37-39 Brick Street, Piccadilly
London, England W1J 7BX

Rotman School Integrative Thinking Speaker Series

ROGER MARTIN, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Corporate Director, Research in Motion (RIM) and the Thomson Corporation; Author, “The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking” (Harvard Business School Press, 2007)


TADDY BLECHER, President, CIDA City Campus (lives in Johannesburg), founded the first free university in South Africa looking to provide higher education to the poorest black students in the country. As a graduate from Wits University in South Africa, studying actuarial science, Blecher decided to found this first-of-its-kind school and decline high paying job offers in the US and Australia, and move from his comfortable position at Monitor, to give under privileged South African youth the opportunities for higher education. With a “no hand-outs” philosophy, students that attend CIDA City Campus are required to maintain the campus, return to their villages on holidays and teach others, and once they graduate, pay for the university costs of a student coming through the program. 

VICTORIA HALE, Founder and Board Chair, Institute for OneWorld Health (lives in San Francisco) 
designed the first non-profit pharmaceutical company providing affordable and effective medicines for diseases afflicting the poorest parts of the world. The unique business model of iOWH has had Dr. Hale rewarded as a 2006 John D. And Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Executive of the Year by Esquire Magazine, the Economist Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation, just to name a few. Most importantly, Dr.Hale and the iOWH have made available the necessary medicines and treatment to the poorest people in the world.

5:00-5:30 attendees arrive

5:30 sharp-7:00 lecture, discussion and questions and answers

7:00-8:00 reception (host bar – Canadian wine, beer)

Registration Fee: £15.99 ($31.40 CAD) per person. Fee includes one copy of The Opposable Mind and reception. 

Pre-register online.

Additional first-edition copies of The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) by Prof. Roger Martin will be available for sale at the event.

Dress Code: business dress

Official Website: https://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/events/index.htm

Added by Debra Z on March 20, 2008


Debra Z

Just heard about this today 20 March, but I was able to register, so space still available.