Magazine Speaker Series
Spring 2020, Behavioural Insights
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.
Winter 2020, Creative Destruction II
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.
Fall 2019, Secrets of the Best Leaders
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.
Spring 2019, The Art of Change
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.
Winter 2019, The Disruptive Issue II
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.
Fall 2018, You 2.0
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.
Spring 2018, Value Creation
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.
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
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.
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)
Fall 2017, The Inequality Issue
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.
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)