Episode 16 | Part One: When More is Not Better

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Greg created this podcast for two reasons: Improving the failure rate of entrepreneurs and wealth distribution. While the rich are getting richer faster, the middle- and lower-income families have fallen so far behind it would take generations to recover. But why? This week, Greg is joined by Roger Martin, the author of “When More is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency.” In part one, Roger shares the inspiration for his book, why the rich are getting richer faster but middle-class family have fallen so far behind, and the greatest vulnerabilities the pandemic has exposed.

Roger’s book, “When More is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency” is available wherever books are sold, and to find out more about Roger go to rogerlmartin.com.

About Roger L. Martin:
Roger is Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, where he served as Dean from 1998 to 2013, and as Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute from 2013 to 2019. In 2013, he was named Global Dean of the Year and in 2017, he was named the world’s #1 management thinker. He has published 11 previous books including, most recently, Creating Great Choices with Jennifer Riel; Getting Beyond Better with Sally Osberg; and Playing to Win with A.G. Lafley, which won the award for Best Book of 2012–13 by Thinkers50. He has written 28 Harvard Business Review articles. Martin is a trusted strategy advisor to the CEOs of many global companies and originally hails from Ontario, Canada.