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Professor Mintzberg is an internationally renowned academic and prolific author on management and strategy, with more than 160 articles and 17 books to his name. He has won two McKinsey Prizes for top articles in the Harvard Business Review. His Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning won the book of the year award at the Academy of Management.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill (1961), he worked in Operational Research at the Canadian National Railways and then earned a masters (1963) and doctorate (1968) at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has been at McGill University since then, with stints at other universities in the U.S., France, and England. In 1997, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has also been awarded 18 honorary degrees around the world. Henry continues to devote himself to writing and research, and now does a weekly TWOG (tweet2blog), “from pithy pronouncements in a line or 2 to provocative fun in a page or 2.”