Merging the Academic and the Practical
He's a poet, philosopher, and management guru, but, most of all, Mihnea Moldoveanu is an
entrepreneur of ideas. This engineer/scholar juggles
his roles as chief technology officer of Redline
Communications Inc., a WiMax wireless equipment
manufacturer he founded, and professor at the
Rotman School of Management, University of
Toronto. When he isn't dreaming up new
technology, the 40-year-old is a prime influence in
the Rotman School's move toward integrative
Entrepreneur carves niches in two worlds
Since he was a child, Romanian-born professor Mihnea Moldoveanu has sought to examine the world and its great thinkers. But success came to him as the founder of technology company, Redline Communications, and the director of the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking, because he isn't content to simply think and examine - action must follow...
Some call him an enigma, others refer to him affectionately as 'crazy Mihnea,' (pronounced Mi-KH-naea), but [Rotman Dean Roger] Martin calls the 39-year-old his most important thinking partner. "Academia is all about standing on the shoulders of Giants," says Martin. "He points to the giants' shoulders and says, 'if you stand here, and take these things that they've thought about, you can probably see further.' He helps enormously ground what I'm thinking about in the academic traditions...
Associate Dean, Full Time MBA Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Director, Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking, Rotman School of Management
Desautels Professor of Integrative Thinking,
Rotman School of Management
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Redline Communications Group, Inc.