In his best-known book - The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking he argues that we should study the thought processes of exceptional leaders in order to develop ways of solving complex problems. In his next book, The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage Martin suggests that organizations adopt an approach which is less analytical and closer to that used in the design process.
Martin has gone on to look at capitalism itself in Fixing the Game, Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn From the NFL, asking whether successive crashes and ethical lapses can be corrected by rewarding real results rather than share prices. He argues that CEOs need to re-connect with reality rather than simply trying to maximize shareholder value.
Martin has shared his expertise with the CEOs of leading global corporations and he writes regular columns and blogs for The Washington Post and The Financial Times. He is also a regular columnist for Business Week Online's Innovation and Design Channel. He is Director of the AIC Institute for Corporate Citizenship, sits on the boards of Thomson Reuters Corporation and Research in Motion and is chair of Tennis Canada.
Roger Martin speaks with huge conviction - delivering his sometimes controversial and hard-hitting theories with charm and wit.
Testimonial for Fixing the Game: "Fixing the Game is a passionate, timely, and incisive look at how todays capitalist system, with its commitment to shareholder value, is leading to bubbles and crashes. He presents some tough-minded solutions." - The Globe and Mail
Testimonial for Fixing the Game: "American capitalism hangs in the balance, writes Martin. His book gives a clear explanation as to why this is so and what should be done to save it. Brilliant new book." - Forbes.com
Testimonial for Fixing the Game: "His conclusions have a global relevance" - Financial Times