Integrative thinking is a form of reasoning which allows you to constructively face the tensions of opposing models. Instead of choosing one at the expense of the other, you generate a creative solution. Your solution contains elements of the individual models, but is superior to each.

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Creating Great Choices

Organizations need to incorporate the best of design thinking into their ways of working to unleash innovation and creativity. An organization will be able to counter-balance analytical thinking with intuitive thinking – to enable it to both exploit existing knowledge and create new knowledge. 

ON Design of Business

The Design Of Business

Critical to the success of every organization, strategy is not a long planning exercise or document. Strategy can be simple, fun and effective and is founded on a set of five interrelated and powerful choices that positions an organization to win.

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Playing To win

While prevailing theory holds that stock-based compensation perfectly aligns corporate executives’ incentives with those of shareholders, it does the opposite. As a consequence, executives have done brilliantly while shareholders have become increasingly frustrated. Incentives and governance practice needs to be transformed to enable corporations to prosper in a way that better serves society.

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Fixing the Game

The combination of the stagnation of medium incomes and the rapid rise of high incomes is threatening the future of democratic capitalism. Its predictive future requires building a more robust knowledge, transactional and physical infrastructure for broadly shared prosperity.

ON Democratic Capitalism

The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy

For both social entrepreneurs and corporations, the key tenet of social innovation is finding ways to make the world a better place. My work focuses on building tools for social entrepreneurs to create more powerful models for creating value for society and developing models to guide corporations on a path of productive corporate citizenship.

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Getting Beyond Better

News & Events

News & Events

  • October 15, 2014

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    The Dark Side of Efficient Markets

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  • November 13, 2013

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    Third Most Influential Business Thinker in the World

    <p>Humbled and thrilled to have been named third most influential business thinker in the world by Thinkers50 in London and have Playing to Win win in the best book category. <a href="http://gallery.mailchimp.com/dec9e7dbfe150d92bafee193e/files/T50_2013_PRESS_RELEASE_11Nov.pdf" target="_blank">Read more here</a>.</p>
  • November 8, 2013

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    Playing to Win on Amazon Editor's List

    <p>Really pleased to see that <em>Playing to Win</em> was named to 4th on the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_385530762_13?ie=UTF8&amp;node=7734024011&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&amp;pf_rd_r=17PB6R7YQZXZH54MKS6F&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1651772402&amp;pf_rd_i=7728816011" target="_blank">Amazon Editor's list of best Business &amp; Investing books of 2013</a>.&nbsp;</p>
  • October 16, 2013

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    Five Rules

    <p>I am pleased to see the Comments and Twitter traffic on my <em>The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow</em> HBR blog. <a href="http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/the-five-rules-every-new-ceo-should-follow/" target="_blank">Have a look!</a></p>
  • October 7, 2013

    The Cure for Self-Inflicted Complexity

    <p>This is my follow-up piece on complexity written as a preview for the upcoming Global Drucker Forum:&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/the-cure-for-self-inflicted-complexity/" target="_blank">http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/10/the-cure-for-self-inflicted-complexity/</a></p>
  • September 12, 2013

    Rethinking the Decision Factory

    <p>I am pleased to see the nice reaction to my newest HBR article that just went up on line at: <a href="http://hbr.org/2013/10/rethinking-the-decision-factory/ar/1" target="_blank">http://hbr.org/2013/10/rethinking-the-decision-factory/ar/1</a></p>
  • September 6, 2013

    Playing to Win Short-Listed at Thinkers50

    <p>I was pleased that my book with AG Lafley <em>Playing to Win </em>was short-listed for the best book at Thinkers50 and I was short-listed for strategy thinker at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thinkers50.com/t50-awards/short-lists-2013" target="_blank">http://www.thinkers50.com/t50-awards/short-lists-2013</a>/.</p>
  • August 12, 2013

    Top 50 Professors on Twitter

    <p>It was nice to be named by the Leadership, Innovation and Strategy (ldrlb.co) blog as one of the <a href="http://ldrlb.co/top-professors-on-twitter/">Top 50 Professors on Twitter globally</a>, and one of the top 15 in the strategy category. Nice to be joined by my Martin Prosperity Institute colleague Richard Florida in the innovation category.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • January 11, 2012

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    Fixing the Game Named a Best Business Book 2011

    <p>The wonderful folks at 800-CEO-READ have named <em>Fixing the Game</em>the best Finance &amp; Economics book of 2011. I have to say, it&rsquo;s gratifying to receive an award from one of the most influential book sellers out there! And, I&rsquo;m especially pleased to be honored alongside my Harvard classmate and great friend, Jeanne Liedtka, for her very deserving book <em>Designing for Growth</em>(named best Management book). You can see the full list of winners, including Jim Collins, Eric Ries and Daniel Yergin <a href="http://blog.800ceoread.com/2012/01/10/the-category-winners-for-the-2011-business-book-awards/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://blog.800ceoread.com']);">here</a>.</p>
  • December 3, 2011

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    Fixing the Game in the News

    <p>On Sunday, December 4th, I&rsquo;ll be appearing on Fox &amp; Friends on Fox News Channel to talk about <em>Fixing the Game</em>. I&rsquo;ll be on at 7:45, so tune in early!</p> <p>In other news, I&rsquo;m delighted to share that <em>Fixing the Game</em> has already made two year-end best book lists. It was featured on <a href="http://m.strategy-business.com/article/11405c?gko=5649f" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://m.strategy-business.com']);">Strategy + Business magazine&rsquo;s Best Business Books of 2011 list</a>, and <a href="http://afr.com/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://afr.com']);">Australia Financial Review</a> included it in their list of Best Brainfood of 2011.</p> <p>And last but not least, I wanted to point out <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/11/28/maximizing-shareholder-value-the-dumbest-idea-in-the-world/" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackEvent','outbound-article','http://www.forbes.com']);">this</a> review of<em> Fixing</em>by Steve Denning at Forbes.com. Steve does an oustanding job of articulating the main themes of the book and offers his own thoughtful perspective. It&rsquo;s a great read.</p>
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