When More is Not Better

Released: October 23, 2020    Length: 60 min

Overview

Join Strategyzer founder Alex Osterwalder and Roger Martin for an intimate conversation about Martin’s new book, WHEN MORE IS NOT BETTER. America’s obsessive pursuit of economic efficiency is driving inequality, making our economy more fragile – both socially and environmentally – and damaging Americans’ faith in capitalism.

They will discuss why we must stop viewing our economy as a machine that can be perfected with increasing levels of efficiency, and instead understand it as a natural system – one that is complex, adaptive, and systemic – more like a rainforest than an oil refinery – and which requires a fundamental balance of efficiency with resilience. They will explore specific actions business leaders and entrepreneurs can take to restore balance – changes to how they run their business, all of which have been tried and tested in other contexts. These aren’t silver bullets by any means, but a handful of guiding business principles that can move our complex adaptive system in a more consistently useful direction.

About The Speakers

Alexander Osterwalder

Alexander Osterwalder

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started. Ranked No. 4 of the Thinkers50 list of the most influent... Read more >

Roger Martin

Roger Martin

Roger Martin is a writer, strategy advisor and in 2017 was named the #1 management thinker in world by Thinkers50. He is also former Dean and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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