Roger Martin has served as Dean of the Rotman School of Management since September 1, 1998. He is an advisor on strategy to the CEO’s of several major global corporations. He writes extensively on design and is a regular columnist for BusinessWeek.com’s Innovation and Design Channel. He is also a regular contributor to Washington Post’s On Leadership blog and to Financial Times’ Judgment Call column. He has published several books, including: The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage (2009), The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking (2007), The Responsibility Virus: How Control Freaks, Shrinking Violets-and The Rest Of Us-Can Harness The Power Of True Partnership (2002), and The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future, (with Mihnea Moldoveanu, 2008) and Dia-Minds (with Moldoveanu, 2010).
In 2009, Roger Martin was named one of the top 50 management thinkers in the world by The Times of London.
In 2007 he was named a Business Week ‘B-School All-Star’ for being one of the 10 most influential business professors in the world.
He serves on the Boards of Thomson Reuters Corporation and Research in Motion and is chair of Tennis Canada.
He received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in Economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.
Analytical thinking is not so hot at creating something that does not now exist. Intuitive thinking is not so hot at keeping the trains running. And so you need a combination of those two things.