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What men can learn from women

Senior female executives are better at collaboration, empathy, listening and are more sensible about risk, according to Karl Moore, associate professor at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. He tells Della Bradshaw that these skills are of growing importance in today's corporate world, and that men can learn them. Watch video: Financial Times

Published on : 04 Jul 2014

Student initiative for Lac-Megantic

Desautels students Bernard d'Arche and Cécile Branco discuss their Dobson Cup winning initiative on Breakfast Television Montreal. View video here.

Published on : 03 Jul 2014

Today's Elevator Pitch -- It's Now On Social Media (Mainly)

There’s no doubt about it: for many of us, the “traditional workplace” is a thing of the past. With the shift into digital — whether it’s telecommuting or starting a business — one thing is certain: we’re spending less time in the office elevator. And with that, fewer opportunities to get in front of the boss, chat up that potential client in the elevator, or wax poetic on the subtleties of Return On Assets to the CFO.

Published on : 27 Jun 2014

MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Centre provides resources and support to all entrepreneurs across McGill and Montreal communities.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Matthew Willsher Confirmed as CEO of Etisalat Nigeria

Board of Directors of Etisalat Nigeria has announced the appointment of Matthew Charles Willsher as its new chief executive officer. Willsher previously held the position of chief commercial officer and acting chief executive officer replacing previous CEO, Steven Evans in August 2013. ... Matthew Willsher, a physics graduate from the prestigious University of Oxford with a Masters in Management from McGill, started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. He joins Etisalat Nigeria with over 20 years in telecommunications.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance elected to the Board of Trustees of BTB

BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BTB.UN) (« BTB » or « Trust ») is proud to announce the election of Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance as Trustees of the Trust, by a vote taken during its annual general meeting held in Montréal on June 17, 2014.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

McGill MBA Stephen Bailey in Air Canada En Route Magazine

Head of marketing at John Fluevog Shoes in Vancouver, Stephen Bailey scouts new store locations and conducts store visits across North America. When he's not working for one of Canada's favourite footwear brands (Air Canada rouge flight attendants wear Fluevog proudly), Bailey designs men's accessories with his wife for their company, Cursor & Thread. See attached image for more details or visit Air Canada.

Published on : 26 Jun 2014

The problem with insider obsession

If investors needed another reason to distrust the stock market, here’s a doozy. A study by a trio of researchers in the U.S. and Canada into insider trading found that one-quarter of the big merger and acquisition (M&A) deals over a 15-year period—roughly 460 transactions in total—may have seen people profiting on information before it was public.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Transcript: How Deutsche Bank survived the tsunami in Japan

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 Michael Useem, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.Read full article: The Globe and Mail

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

No prep, no clue. How I took the GMAT cold

The Graduate Management Admission Test, better known as the GMAT, is hard. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is celebrating 60 years administering the test in 2014. Nine million tests have been taken since its launch in 1954, and GMAC says test-takers spend upwards of 200 hours studying for it.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

McGill students’ plans to help rebuild Lac-Mégantic win praise

One year after a runaway train transporting oil plowed through the downtown core of Lac-Mégantic, igniting and razing much of the town’s commercial centre, three McGill University students with a passion for social entrepreneurship have become part of the town’s efforts to rebuild.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Lac-Mégantic: des étudiants proposent un incubateur entrepreneurial

Cécile Branco, Ségolène Rolin et Bernard d'Arche, trois étudiants l'Université McGill, ont conçu un projet de centre d'innovation qui pourrait bien voir le jour dans le nouveau centre-ville méganticois. Leur Centre magnétique, un incubateur entrepreneurial, offrirait une rampe de lancement unique en région pour ceux qui souhaitent se lancer en affaires.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Are all insiders rogue traders?

Insider trading is a topic of intense public debate these days, but this debate must be framed in the context of a clear, objective definition of informed versus insider trading.

Published on : 25 Jun 2014

Feeling entrepreneurial?

“People used to take a traits-based approach to defining entrepreneurs: they are risk-takers, for instance,” says Greg Vit, BCom’80, director of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management. “But that characterization has been challenged by a more recent approach that suggests you can create the underlying conditions to help entrepreneurs emerge.”

Published on : 25 Jun 2014