This Month: February

The long Toronto winter is unabating, but February continues our hot streak of activity here at the Martin Prosperity Institute.

Both Roger Martin and Richard Florida continue their respective ongoing research projects and are looking forward to our annual Fellow’s Retreat in New York in March. And Richard remains an active voice in the competition for Amazon’s second North American headquarters both on social media and in traditional media.

Following great conversations with David Frum and Jeffrey Goldberg about their new book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic, as well as Adam Grant who spoke with our own Roger Martin about resiliency and Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, the book he co-authored with Sheryl Sandberg, our Shiftdisturbers speakers series shows no signs of slowing down.

TED co-founder Richard Saul Wurman joins us February 6th to talk about his latest book, Understanding Understanding.

We continue our burgeoning relationship with The New York Times, with “Journalism and the #MeToo Moment.” The event brings together The Times’ Gender editor Jessica Bennett and investigative reporters Emily Steel and Jodi Kantor, who helped break the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. They will be in conversation with Canadian Bureau Chief Catherine Porter.

February 27th brings Eric Liu to Rotman to talk citizen engagement and his new book You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen. And we close out this busy month with Daniel Coyle on February 28th talking about his book, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups.

We hope you can makes some time to join us for some of these events. They are sure to be enlightening.

Thanks for checking in. Until next month…