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The Importance of Integrative Thinking

Mon, 2014-06-09 08:57

I can still remember when I got into McGill University as an undergraduate in the Arts program. I couldn’t switch my status from “undeclared” quick enough. I knew what I was going to study—I was going to major in psychology. I had taken an AP Psychology (Advanced Placement) class in Grade 11 and had been itching for more ever since. Over time, many of my peers followed suit. In fact, in my year, for many students, psychology became that major you declared when you really weren’t sure what you wanted to do.

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Canadian startup banks on bugs as ‘the new sushi’

Fri, 2014-06-06 13:14

Mohammed Ashour dreams of a world where gourmet grasshoppers are devoured by urban professionals, where savoury palm weevils are slurped back as delicacies.

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Will An MBA Degree Make You A Good Leader?

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:39

Not necessarily, argues economist Vangelis Tsiligiris, stating that leadership is all about understanding change and nurturing innovation.

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An Eco-friendly Exodus: Heavy Industry in Beijing 环保政策

Fri, 2014-05-23 10:37

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in Asia.

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The Art of War and Business Leadership in China - 孙子兵法

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Leadership Models for China and the Art of War, for the course Business Leadership in China at the Tsinghua SEM.

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The Ubiquitous City – Songdo (송도)

Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Global Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics and Management (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on the “Ubiquitous  City” of Songdo, South Korea, where he was based in early May, 2014 as part of an analysis of Urbanization Trends in Asia.

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Erdos City – 鄂尔多斯市 The “Horde” That Wasn’t

Thu, 2014-04-24 15:11

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in China, for the China Roots Seminar II (Industry & Society) at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

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Dididache 嘀嘀打车 - Hailing the Future, One Cab at a Time

Tue, 2014-04-15 09:40

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on financial innovation in China, in collaboration with Professor Alexander White of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

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Eating Bugs

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:22

Bringing bugs to more plates around the world may be one solution to changing our food supply as the planets population continues to grow.
Jesse Pearlstein and Shobita Soor are McGill MBA students who are in Calgary to pitch this idea.

Watch full interview: CBC, April 9, 2014 

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Herald Food Writer Bugs Out for Dinner

Fri, 2014-04-11 16:21

Between the three of us, a small plate is piled high with the grasshopper bodies.

They have been roasted, salted and flavoured with some spicy chipotle, but they are also clearly identifiable as insects with an exoskeleton and, in the case of many, including the first one I grab, little eyes.

... “Insects are the food of the future,” says Jesse Pearlstein, chief financial officer for the collection of students, known as Aspire Food Group.

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