Roger Martin at the 2014 IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference
Roger Martin’s research and writing is in integrative thinking; business design; strategy; incentives and governance; competitiveness and prosperity; and social innovation, corporate social responsibility, and country competitiveness. He writes extensively and is a regular contributor toHarvard Business Review’s The Conversation blog, the Financial Times’ Judgment Call column, and the Washington Post’s On Leadership blog. He has published eight books, including Playing to Win(with A.G. Lafley) (Harvard Business Review Press [HBRP], 2013), Fixing the Game (HBRP, 2011), The Design of Business (HBRP, 2009), and The Opposable Mind (HBRP, 2007). In addition, he co-editedRotman on Design (with Karen Christensen, Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2013).
In 2013, Roger placed third on the Thinkers50 list, a bi-annual ranking of the most influential global business thinkers, behind only Clay Christensen (The Innovators Dilemma) and Chan Kim (Blue Ocean Strategy). In 2010, he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world byBusinessWeek. In 2010 he was named one of the 27 most influential designers in the world byBusinessWeek, and in 2005, BusinessWeek also named him one of seven “Innovation Gurus.”
He serves on the boards of BlackBerry, The Skoll Foundation, and the Canadian Credit Management Foundation. He is past chair of Tennis Canada and chair of the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress.
A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his AB from Harvard College, with a concentration in economics, in 1979 and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.