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"Four Short Talks on Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business"

4:15-4:59pm check-in; 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm four short book talks; 6:00-6:10pm book sale

SERIES HOST: Strategic Management Area at Rotman

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Strategic Management | Speaker Series

Survive and Thrive Book Cover
Date: Tuesday April 03, 2018 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Alberto Galasso, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman & UofT Mississauga, on his chapter titled "Finding the Right Innovation Ecosystem”

Anita McGahan, Rotman Chair in Management & Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman, on her chapter titled “Surviving the Threat of Healthcare”

András Tilcsik, Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, & Society & Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman, on his chapter titled “Managing the Risk of Catastrophic Failure”

Michael Ryall, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman on his chapter titled “Missing the Real Competition”
Topic: “Four Short Talks on Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business”
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $17.04 plus HST per person (includes 1 paperback copy of "Survive and Thrive "and 1 seat for the talks)
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SYNOPSIS: In August 2017 the Strategic Management Area at Rotman published a collection of short essays about some of the most vexing threats to business today.  The book is Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business (Dog Ear Publishing, 2017).  At this 60-minute event four Rotman strategy professors who each wrote short chapters for the book will present 12-minute TED-style talks.  The following sentences are from the book’s back outside cover.  Whether big or small, companies incessantly face challenges that can threaten their bottom line and even their survival. These threats keep corporate leaders up at night. What can companies do to stay alive?  Survive and Thrive features a collection of essays by strategy professors at Rotman. The essays take the reader on a tour through some of the most vexing threats to business today, threats that put the very existence of organizations into question. From disruptive innovation, to social media disasters, to mistaken technical investments, to gender discrimination, to misunderstood competition, companies need to be able to anticipate crises and prepare to deal with them head on. Across this collection of essays, readers will get warnings about four mistakes that companies commonly make - failing to appreciate interactions within systems, getting stuck in existing ways of doing business, falling victim to cognitive biases, and getting derailed by short-term incentives. But, this book isn't just about mistakes. Its primary goal is to provide step-by-step actions to help companies stay alive. Executives will find principles and practices for anticipating potential threats and creating responses that permit their businesses to not only survive but thrive.

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