahan, Rotman Chair in Management & Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman

Chen-Bo Zhong on How Ideas Rise from Chaos

Speaker: Chen-Bo Zhong, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management, Rotman

David Pardy on the Resilience of Entrepreneurs

Speaker: David Pardy (JD/MBA ‘16), Co-Founder & Product, Helpful.com

Heather Fraser on 'Doing Innovation' Right

Speaker: Heather Fraser, Adjunct Professor of Business Design, Rotman; Co-Founder, Rotman DesignWorks

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Fall 2017, The Inequality Issue

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On October 3rd, 2017, together with Rotman's Institute for Gender and the Economy, we celebrated the launch of our Fall 2017 issue on inequality. Four experts featured from that issue each gave a talk on inequality in the workplace and society and offered solutions for what to do about it.  

Speakers:

Sonia Kang, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Rotman (@Sonia_Kang)
Tanya van Biesen (Rotman MBA ’00), Executive Director – Canada, Catalyst Inc. (@TanyavanB)
Stéphane Côté, Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Director – PhD Program, Rotman (@StephaneCoteTO)
Sarah Kaplan, Professor of Strategic Management; University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy; and Director – Institute for Gender & the Economy, Rotman (@sarah_kaplan)

How Social Class Affects Our Behaviour

Speaker: Stéphane Côté, Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Director - PhD Program, Rotman

Discrimination in Hiring

Speaker: Sonia Kang, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Rotman

Why Progress is Slow on Gender Parity

Speaker: Sarah Kaplan, Professor of Strategic Management and University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy and Director - Institute for Gender & the Economy, Rotman

Gender and the War for Talent

Speaker: Tanya van Biesen (MBA ’00), Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst Inc.

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