Roger Martin

Advisor, B-school Dean, Board Member


Roger Martin is a recovering strategy consultant turned business school Dean. His passion is exploring mysteries related to the ways we think about or model our world. He's looked, for example, for common patterns in the way successful leaders tackle difficult 'either/or' dilemmas. He's explored how it is that corporations drive out innovation - even as they desperately seek it. And most recently, he's examined the way in which theories that are meant to help corporations achieve financial goals and make shareholders rich actually produce the opposite. In each of his books, he attempts to understand a particular way in which our thinking can get in our own way, and provide specific advice for addressing that challenge.