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Rotman events to look forward to in early 2020

December 17, 2019

In the new year, get ready to learn about why math is the key to a better world, the steps towards a feminist city, some of the most devious investment scams in history, how lean thinking could transform your office, and the talent revolution.

For a complete list of upcoming events, see our events page.

Check out these five upcoming Rotman events:

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John Mighton on "All Things Being Equal: Why Math Is the Key to a Better World"

Monday, January 20, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

For two decades, John Mighton, best-selling author and the founder of JUMP Math, has developed strategies for fostering intellectual potential in all children through math. In his new book, All Things Being Equal (Knopf Canada, Jan. 7, 2020), Mighton explains how learning math is an ideal starting point to break down social inequality and empower individuals to build a smarter, kinder, more equitable world.

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Experts Discuss "Towards a Feminist City (II): Gender and Diversity in the City Building Industry"

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

In a panel discussion moderated by Matti Siemiatycki (director, School of Cities), Taya Cook (development director, Urban Capital Property Group), Shirley Hoy (senior advisor, StrategyCorp), and Abigail Moriah (co-founder, The Mentoring Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour) explore questions of gender and diversity in the city building industry. These experts discuss approaches to increase diversity in the sector and the ways in which women in leadership roles are reshaping industry practices and project outcomes. Professor Sarah Kaplan (director, Institute for Gender and the Economy) will make opening remarks.

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Mo Lidsky on "Selling Snake Oil: Investment Lessons from the World's Greatest Frauds"

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Mo Lidsky’s new book, Selling Snake Oil (Gatekeeper Press, 2019), looks back at the most innovative and astonishing investment frauds to date. Lidsky, who is the chief executive officer of Prime Quadrant, not only details the ingenuity of history's most effective swindlers, but offers readers sound advice on how to ward off the charlatans of the future.

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Ken Eakin on "Office Lean: Understanding and Implementing Flow in a Professional and Administrative Environment"

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Ken Eakin’s newest book, Office Lean (Routledge/Productivity Press, 2019) explains how lean thinking can be effectively applied to complex office-based work environments. Eakin, who is a senior advisor in operational excellence at Export Development Canada, explains the core concepts of the lean philosophy with relevant, practical, real-world examples from the fields of accounting, finance, insurance, IT, HR and government.

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Lisa Taylor on "The Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work"

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Lisa Taylor’s new book, The Talent Revolution (Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2019), is the definitive guide to maximizing workforce value. Taylor, who is the president of Challenge Factory, describes new models, debunks commonly held myths about older workers, demolishes justifications for traditional structures and attitudes, and builds the case for a reset that will help smart companies profit from their intergenerational workforce.

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