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World’s second richest man calls for three-day working week

Carlos Slim’s proposal that we work a three-day week sounds crazy. But many, in 1922, thought Henry Ford crazy when he announced that his staff would work a five-day week.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Christine Décarie, la spécialiste de Québec inc.

Depuis qu'elle a amorcé sa carrière de gestionnaire de portefeuille en 1990, Christine Décarie s'est rapidement imposée comme la grande spécialiste des titres de sociétés québécoises.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Loss of 1,800 Bombardier jobs painful but is positive for company: analysts

The restructuring at Montreal-based Bombardier Inc., as painful as it is with the loss of another 1,800 jobs, actually is a positive development for the aerospace company, analysts say.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Career Moves: Scripps Networks Interactive Appoints Sameer Deen Senior VP

Scripps Networks Interactive, a Knoxville, Tenn.-based provider of lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for TV and the Web, has appointed Sameer Deen senior VP, multi-platform distribution and strategy.

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Combine hard and soft data

We tend to admire leaders who proclaim, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” But what if that’s not necessarily true? ... — Adapted from Simply Managing, Henry Mintzberg, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.Read full aticle: Business Management

Published on : 31 Jul 2014

Meet a COP-GOV: Bernard Truong

Bernard Truong: COP-GOV, Chief Advisor, Governance - Centre of Expertise - Operations Strategic Alliances, National Bank of Canada P: What steered you towards the COP-GOV certification?

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

East meets West at Desautels

This month, 25 business students from China’s Shantou University are getting a taste of life at McGill and Montreal through the Desautels Faculty of Management’s International Summer Program.

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Transcript: Have you reached your ‘best before’ date as a manager?

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, talking management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to a colleague in Australia from the University of Queensland, Neal Ashkanasy.Read full article: The Globe and Mail

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Gowlings : les stagiaires prennent la pose!

« On fait du droit mais on sait rire et être relax ! » : c’est en substance le message qu’a voulu passer le cabinet Gowlingsavec ce projet marketing pas très ordinaire.

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Going Off on Your Own (or Not): MBA Electives in Entrepreneurship

From Richard Branson to Steve Jobs, entrepreneurs might be considered the defining business leaders of this generation. ... “When they come into the class, 90 percent of them don't know what they're going to do,” says Alex Kalil, who teaches on two entrepreneurship courses at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management. Read full article: Find MBA

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Study: Lots of suspicious trading, but not many convictions

According to a new study, insider trading often occurs during merger and acquisitions and is rarely punished. BNN takes a closer look with one of the report's co-authors, Patrick Augustin, Assistant Professor of Finance, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. Watch full video: Business News Network

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Electrolux closes Montreal area plant, leaving thousands unemployed

After years of waiting, more than a thousand Electrolux employees are out of a job after the company wound down operations Wednesday. ... Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill Faculty of Management, says businesses are under more pressure than ever to make the most money possible for shareholders.Read full article: CTV News Montreal

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Arnold Steinberg looks back fondly on his time as McGill’s ‘chai’ chancellor

As McGill University’s first Jewish chancellor, it is probably appropriate that Arnold Steinberg is “kvelling” about the amazing students who have built the McGill brand by spreading the gospel about the Harvard of the North and wowing the world with the expertise McGill instilled in them.

Published on : 24 Jul 2014

Lettre Ouverte aux Investisseurs Irresponsables

J’ai toujours considéré l’investissement et la Bourse comme l’une des activités humaines parmi les plus stimulantes qui soient. ... Comme le dit l’économiste canadien Reuven Brenner, le progrès économique et social repose d’abord et avant tout sur notre capacité à marier le talent et le capital.Read full article: Orientation Finance

Published on : 17 Jul 2014