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Hot Cities 2014: From Camping on the Gobi Desert to Touring the Gangnam Financial District

If a year ago someone told me I’d be spending my spring break camping in the Gobi desert, 30 degrees below zero, I probably wouldn’t believe them. Yet “expect the unexpected” seems to be the tagline for the week we experienced during the sixth edition of the Hot Cities of the World Tour, led by Professor Karl Moore.

Published on : 03 Apr 2014

Reveal Yourself And Others Will Follow - Authentic Leadership

Being an authentic leader is something that the Millennials are increasingly demanding. Though as a Boomer, I find that I also want authenticity in my leaders. I guess times and people change. In this interview I speak to Jennifer Petriglieri from INSEAD, a top business school located just outside Paris.  -Article by Karl Moore Read full article: Forbes, April 2, 2014 

Published on : 03 Apr 2014

The Creative Approach Strikes a Chord with Students

It started out like any ordinary business school lecture. Jack McCarthy, professor of organisational behaviour at Boston University’s School of Management, talked about the dynamics of high-performing teams using jazz musicians as an example. “In jazz, there are chords and notes but the performance requires improvisation: the musicians play off each other and play off the audience.

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

Montreal Firm Formula Growth Makes Donation to Four Business Schools

Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Ltd. is hoping its $1.1-million gift to four business schools on Monday will inspire other private companies to help out the province’s struggling universities. ... Four Quebec business schools — Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Bishop’s University and HEC Montréal — got a much-needed private injection of funds with the $1.1-million donation, which is intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovative learning environments.

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

Darren Entwistle to Step Aside as Telus CEO, President But Remain as Executive Chairman

Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) is stepping down as chief executive of Telus, but his influence in running the company he built from a regional telephone service into a $25-billion national wireless player will remain. ... McGill University professor Karl Moore said most CEOs leave after six to 10 years and don’t stick around as long as Entwistle. “It may be a little long, but I wouldn’t be too critical of it because of the kind of change he has brought to Telus in the time that he has been there and been in charge,” he said.

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

Déséquilibre social

À l’occasion de la sortie de son pamphlet «Rééquilibrer la société», l’académicien de renommée mondiale Henry Mintzberg discutait au Cercle Universitaire de McGill, jeudi 27 mars, de sa conception des priorités sociales. La société, dit-il, est composée de trois piliers qu’il faut savoir équilibrer: le public, le privé, et ce qu’il appelle le pluriel, «la société civile». Ces trois piliers donnent lieu à trois types de besoins: les besoins individuels, communs et nationaux.

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

Une guerre pour aider des femmes

Women for Women International est une organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) œuvrant à aider les femmes dans des pays qui ont été affectés par des conflits militaires. Depuis quelques mois, un groupe de dix étudiants a décidé de lutter pour cette cause à l’échelle de l’Université McGill. Le Délit a pu avoir une entrevue avec Zoë Holl, responsable médias et communications et Faustine Rohr-Lacoste, co-fondatrice et responsable événements et levées de fonds.

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

Talking Management witk Karl Moore: Why You Need to View a Company as 'a Community of Human Beings'

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to professor Henry Mintzberg about his new e-pamphlet "Rebalancing Society." Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 1, 2014 

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

BCom Students Finish Strong at Happening Marketing

Desautels BCom students claimed five podiums at the 22nd edition of Happening Marketing, which took place in March at Laval University in Quebec City. Happening Marketing is a interuniversity competition for all business students from eastern Canada. Gathering over 365 participants each year, the event promotes exchanges between students and the business world. Find out more about Happening Marketing. 2014 results for Desautels teams

Published on : 02 Apr 2014

Bugging Out: Why We Should Be Eating More Creepy Crawlies

Two McGill MBA students (Gabriel Mott and Jesse Pearlstein) on their mission to promote edible insects as a meat alternative for countries facing high rates of food insecurity. Watch full interview: CTV Canada AM, March 26, 2014

Published on : 28 Mar 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Reveal Yourself and Others Will Follow

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Jennifer Petriglieri from Insead, France. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2014 

Published on : 24 Mar 2014

How Do Introverted Leaders Succeed? By Earning Respect

Introverted leaders. Five years ago you didn’t hear much about them. Particularly since Susan Cain’s excellent book Quiet (see my review below), they have been getting much more attention. But introverted leaders have been around a long time – Moses in the Old Testament appears to have been one. In this post I talk to the former CEO of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team about one of this storied team’s best captains, Saku Koivu, a great introverted leader. -Article by Karl Moore

Published on : 24 Mar 2014

From Diplomat to Entrepreneur: Founder of World Trade Advisors Finds Better Quality of Life with Global Services Company

Six days before his 33rd birthday, Omar Allam left his secure, comfortable job as a trade diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs to pursue his dream of building a trio of global professional services companies.

Published on : 24 Mar 2014

What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but. ... When I first put this course together, I had a discussion with two academics I respect immensely, Prof. Morty Yalovsky of McGill (who used to be MY stats prof in my undergrad years) and Prof. Pete McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder (and co-author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code"). 

Published on : 24 Mar 2014

Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Lands in Montreal

The Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley-based “world’s largest idea-stage accelerator”, has expanded to Canada, choosing Montreal as the staging ground for its first foray here.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2014