About This Show
Shiftdisturbers highlights the people, research and ideas that change the way we think about the world. It is the official podcast of the Martin Prosperity Institue, an academic think tank that aims to deepen our understanding of economic prosperity. Housed at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the Institute's mission is to develop new understandings and inform the broader public conversation around shared and sustainable prosperity, an essential piece of democratic capitalism.
Most Recent Episode
Episode #9: What Trump Got Right & What The Dems Got Wrong
Ever since he burst back onto the political scene back in 2015, politicians, pundits and the general populace has been trying to figure out what makes Donald Trump tick. While many claim to understand the motivations of the president, few believed he’d actually win. Not so with Roger Martin. The former Dean of Rotman and our own Institute Director viewed Trump’s primary run through a business lens. By the beginning of 2016, Roger felt so strongly that Trump would clinch the nomination that he not only penned an op-ed about it, he bet a friend $10,000 that it would happen. Given his certaintude, what exactly was it that Roger saw in Trump?
Roger Martin's HBR article on how Trump won
David Frum's cover story from the Atlantic, "How to Build an Autocracy"
Syrian refugees in Canada series from the New York Times
"What's Yours is Mine" by Tom Slee
Music used in this episode:
"Steppin'" by Wake
"The Last Ones" by Jahzzar
"Whispering Through" by Asura