Roger Martin is Dean at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He writes extensively on corporate strategy, executive compensation and governance, business design and integrative thinking. His most recent book is The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Press, 2009). Read more on his Web site at

Too many executives are willing to sacrifice the future for the present. Roger Martin on why it's the whole game that matters—not just the the earnings score at the end of the quarters.

Why does the search giant’s stock go down when its performance goes up? Roger Martin on why Google acts like a great company, not a tradable commodity.

A report now says senior execs, including Blankfein, played a "pivotal role" in the mortgage unit accused of defrauding investors. The Daily Beast’s Roger Martin reveals how the charges against the financial giant stemmed from a zero-sum culture that produces precisely nothing besides profits—and how to change the rules.

The president’s shot across the banks’ bow is about much more than reining in excess. Roger Martin on the latest phase in a century-long war over who gets the goodies.

Paying executives in stock, a likely proposed remedy at today’s hearings on the financial meltdown, is just another way for Wall Street to fix the results.