Chapter One - Choices, Conflict, and the Creative Spark: The Problem-Solving Power of Integrative Thinking Chapter Two - No Stomach for Second-Best: How Integrative Thinkers Move Beyond Trade-offs Chapter Three - Reality, Resistance, and Resolution: How Integrative Thinkers Keep Their Options Open Chapter Four - Dancing Through Complexity: Shaping Resolutions by Resisting Simplification Chapter Five - Mapping the Mind: How Thought Circulates Chapter Six - The Construction Project: Imagining Reality Chapter Seven - A Leap of the Mind: How Integrative Thinkers Connect the Dots Chapter Eight - A Wealth of Experience: Using the Past, Inventing the Future
Roger Martin is Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Martin is the author of The Responsibility Virus (2002 Basic Books) plus many articles in leading business publications including HBR, Business Week, Barron's, and Fast Company. In this book, Martin's focus is on business leaders from a wide range of global companies including Proctor & Gamble, the Four Seasons hotels, Red Hat Software, and Infosys.
"Martin makes a compelling argument for a paradoxical approach to problem-solving." -- BusinessWeek, November 26, 2007 "...compelling...the thesis that fresh thought processes are required to deal with the world s contradictions and complexities rings true." -- The Financial Times, December 19, 2007