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Winter 2007

Winter 2007

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The Magazine of the Rotman School of Management
Winter 2007
Designing the Thinkerof the Future
Also,Jeanne Liedtka,Russell Ackoff,and The Endof Exponential Growth
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Rotman Magazine Winter 2007
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Rotman Magazine Winter 2007
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Contents
Winter 2007Features
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Designing the Thinker of the Future
Yesterday’s approaches to problem solving are incapable of solving tomorrow’s problems.The
high-value decision maker of the future will be characterized by a capacity for Integrative Thinking.
By Roger Martin and Mihnea Moldoveanu
10
Thought Leader Interview:Janice Gross Stein
The renowned conflict management expert discusses why the UN is not equipped to solve theworld’s problems,and why she is optimistic about our collective future.
By Karen Christensen
14
Peripheral Vision:Detecting Weak Signals That Can Make or Break your Company
Wharton Professor George Day discusses the importance of developing periphery-scanningcapabilities to deal with an increasingly complex world.
By Karen Christensen
18
The End of Exponential Growth:Why (Real) Growth May End Soon
Manydrivers of growth are showingsignsofsaturation;andthat’snot necessarily
 bad news, because a continuation of recent growth would exceed the earth’s ability to support humancivilization.
By Robert Ayres
24
Time for Design
Cities,systems,structures,and strategies all face the same need to combineexpertise,insight,engagement,and adaptation.It’s high time to confront thetensions of design.
By Jeanne Liedtka and Henry Mintzberg
32
The Mega-Community Manifesto
Together,public,private and civil leaders must face the problems that nonecan solve alone.
By Mark Gerencser,Fernando Napolitano and ReginaldVan Lee
40
Neuroeconomics
‘Neuroeconomics’uses knowledge about brain mechanisms to inform
economic theory,opening up the ‘black box’of the brain,much as
organizational economics opened up the theory of the firm.
By George Lowenstein,Colin Camerer and Drazen Prelec
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The Evolution of Harassment in the Workplace
A subtle form of harassment has emerged in some modern workplaces that creates a hostileenvironment for women who don’t adhere to ‘gender ideals’.
By Jennifer Berdahl 
52
The China Rip Tide:Threat or Opportunity?
Focusing on reducing time and variability in the China-anchored supply chains serving North Americaand Europe can help companies build competitive advantage.
By George Stalk Jr.and Kevin Waddell 
60
Enterprise 2.0:The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration
‘Enterprise 2.0’technologies have the potential to usher in a new era by making both the practicesof knowledge work and its outputs more visible within an organization.
By Andrew McAfee
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Bank Reform in China:What it Means for the World
Bank reform presents a unique and crucial challenge within China’s ambitious economic transitionfrom central planning to a market economy.
By Donald Brean

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