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 #14 10 Years of MPI
This episode celebrates MPI's 10th anniversary and features a sit-down conversation with Institute director Roger Martin and Director of Cities Richard Florida.
In the mid-2000s, Joseph Rotman came to then dean Roger Martin, offering Roger the financial support needed to build his own think tank. Excited by the opportunity, Roger immediately called up Richard Florida, someone he’d wanted to work with for some time. Forces beyond his control had stymied Roger’s attempts to bring Richard to Toronto in the early 2000s. But, with this new opportunity, Richard was once again top-of-mind.
Music featured in this episode: "The Window" and "Woop Groove" by Podinton Bear; "Steppin" by Wake.