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business strategy | Oct 23rd, 2019

When Should You Trust Your Gut? Top Business Professor Laura Huang Explores in Harvard Business Review

Some people value their gut for guiding them through their biggest business decisions. Others are wary of relying on instinct, fearing it to be too reactionary and emotional. So, should leaders make decisions based on intuition, or shouldn’t they? When, if ever, is it OK to use your gut? Laura... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Jun 6th, 2019

Meltdown Wins National Business Book Award—and Proves That We Can Avoid Catastrophe

Disasters seem to just happen, but in Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik’s National Business Book Award-winning Meltdown, the two authors, professors, and Lavin speakers prove that catastrophic failures—from a email reply-all disaster to a car crash—are more avoidable than we think.   A former... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Feb 22nd, 2019

Smart People Make Bad Choices. Bestselling Author and Poker Champ Maria Konnikova Explains Why.

“If we think of life as one big game,” says psychologist turned poker champ Maria Konnikova, “the question becomes, how do we play it optimally?” Just like in poker, leaders, managers and CEOs are dealt a set of important decisions every day. How can you ensure that you’re always making the right... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Jan 10th, 2019

Top 10 Business Keynote Speakers

Great companies start with great leaders. Leaders who recognize incredible talent, even when it’s hard to see; leaders who can spot, manage, and prevent risk; leaders who build successful teams, adapt to change and create cultures of innovation. These business keynote speakers blend personal,... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Aug 23rd, 2018

Francesca Gino Makes the Business Case for Curiosity in the Latest Harvard Business Review

“Most of the breakthrough discoveries and remarkable inventions throughout history, from flints to fire to self-driving cars, have something in common: they are the result of curiosity,” says Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor, behavioral scientist, and author of the new book Rebel... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Mar 12th, 2018

Real Solutions To Modern Meltdowns: Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik’s New Book is Out Now

“To be alive in the 21st century is to rely on countless complex systems that profoundly affect our lives—from the electrical grid and water treatment plants to transportation systems and communication networks to healthcare and the law. But sometimes these systems fail.” András Tilcsik and Chris... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Nov 21st, 2017

Disappointed by the So-Called Digital Age? David Sax Offers an Analog Solution in The New York Times

A decade into the digital utopia, and its dark side is finally showing. Every day we learn another way our devices are making us miserable. Enter David Sax. He’s a sophisticated observer of consumer behaviour and author of one of the New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year, The Revenge of Analog.... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Oct 11th, 2017

“Inside Donald Trump’s Head”: The Viral Interview Between Randall Lane, Editor of Forbes, and the President

“Donald Trump didn’t get rich building businesses,” says Forbes editor Randall Lane in his instantly viral interview with the president. “Instead, his forte lies in transactions—buying and selling and cutting deals that assure him a win regardless of the outcome for others.”  Providing a rare and... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Mar 23rd, 2017

New Videos: Adam Bryant on Enhancing the Relationships that Promote Office Culture

Having culled years of leadership wisdom for his weekly New York Times “Corner Office” column, Adam Bryant knows what it takes to be a great CEO. In the following six videos, Bryant outlines the simple but profound principles that help employers and employees align goals, hear each other out, and... Continue Reading →
business strategy | Mar 21st, 2017

Ajay Agrawal’s Creative Destruction Lab: Driving the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Rotman’s Creative Destruction Lab is “paving the way for a more vibrant Canadian economy,” touts The Globe and Mail’s recent front page. In the associated “Report on Business” cover story, CLD founder and CEO Ajay Agrawal unpacks the profoundly successful concept behind this revolutionary lab.... Continue Reading →
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