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A Quick Glance at My MBA Internship

My name is Mo Sedki and I’m an MBA Management Consulting intern with Accenture, based in the Calgary office. When I started the MBA program at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, I knew that I wanted to kick off my career in Management Consulting. I, however, had never worked as a consultant and had no prior experience working for a global company. So, when I was offered the opportunity to join Accenture in Calgary for 12 weeks, I was more than stoked!

Published on : 14 Aug 2013

Crude Oil Shipments from the US to Canada

Professor Vedat Verter talks to CHQR News Talk 770 Radio about crude oil shipments from the US to Canada. Listen to full interview (select August 12, 2013 - 10:00 am, scroll to minute 35:00): CHQR News Talk 770 Radio, August 12, 2013

Published on : 14 Aug 2013

The Paradox of Patent Assertion Entities

In March 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition, its antitrust policy review of the patent marketplace in which it unveiled the term “patent assertion entities” (PAEs) as a substitute for the derisive term “patent trolls.”

Published on : 14 Aug 2013

Transport des marchandises dangereuses - Le silence radioactif d'Ottawa

La catastrophe de Lac-Mégantic a ravivé les inquiétudes liées au projet canado-américain de transport d'uranium sous forme liquide. Devant les craintes soulevées, le gouvernement Harper réplique que l'entente vise à " réduire la menace que pose le terrorisme international". Mais il ne dit mot des conséquences possibles, un silence radioactif qui ne rassure pas les experts, étant donné les carences de Transports Canada en matière de transport des marchandises dangereuses.

Published on : 14 Aug 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Leaders Need to Set a Clear Direction, says CN’s Mongeau

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Claude Mongeau (MBA'88), CEO of CN. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, August 13, 2013

Published on : 14 Aug 2013

Run For The Hills: They Want To Send You On A Management Training Course!

Phil and I remember being younger managers in large multinationals (IBM for me) back in the 90′s, and in my case, the 80′s. We were sent to a variety of short training courses, and we honestly can’t say that we remember anything they tried to teach us. Except for one lesson. In fact, it was so powerful that we never forgot it. In many ways, you can say it shaped much of Phil’s career and eventually led both of us to work with Professor Henry Mintzberg in management development.

Published on : 08 Aug 2013

The Status of mHealth in the Hospital Setting

So we’re all going to have mHealth, it seems. A major March 2012 report by consultancy PwC and representatives of the global mobile operator industry predicted the worldwide mhealth market is expected to reach $23 billion (EUR 18 billion approximately) by 2017, with Europe the biggest sector ahead of Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, one supplier estimated to us that there are at least 12,000 ‘health’ mobile apps on the Apple iTunes store already.

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

Pipeline in Quebec

Professor in the Desautel Faculty Management Program at McGill University Karl Moore tells us about some of the problems an eastbound oil pipeline might face in Quebec. Listen to full interview: CBC, August 2, 2013

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

Restoring a Real Middle Class

In an interview last week, President Barack Obama correctly emphasized both that "upside mobility was part and parcel of who we were as Americans" and also that such mobility has been "eroding over the last 20, 30 years, well before the financial crisis". The question is: What can Washington do to remedy the situation? -Article by Reuven Brenner

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

Newsmaker: Attention for Designers

Professor Elliot Lifson talks to CTV about Montreal's surprisingly vibrant fashion and design sector. Watch full interview: CTV News, August 1, 2013

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Like People, Organizations Have Emotional Ups and Downs

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Neal Ashkanasy, a professor from Australia’s University of Queensland. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, July 31, 2013

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

Emergency Directives for Rail: Is It Enough?

Professor Vedat Verter analyzes the latest instructions from Transport Canada. Watch full interview: CTV News, July 30, 2013

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

Point chaud - «Les vrais héros, ce ne sont pas des gens comme moi»

On a tort de considérer comme des héros les médecins qui travaillent en zones de conflits, estime la nouvelle dirigeante de Médecins sans frontières (MSF), la Québécoise Joanne Liu, de l’hôpital Sainte-Justine. Le véritable courage est ailleurs, selon elle, mais il ne nous intéresse pas assez. La médecin de 48 ans réprime une pointe d’exaspération quand on lui demande pourquoi elle a dû dormir bottes aux pieds dans le Nord-Kivu. Elle avait peur des cambrioleurs et gardait près d’elle un baluchon pour pouvoir s’enfuir rapidement.

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

When A Work Environment Is Too Positive

One of the biggest growth areas in research in management is the role of emotions at work. When I was working at IBM in the 1980s, if anyone got emotional during a meeting, we’d stop the meeting and have coffee, until everyone calmed down. This seemed to happen whenever emotion “reared its’ugly head”. Of course, there was plenty of emotion back then, but we undervalued it. Analysis was sovereign. Things are different today.

Published on : 02 Aug 2013

A Management Approach to Healthcare

The demands in today’s healthcare environment require those clinically prepared to have managerial and leadership skills that are not learned in traditional training. The delivery of healthcare services is ever more complex, interactive and team-oriented. A thorough understanding of the whole field and all aspects of delivery are critical to contain costs and errors as well as to improve patient outcomes.

Published on : 02 Aug 2013