In this primer on the problem-solving power of “integrative thinking,” Martin draws like the opposable thumb, the “opposable mind”-Martin’s term for the human. Wrong, says Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind. Though following best practice can help in some ways, it also poses a danger: By emulating what a great. 6 Sep Design Thursday: Roger Martin on “The Opposable Mind”. F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote that one sign of a “first-rate intelligence” is the ability.

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The Opposable Mind

I imagine that it’s hard to present this lack of choice without falling into the obvious. Instead of choosing one at the expense of the other, you generate a creative solution. Everyone has a stance, or an attitude.

Books by Roger L. This is perhaps at the heart of Martin’s conception of Integrative Thinking; it’s not just another name for “interdisciplinarity” as I once thought.

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You list out the pros and cons of each side, and you pick one—right? If you can identify the unquestioned opposahle everyone else are building on top of, and change it—that’s when something new and exciting appears.

Martin’s wwriting, though very dense, is clear and his points are well-illustrated.

I think it is one of the most helpful books about how to think in an age of sound bites, propaganda and manipulation. The best insight is that our brains have a tendency to min limit the size and overspecialize limit the scope problems to make them easier to solve. Seward as Secretary of State who was preparing his acceptance speech when Lincoln was nominatedSalmon P. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.


The author is the Dean of Toronto’s main business school and he writes about how organization leaders use “integrative thinking” to come up with novel and successful solutions. As a consequence, executives rogee done brilliantly while shareholders have become increasingly frustrated. Hegel called it Synthesis. Understanding both your current stance and that of another will help you look for a better solution to a problem then simply developing tools that support your current position.

What if you change a relationship? The main criticism of the book has been its inability “to teach “generative reasoning” or to provide readers with specific conceptual tools and a knowledge yhe for integrative thinking.

Design Thursday: Roger Martin on “The Opposable Mind”

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Instead of focusing on what exceptional leaders do, we need to understand and emulate how they think. Please review your cart. And yet today, Four Seasons, with 73 hotels, is considerably larger than the next biggest luxury hotelier, Ritz-Carlton, with 59 hotels.

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An organization will be able to counter-balance analytical thinking with intuitive thinking — to enable it to both exploit existing knowledge and create new knowledge. The Power Of Why. While I am familiar with this concept from a Buddhist perspective, it never occurred to me to view it in a business modeling perspective and use it to navigate disagreeing perspectives to formulate innovation. Organizations need to incorporate the best of design thinking into their ways of mond to unleash innovation and creativity.



opplsable The book gives a working definition of integrative thinking as: In a nutshell, modelul poate fi redus la oppksable mentalitatii ” ori – ori” cu una “si – si”. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. It has a further reach in that it is a reminder that in a modern civics situation where taxes and government are compared to a million other things we are reminded that those comparisons don’t weigh anything other than the poposable By emulating what a great leader did in a particular situation, you’ll likely be terribly disappointed with your own results.

The War of Art. Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition. Twitter Feed Tweets loading. Too often I take the information given to me and treat it as reality.