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How Edward Rogers got involved amid Guy Laurence's ouster

Rogers Communications Deputy Chairman Edward Rogers is making his presence felt at the company bearing his family name, after the ousting of Guy Laurence. “You can’t have a company of Rogers’ size moving forward in a competitive marketplace without existing leadership filling the void,” management expert Karl Moore, a professor at McGill University, told BNN in an interview. "You’re not just going to keep the chair warm for that length of time."

Published on : 27 Oct 2016

3D Signatures Inc. Introduces Business Advisory Board and Celebrates Recent Listing by Opening Toronto Stock Exchange November 2

3D Signatures Inc. is pleased to introduce the following internationally renowned senior biotech executives as members of the Company's Business Advisory Board. Mr. Goodman was formerly a consultant with Bain & Company and also worked in brand management for Procter & Gamble. Mr. Goodman holds a B.A. from McGill University (Great Distinction) and the London School of Economics (1st Class Honours). Additionally, he holds an LL.B. and an M.B.A. from McGill University.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2016

How To Survive As A Young Female Entrepreneur When Building A Technology Business

To my fellow and aspiring young female entrepreneurs – I sometimes think that the closest feeling that you could possibly equate to starting your business is the same as if you were having a baby. ...I started my business while I was in my second year at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, and trust me, managing my time wasn’t easy. Read full article: I Am New Generation, October 26, 2016 

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Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Why Canadian MBA programs want to attract more international students

Gabriel Werkhaizer may have managed multi­million-dollar budgets in his hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, but it was only this year that he learned how to say some financial words in English, such as “accruals.” The 30-year-old moved to Montreal last year with his wife and two-year-old daughter to earn his MBA degree at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Éric Marceau nommé vice-président et chef des services financiers chez Groupe V Média

Éric Marceau est nommé au poste de vice-président et chef des services financiers chez Groupe V Média. À ce titre, il assumera un rôle stratégique dans la gestion globale et du plan d’affaires de l’entreprise. Plus concrètement, il aura la responsabilité de planifier et de mettre en œuvre la gestion et le contrôle de toutes les activités financières liées à l’entreprise, la planification stratégique et les dossiers de fusions et acquisitions.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Honorary Degree - Joey Adler

Canadian fashion visionary Joelle (“Joey”) Adler is the former President and CEO of Diesel Canada Inc. An innovative entrepreneur and humanitarian, she is the driving force behind ONEXONE (One by One), a charitable foundation dedicated to reinventing the business of philanthropy.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Musings on management

Written by Henry Mintzberg  Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense. At least, the hype about management lacks common sense, as does too much of the practice. I should really say im-practice, because the problems grow out of the disconnection between management and the managed. Read full article: Live Mint, October 26, 2016 

Published on : 27 Oct 2016

Reputation management: facing contentious issues head-on may be the best approach say researchers

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on organizations is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In many industry sectors, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organizations to change their behaviour.

Published on : 27 Oct 2016

4 Sénégalais dans le Top100 Africa

Quant aux Sénégalais, ils sont 4 nominés parmi les top-leaders. Ainsi, Adrien Diouf, Directeur de l’Agence UMOA Titres, figure à la 17ème place. C’est un financier pur et dur, diplômé de l’Université Paris I et d’un MBA de McGill University (Canada) avec une expérience d’une dizaine d’années dans le secteur bancaire où il a plafonné comme Directeur marché obligataire de Afreximbank. Lire l'article complet: Reussir Business, le 22 octobre, 2016 

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

Five very different McGill startups under one roof

What does tiramisu made with avocado have in common with cosmetic ingredients? Both are being developed by newly incorporated startup companies launched right here at McGill. Avocado Desserts, which uses avocado in unexpected and delectable ways, and Anomera, which has developed a proprietary technology to produce eco-friendly cosmetic ingredients, are both in a special three-month residency at Notman House, a startup incubator located near the corner of Sherbrooke and St. Laurent Boulevards.

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

Facing contentious issues head-on may be best approach for industries under siege

Denial and resistance in the face of public pressure on industries is ineffective, according to Professor Robert David of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In many industries, contentious issues – such as pertaining to the environment, corporate governance, or social equity – can incite media attention and public pressure on organisations to change their behaviour.

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

​​​​​​​​​​Nadeem Velani named CP’s Chief Financial Officer

Canadian Pacific today announced that Nadeem Velani has been named Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Velani had been serving as Vice-President and interim CFO since September 9, 2016. Velani holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University and an MBA in Finance/International Business from McGill.  Read full article: Street Insider, October 24, 2016 

Published on : 25 Oct 2016

Entrepreneurs, les eMBA ne sont pas réservés au top management!

Créateurs d’entreprises, Frédéric Mazella (BlaBlaCar), Laurence Fornari (SkyLights) et Pascal Lépine (Atypic) racontent en quoi leur formation à changer leur vision de l’entrepreneuriat. Les mots qui reviennent dans leur bouche : ouverture, contacts, expériences, travail d’équipe, confrontations constructives, partage de connaissances, etc.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2016

Kevin O’Leary is Wrong! It is NOT All About The Money!

I once went to see Kevin O’Leary at a Fireside Chat at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, just to experience him in a more intimate situation. He was as abrasive and blunt as he was on Dragon’s Den. He still said “it was all about the money” and it made me sad. Read what he says about business being war. I hate war and violence and we do not need more of that in our world.

Published on : 24 Oct 2016

'Had to be done'

McGill University professor Karl Moore discusses the challenges Bombardier faced and why the layoffs 'had to be done'. Watch full video: CTV News, October 21, 2016 

Published on : 24 Oct 2016