Mihnea Moldoveanu is the Desautels Professor of Integrative Thinking, Professor of Economic Analysis and the Founding Director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking and of the Mind Brain Behaviour Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is the author of over 100 papers, many of which have been published in leading academic journals in three separate disciplines (Psychological Review, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review) –as well as leading practitioner-oriented journals (Harvard Business Review and the European Business Review, Rotman Management Magazine.)
He is the author of seven books: Master Passions (MIT Press, 2002, with Nitin Nohria), The Future of the MBA (Oxford University Press, 2008, with Roger Martin), Diaminds: Decoding the Mental Habits of Successful Thinkers (with Roger Martin, University of Toronto Press, 2010), Inside Man (Stanford University Press, 2011), Epinets: The Epistemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks (Stanford University Press, 2014; with Joel Baum), The Design of Insight (Stanford University Press, 2015, with Olivier Leclerc) and the Future of Executive Development (Stanford University Press, 2022, with Das Narayandas).
He is the founder and academic director of the two fastest-growing educational programs at the Rotman School, the Self-Development Laboratory and the Joe Weider Foundation Leadership Development Laboratory, both of which apply state of the art learning science to the development high-demand skills for executives. He is also the Founder and Director of RotmanX, the Rotman School’s personalized, online learning vehicle, which he started during his tenure as the University of Toronto’s first Vice-Dean of Learning, Innovation and Executive programs at the Rotman School of Management.
Moldoveanu has had a parallel career as a high technology entrepreneur and executive, as Founder, CEO and CTO of Hefaistos, Inc. – a designer and manufacturer of ADSL modems, and the developer of the first soft-ADSL modem worldwide; and as Founder, CEO and CTO of Redline Communications, Inc. (Markham, Ontario; IPO: London, 2006; Toronto, 2007: TSX:RDL) manufacturer of fourth generation broadband wireless systems for public and private networks, and a world-leading supplier of high reliability-high bandwidth networks to oilfield and energy companies, founder and CEO of of Radian Networks, Ltd., a developer of critical skill development platforms for the higher education space; and founder of Figaro Analytics, Ltd. – a machine-learning-analytics-based platform for coaching executives and managers on relational and communicative skills.
He has been a member of corporate boards both private (Hefaistos, Inc. ) and public (Redline Communications, Inc.), of not for profit boards (University of Toronto Innovations Foundation, Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Desautels Centre), academic oversight boards (Masters Programs and Executive Committees of the Rotman School).
He has been Senior Advisor to McKinsey&Co. (2008-12) and the Boston Consulting Group (2012-present).
Moldoveanu was elected one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2008, for his contributions to academia and business.
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