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Creative Strategy: Using Strategic Intuition to Solve Complex Challenges

William R. Duggan
William R. Duggan, Co-Faculty Director
Senior Lecturer in Business
William Duggan is the world’s leading authority on “strategic intuition” – the flashes of insight that create new ideas. He is the author of two key books on the subject: Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement (2007); and Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation (2012). In 2007, Strategy+Business magazine named Strategic Intuition the Best Strategy Book of the Year. Duggan is the author of three previous books, as well, and has twenty years of experience as a strategy advisor and consultant. He has BA, MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University. Duggan teaches strategic intuition in three venues at Columbia Business School: MBA and Executive MBA courses, and Executive Education sessions. In 2013, he won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He has given talks and workshops on strategic intuition to thousands of executives from companies around the world.
Amy Murphy
Amy Murphy, Co-Faculty Director
Director (Principal) at Strategy&

Amy Murphy is a director at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company, now part of the PwC network) and has been with the firm since 2012. She advises clients on the topics of innovation, strategy, and capability development. Amy received her Bachelor in Architecture from Cornell University and MBA from Columbia Business School. She designed the Strategic Intuition Consulting Lab while attending Columbia Business School to enable students to work on real projects using the innovation methods from Professor Bill Duggan’s book Strategic Intuition. Amy went on to teach this course after graduation as an adjunct professor and further developed Strategic Intuition as an innovation methodology by applying this approach at Booz & Company with clients across industries (from Healthcare to CPG Manufacturers). Amy is a registered architect in New York State, co-faculty director at Columbia Business School Executive Education, and forthcoming co-author with Bill Duggan of the book The Art of Ideas (Columbia Business School Publishing).


Globalization: Strategies for Your Enterprise

Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor Co-Chair, Columbia University Committee on Global Thought; Co-Director, SDEV PhD Program
Joseph E. Stiglitz holds chaired professorships within Columbia University at Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics, and the School of International and Public Affairs. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2008 he was asked by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to chair the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, which released its final report in September 2009. In 2009 he was appointed by the president of the United Nations General Assembly as chair of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Financial and Monetary System, which also released its report in September 2009.

Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, the economics of information, exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard, which have now become standard tools not only of theorists, but of policy analysts. Recognized around the world as a leading economic educator, he has written textbooks that have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His most recent book is The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, published in 2015.

Bruce Greenwald
Bruce C. Greenwald
Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management
Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing
Professor Bruce C. Greenwald holds the Robert Heilbrunn Professorship of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School and is the academic Director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing. Described by the New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.

Greenwald has been recognized for his outstanding teaching abilities. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award, which honors the best of Columbia’s teachers for maintaining the University’s long-standing reputation for educational excellence. His classes are consistently oversubscribed, with more than 650 students taking his courses every year in subjects such as Value Investing, Economics of Strategic Behavior, Globalization of Markets, and Strategic Management of Media.


Introduction to Digital Media: Understanding Platforms and Content

Miklos Sarvary
Miklos Sarvary, Faculty Director
Carson Family Professor of Business
Faculty Director of the Media Program
Miklos Sarvary’s expertise focuses on information marketing and media. He has used his research and experience to consult with such global companies as IBM, INTEL, Nokia, Alcatel, Samsung, Pearson, McKinsey & Co., Dun & Bradstreet, and PwC. He also has extensive experience in teaching executive courses. Before joining Columbia, he was the deputy dean for executive development programs at INSEAD, after having served as faculty at Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Sarvary’s early career began at IBM.

Sarvary is member of the editorial boards of Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, the International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the Journal of Interactive Marketing. His most recent book is Gurus and Oracles: The Marketing of Information (2012).


Leader as Coach: Coaching as a Leadership Approach, Mindset, and Process

Hylke Faber
Hylke Faber, Program Director
Founder of Constancee and CEO of the Growth Leaders Network
Author of Taming Your Crocodiles: Unlearn Fear & Become A True Leader

Hylke supports leaders and top teams of Fortune 500 companies to increase awareness of and build skill in behaviors, mindsets and team dynamics that help their effectiveness and fulfillment. In addition to working with organizations, he also leads the Growth Leaders Network, a community of leaders committed to self-growth and selfless service. In 2014, Hylke founded Constancee, Inc., a company dedicated to culture, team, and leadership transformation. Before that, he co-founded Co-Creation Partners and worked at Axialent, both culture and leadership development companies. Hylke has an M.A in Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a B.B.A from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands where he grew up.

Joel Brockner
Joel Brockner
Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in “sunk cost” situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.


Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship

Rita Mcgrath
Rita McGrath, Faculty Director
Associate Professor of Management
Faculty Member, Executive Education
Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth. Her work and ideas help CEO’s and senior executives succeed in rapidly changing and volatile environments, and she is valued for her rare ability to connect research to business problems. Recognized as one of the top 10 management thinkers by global management award Thinkers50 in 2013 and winning the award for outstanding achievement in the strategy category, McGrath speaks regularly at corporate events, such as the Microsoft CEO Summit and the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. She appears regularly on television and radio and is often cited in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and Businessweek, Inc. and has published several articles in the Harvard Business Review. McGrath is the co-author of three books in addition to her latest book, The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast As Your Business (Harvard Business Review Press).

She has also been named one of the top ten business school professors to follow on Twitter, and was named one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company magazine. In 2009, she was inducted as a fellow of the Strategic Management Society, an honor given to those who have had a significant impact on the field.

Prior to life in academia, McGrath was an IT director, worked in the political arena and founded two startups.


Institute for Personal Leadership

Hitendra Wadhwa
Hitendra Wadhwa
Professor of Professional Practice in Marketing
Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL). He teaches Columbia’s most popular MBA leadership class on Personal Leadership & Success. He also teaches MBA and Executive Education programs on Driving Strategic Impact and Leading from the Inside Out, and has received the 2015 Executive-MBA Commitment to Excellence Award, the 2012 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2008 Columbia Marketing Association Award for the Most Dynamic and Engaging Professor.
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