Andràs Tilcsik

Andràs Tilcsik

Author and Associate Professor of Strategic Management
University of Toronto Rotman School of Management

András Tilcsik is Author and Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management. András is co-author of Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It—a bold and clear-sighted sourcebook for anyone seeking to grasp how systems are prone to failure, and how we can prevent collapses of all sizes before they occur. An Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, he developed and teaches the award-winning course "Catastrophic Failure in Organizations." In his teaching—and throughout Meltdown—he explains the paradox of progress: that as modern society demands more capable systems, they become more complex by necessity.

As one of Canadian Business's Change Agents, András holds the Canada Research Chair in Strategy, Organizations, and Society. In his award-winning MBA course "Catastrophic Failure in Organizations," managers from all sorts of backgrounds study headline-grabbing failures and share their own experiences with everyday breakdowns. He is also chief sociologist of the Creative Destruction Lab, one of the world's fastest-growing start-up accelerators. András' research has been cited in testimonies to committees of the U.S. Congress and covered in media outlets like The New York Times, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Slate, and Freakonomics Radio. He is also one of the world's Top 40 Professors Under 40, and one of thirty management thinkers most likely to shape the future of organizations.