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

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.

Published on : 16 May 2014

Former CEO Of The Montreal Canadiens On Managing Superstars

Today is start of the Montreal Canadiens vs the New York Rangers series to decide which team goes on to the Stanley Cup final. This is a big deal in Montreal – we are a hockey mad city! It was last in 1993 that we had a cup grace our town. In this blog post I am delighted to speak with Pierre Boivin who spent 11 years as the CEO of the Montreal Canadiens and is now CEO of Claridge INC., the Bronfman Family office here in Montreal. -Article by Karl Moore 

Published on : 16 May 2014

Farm to Family (and, Hopefully, Health and Wealth)

When you think about efforts to improve global health, your mind is likely to turn to medical interventions: vaccines, health worker training, supplies, health infrastructure improvements and the like. But ensuring the health and well-being for low-income and vulnerable communities throughout the world often requires much more.

Published on : 16 May 2014

The Ubiquitous City – Songdo (송도)

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.

Published on : 13 May 2014

Talking Management: Incentives the Best Way to Fix What’s Ailing Greece

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Michael Jacobides, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship from the London Business School. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 13, 2014 

Published on : 13 May 2014

McGill Alumni Association Celebrates Top Volunteers and Student Leaders

The McGill Alumni Association (MAA) celebrated some of its most dedicated alumni and volunteers at its annual Honours and Awards Banquet tonight. Student leaders, graduates who have had a significant impact on alumni life and the community, and volunteers with outstanding records of service to McGill were honoured at a banquet held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal.

Published on : 09 May 2014

Step Aside Fashion Week – Habs Fashion Is Taking Over Montreal

You don’t have to walk far down the streets of Montreal to see what’s on everyone’s mind. Habs fans all over the city are boasting their hockey pride with that red, white and blue. From keeping it simple to going all out, playoff fashion has taken on a life of its own. ... Robert Soroka, a Marketing professor from the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management, insists the symbolism of “the jersey” is all about wanting to be a part of that famous team spirit.

Published on : 09 May 2014

Jacob Files for Bankruptcy

Women’s clothing retailer Jacob has filed for bankruptcy and will be liquidating inventory at all 92 of its stores across Canada in the coming weeks. Jamie Orchard talks with Karl Moore, a professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Management about Montreal’s retail industry. Watch full interview: Global Montreal, May 7, 2014 

Published on : 09 May 2014

Warren Buffett and Tech Stocks: Why Doesn't the Oracle's 'Common Joe' Portfolio Include Apple or Google?

With Mr. Buffett's annual celebration last weekend and some grumbling about his failure to beat the market in four of the last five years, people keep reminding me of a piece I wrote in 1996 for Dow Jones about Buffett's portfolio.  ... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, serves on the Board of McGill's Pension Fund, and is a member of its investment committee. Brenner's last book is World of Chance (2008).

Published on : 09 May 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: To Buy or Grow Organically? That Is the CEO’s Question

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Phanish Puranam, professor of Strategy from INSEAD.  Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 6, 2014

Published on : 07 May 2014

Peter Todd Steps Down as Dean of Desautels

After nine years at the helm, Dr. Peter Todd (BCom’83) has stepped down as Dean of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management on April 30, 2014. “My time as Dean has been a great learning experience for me and has been personally rewarding, particularly so from the opportunity to work with, and learn from, so many talented members of the Desautels and McGill community,” he said. “I leave this role proud of what we have accomplished and satisfied that we have, together, strengthened a foundation on which to develop the Faculty into the future.”

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Published on : 02 May 2014

Fourteen Personalities to Receive Honorary Degree from McGill University

Honorees include particle physicist who co-led the discovery of the Higgs boson, Room to Read founder and agronomist who created “super rice”

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Published on : 29 Apr 2014

The 'Why' Of When Family Businesses And Countries Prosper

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,” is the saying now famously associated with John F. Kennedy, though Oliver Wendell Holmes said it eight decades before.This same statement is the precise recipe for the survival and success of family businesses too, though as far as I know, nobody put it quite this way: “And, so, my dear relatives, ask not what the business can do you for you; ask what you can do for the business.”

Published on : 29 Apr 2014

CEO Series April 27th, 2014 with Andy Nulman

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Andy Nulman (BCom'83), CEO, Just for Laughs. 

Published on : 29 Apr 2014

Being a Winner in Business Doesn’t Mean You’re Not a Jerk

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s alleged derisive comments against visible minorities will likely cast an enduring cloud over the successful career the billionaire built, despite a pattern of racially charged behaviour. ... Success, however, can lead to overconfidence, and a reluctance to let go long-held beliefs even when evidence suggests otherwise, said Karl Moore, associate professor of leadership and strategy at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 29 Apr 2014