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The evolution of Integrative Thinking

Please take a look at a sampling of books, articles and press that reflect the theory and practice of the philosophy of Integrative Thinking since its inception in 2002, and its growth over time.

Articles about Integrative Thinking

Integrative Thinking Three Ways by Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin
Rotman Magazine, Spring 2012 (purchase from Harvard Business Review)

Adaptive Intelligence: Sources and foundations for Integrative Thinking by Mihnea Moldoveanu
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2011

Stretching the Mind: Developing an adaptive lens to deal with complexity by  Mihnea Moldoveanu and Roger Martin
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2010

Building Better Decision Makers: the 3D MBA by Roger Martin
Rotman Magazine, Winter 2010

Thinking Strategically about Thinking Strategically by Mihnea Moldoveanu
Strategic Management Journal, January 2009

Integrations: The Value of Managerial Thinking in an Age of Technical Reason by Mihnea Moldoveanu
Rotman Magazine, Winter 2008

MBAs: Owned by Their Models
by Roger Martin
Harvard Business Review's 'How To Fix Business Schools' Series, April 2009

Becoming an Integrative Thinker by Roger Martin
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2007

Designing the Thinker of the Future by Mihnea Moldoveanu and Roger Martin
Working paper, November 2008

How Successful Leaders Think by Roger Martin
Harvard Business Review, June 2007

The Strategic Importance of Integrative Skills by Harvard Professor Jan Rivkin
Rotman Magazine, Winter 2005

New Cognitive Skills for a New Millennium by Mihnea Moldoveanu
Rotman Magazine, Winter 2004

Views from Harvard and Wharton: Jerry Wind and Jan Rivkin on the Importance of Integrative Thinking
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2002

Integrative Thinking: A Model Takes Shape by Dean Roger Martin
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2002

Integrative Thinking: The Learning Challenge by Dr. Hilary Austen
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2002

Converging Silos: Four Rotman Professors Describe How Integration is Affecting Their Functional Area by Joel Baum
Rotman Magazine, Fall 2002

More articles by Rotman Dean Roger Martin

More publications by DCIT Director, Mihnea Moldoveanu


Press about Integrative Thinking

I-Think - Integrative Thinking in elementary schools: “Schoolchildren used business school skills to build a better trebuchet"
Globe and Mail, May 2, 2012

Rotman School of Management’s  Roger Martin challenges common beliefs about innovation
CMA Magazine, May/June 2012

New Associate Dean appointed for Rotman MBA Program
Rotman news release, Aug. 4, 2011

Learn How Successful Leaders Think Integrative Thinking Program London UK
Rotman news release, May 11, 2011

Rotman Dean Roger Martin reappointed for third term
Rotman news release, Feb. 18, 2010

Multicultural Critical Theory: At B-School?
The New York Times, January 10, 2010

Integrative Thinking: An Interview with Roger Martin
India, October 8, 2009

Leadership and Integrative Thinking: An Interview with Roger Martin

Ontario Ministry of Education's In Conversation Newsletter, Spring 2009

The Thinker: The Goal of Rotman's Mihnea Moldoveanu is to create a new breed of business leader
Canadian Business Magazine, March 2008

Roger Martin: The Opposable Mind
January 2008

Students Advised to Judge Leaders by Thoughts, Not Deeds
The Financial Times, January 23, 2008

PODCAST: Helen Walters Interviews Roger Martin about The Opposable Mind
BusinessWeek Online, January 23, 2008

SPECIAL REPORT: The Opposable Mind
BusinessWeek Online's Innovation Channel, January 23, 2008

Scientific Management is Past its Peak
BusinessWeek Online's Innovation Channel, May 21, 2007

The Positive Spiral: Six Keys to Success
BusinessWeek Online's Innovation Channel, February 28, 2007

BOOK REVIEW: The Opposable Mind
The Globe and Mail, November 28, 2007

Becoming an Integrative Thinker
The Huffington Post, December 17, 2007

Is Reality the Enemy of Innovation?
BusinessWeek Online's Innovation Channel, December 4, 2006

An MBA with a Thematic Approach: An Interview with Dean Roger Martin
BusinessWeek Online, September 5, 2005

Shaking Up The Suits: Dean of Toronto Business School Hails 'Integrative Thinking'
National Post, April 21, 2003

Looking at the Bigger Picture
The Financial Times, August 13, 2001

Learning and Change: Building Business School 2.0
Fast Company, December 1999

The Opposable Mind

The Opposable Mind

The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking (Harvard Business Press, 2007)

In this primer on the problem-solving power of “integrative thinking,” Martin draws on more than 50 management success stories to demonstrate how the human brain’s ability “to hold two conflicting ideas in constructive tension” is an evolutionary leap through which decision-makers can synthesize “new and superior ideas.”

To purchase "The Opposable Mind", click here.


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The Future of the MBA

The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future (Oxford University Press, 2008)

The MBA is probably the hottest ticket among the current university graduate degree offerings - with over 120,000 students enrolling annually in the United States alone. The Future of the MBA provides a detailed and systematic review of the major debates on management education.

To purchase "The Future of the MBA", please click here

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Diaminds: Decoding the Mental Habits of Successful Thinkers (Rotman/University of Toronto Press, 2009)

What constitutes successful thinking in business? What are some of the techniques used by top business minds in order to solve problems and create value? Co-authors Moldoveanu and Martin break new ground in addressing these questions, offering a new conception of successful intelligence.

To purchase "Diaminds", please click here.


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The Design of Business

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Press, 2009)

Most companies today have innovation envy. Why do many get disappointing results when they have made genuine efforts to be innovative? Roger Martin offers a compelling and provocative answer: to innovate and win, companies need design thinking.

To purchase "The Design of Business", click here

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Inside Man

Inside Man: The Discipline of Modeling Human Ways of Being, Stanford University Press, 2011

Author Mihnea C. Moldoveanu makes the process and the phenomenon of modeling transparent and explicit, and clarifies the reasons for which modeling human behavior has to be an interactive process between the modeler and the modeled.

To purchase Inside Man, click here.