Prof. Shlomo Maital – S. Neaman Institute for National Policy Research – Senior Research Fellow
Maital is currently senior research fellow at the S. Neaman Institute, Technion. He was summer Visiting Professor for 20 years in MIT Sloan School of Management’s Management of Technology M.Sc. program, teaching over 1,000 R&D engineers from 40 countries. He is the author co-author or editor of twelve books, including Global Risk/Global Opportunity (SAGE 2010), Innovation Management (SAGE 2007; 2nd edition, 2011; Hebrew edition 2010), Executive Economics (The Free Press), translated into seven languages, and Managing New Product Development & Innovation (Elgar, 2001). He has written guest editorials for Barron’s, and writes a regular column for the Jerusalem Report (fortnightly). His research currently focuses on building creativity muscles — how to exercise your brain daily, to develop new skill and competency in applied innovation. He has completed two marathons (New York, 1985, and Boston, 2007), and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2008 with his son Yochai, and Mt. Kazbek in 2010 with his three sons Yochai Ronen and Noam. For his 70th birthday he did a two-day 70 km hike in the Dead Sea Mountains with his children and grandchildren. His new book The Imagination Elevator (with Arie Ruttenberg) will be published in July 2014 in Chinese.