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What Does a 'Two-State Solution' Mean?

In light of what is going on the Middle East, and the efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry to restart negotiations to reach a ''two-state'' solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, it is worth briefly summarizing solutions I write about 30 years ago. The efforts of the United States and Europe to bring about a "two-state" solution in the Middle East are incomprehensible. -Article by Reuven Brenner Read full article: Asia Times, September 5, 2013

Published on : 13 Sep 2013

Central Banks and Illusions of Independence

While much attention is now paid to personalities of incoming central bankers, far less attention is paid to debating central banks' mandates in light of the unusual fiscal and financial intermediary roles they have been fulfilling since 2008. The crisis revealed institutional voids that the central banks filled quickly. Such ventures by central banks have been tolerated in the past too: there is nothing new about quantitative easing (QE). The Fed practiced it during the 1940-51 under the Treasury's explicit command, though the technique had no name then.

Published on : 13 Sep 2013

Making Innovation Simply Part of Your Firm - Embedding Innovation Into The DNA Of Your Workplace

According to every company I talk to, innovation is one of the keys to success moving forward. Without exception…. let me know if you can think of an exception. In most great businesses today, the executives need their people to bring outstanding, new ideas to life. However, the key question remains: how? A countless number of researchers and executives have developed their own methods of establishing innovation in the workplace; but is it about having idea-jams and giving lectures to your employees every few months, or rather integrating it as part of daily work flow?

Published on : 12 Sep 2013

Building Bridges Across the Pacific

A C$6.6 million gift from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation creates new student and faculty exchangesbetween McGill and Shantou University in China Last year, more than 800 Chinese students crossed the Pacific to attend McGill, making China the third largest source of international students for the University, behind only the United States and France.  And that number is growing every year; in fact, it has more than doubled since 2007.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2013

The Latest, Quick Motor Evaluation

Myway Plus Corporation (Yokohama-shi, President Osamu Hoshino, MBA Japan'12), an expert in eco-car performance evaluation, has developed a quick test/evaluation equipment for highly efficient hybrid car (HV) motor. The equipment is targeted at Switch Reluctance (SR) motor testing and evaluation, which gives a reduction of 80% testing time. Many leading Japanese automobile companies have decided on this equipment.

Published on : 23 Aug 2013

As English Football Season Starts, Burma’s Gamblers Play the Odds

On a TV above the blue neon-lit bar in Rangoon’s Tamwe Township, the hapless-looking Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger grimaced, sputtering an indiscernible obscenity, his hands resting forlornly on his hips.

Published on : 23 Aug 2013

Top 50 Twitter Profs Include These Canadian B-School Teachers

The top 50 professors on Twitter – so ranked this month by online think tank LDRLB for their 140-character commentaries on research on leadership, innovation and strategy – include six from Canadian business schools.

Published on : 16 Aug 2013

Hult Prize Accelerator Preps Competitors for $1m

The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.

Published on : 15 Aug 2013

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