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Rotman faculty named among the top ten management gurus in the world

November 15, 2011

TORONTO, ON – Two mem­bers of the fac­ul­ty at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment were named to the list of the top fifty man­age­ment thinkers in the world at an awards cer­e­mo­ny held on Lon­don on Mon­day. Dean Roger Mar­tin placed sixth on the list while Adjunct Pro­fes­sor Don Tap­scott came in at ninth. Mar­tin was cit­ed for  being a “cham­pi­on of Inte­gra­tive Think­ing”, as well as for his lat­est book, Fix­ing the Game, which rails against the wrong­head­ed decou­pling of the “real” mar­ket (the busi­ness of design­ing, mak­ing and sell­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices) from the “expec­ta­tions” mar­ket (the busi­ness of trad­ing stocks, options and com­plex deriv­a­tives).

The Thinkers50 is a bi-annu­al rank­ing of glob­al busi­ness thinkers, devel­oped and owned by Des Dearlove and Stu­art Crain­er. Com­ing in at num­ber one, for the first time, was Har­vard Busi­ness School’s Clay­ton Chris­tensen. The rank­ing is based on vot­ing at the Thinkers50 web­site, fol­lowed by input from a pan­el of advis­ers.

The Thinkers50 2011 advis­ers drawn from Amer­i­ca, Asia, the Mid­dle East and Europe are:  Mohi Ahmed, Cor­po­rate Brand Office, Fujit­su; Mary Glenn, Asso­ciate Pub­lish­er, Busi­ness & Finance, McGraw Hill; San­ti­a­go Iniguez, Dean, IE Busi­ness School; Kevin Kel­ly, CEO, Hei­drick & Strug­gles; Josh Macht, Group Pub­lish­er, Har­vard Busi­ness Review Group; Steve Mostyn, Asso­ciate Fel­low, Saïd Busi­ness School, at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford; Dr Ali Qas­sim Al Lawati of Abu Dhabi’s Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment; and Richard Stagg, Edi­to­r­i­al Direc­tor of Finan­cial Times Pren­tice Hall.

The Thinkers50 has ten estab­lished cri­te­ria by which thinkers are eval­u­at­ed — orig­i­nal­i­ty of ideas; prac­ti­cal­i­ty of ideas; pre­sen­ta­tion style; writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion; loy­al­ty of fol­low­ers; busi­ness sense; inter­na­tion­al out­look; rig­or of research; impact of ideas and the elu­sive guru fac­tor.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the awards is online at

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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