I have advanced copies of two books that I’m going to read this weekend. One is by Roger Martin, the dean of the Rotman School of Management and a leading thinker in the innovation field—The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking, by Harvard Business Press.
The two books set my agenda for the rest of 07. First, to explain Design Thinking (Integrative Thinking) to the private and public managerial class of the world. Second, to open a dialogue on who will be the Best Innovation President for 08 (a non-ideological discussion please). Kao is an innovation advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton. Do other candidates have innovation advisors?
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