Second time will likely be a charm for Lowe’sCos. in its attempt to acquire Quebec’s Rona Inc.
The fact both boards agreed to the C$3.2 billion ($2.3 billion) offer, along with Lowe’s commitment to preserve head-office jobs and maintain supply agreements, will likely seal the deal. Political conditions in Canada’s second-most populous province also favor the acquisition after helping to scupper a hostile offer in 2012.
I have been blessed. Don't think that I don't recognize it. I do. I'm still insanely driven and hyper-entrepreneurial, so I'm not always satisfied, but I am grateful. I get to spend a lot of time with people that many business leaders would spend fortunes to connect with. Over the years, I've done my best to give back as well. Nothing is more fulfilling than speaking to students who are interested in business, innovation, technology and marketing. I happen to live in the same city as McGill University.
Someone with a healthy streak for mischief must have come up with the idea to rename the airport on Toronto Island after Billy Bishop.
The 2009 decision to link the legendary First World War flying ace to the airport was meant to be a feel-good story: Bishop once ran a flight service for wealthy Torontonians from the island to Ontario cottage country, and the new name was a popular choice.
The CEO of a major multinational recently shared with me that, as an introverted leader, he had to put on his “game face” whenever he left his floor. He’d realised that as a CEO of a big company, you need to act like, at times, as an extrovert. After studying introverts and extroverts in the C-Suite, I have come to the conclusion that extroverts, like myself, must also put on this “game face” and occasionally act like an introvert in order to be more effective leaders.
...Professor Karl Moore is from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University talks with his former colleague from McGill who is now at INSEAD, Mark Mortensen.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, 20 January, 2016
NewLeaf Travel will not be taking off next month. The airline says it’s suspending operations and refunding ticket sales as the Canadian Transportation Agency reviews its aviation licence.
...McGill Professor Karl Moore has offered consulting advice to several airlines including British Airways and feels this is just a speedbump.
Read full article: News 1130, January 18, 2016
John Wood: ‘I had to get out of Microsoft and make education for the world’s poorest children my job’
Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, a global non-profit organization that promotes literacy and gender equality in education.
Read full article: Financial Post, January 19, 2016
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, talks with Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, January 13, 2016
Watch full video: The Globe and Mail, January 13, 2016
There are plenty of ways to define a good boss. And just what that really means has changed dramatically in the last generation.
...Workplaces with a long history of male workers getting more regularly promoted will have the most difficulty changing, said Karl Moore, associate professor of strategy and organisation at Desautels, the business school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Read full article: Canadian Business, January 5, 2016
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Sydney Finkelstein, a Canadian who is at the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2015
Watch full videao: The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2015