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Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Why it’s harder today to build trust on teams

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 Mark Mortensen, a former colleague at McGill, who is now at [international business school] Insead. How are teams different today than five or 10 years ago? How have they evolved?

Published on : 09 Oct 2014

Dr Devi Singh, Ex-Dir IIML designated new Vice Chancellor JKLU

JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur has announced the joining of Dr Devi Singh, Ex director IIM Lucknow as the new Vice Chancellor of JKLU. Welcoming Dr Singh as their new Vice Chancellor JKLU says “A strong proponent and practitioner of the Industry-academia interface, Dr. Singh brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience that will serve as an inspiration to JKLU faculty and students alike. We are sure that JKLU will achieve added heights of academic rigour, research focus and education excellence under his astute guidance.”

Published on : 07 Oct 2014

Honduras government, ASJ and Transparency International sign agreement for transparency

Transparency International (TI), its national chapter in Honduras, Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (ASJ), and the Government of the Republic of Honduras signed a collaboration agreement today aimed at promoting and encouraging transparency and accountability, combatting corruption in the country and strengthening the institutions that make up the national integrity system.

Published on : 07 Oct 2014

The evolution of the Quartier de l’innovation’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

In light of the 2008 financial crisis, fostering entrepreneurship has increasingly moved toward the forefront of economic development and city planning. Beyond acting as an important driver of innovation, employment, and productivity growth, entrepreneurship has also been hailed by some as filling the void between wages and living standards. But when we turn to examples of spontaneous entrepreneurial successes in Silicon Valley, is there a specific set of conditions under which these start-ups thrive and attract venture capital?

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

Everything you Need to Know About Eating Insects

With a growing world population and diminishing resources, we explore the sustainable option of edible insects. What do you think about entomphagy? Tell us about it! Watch the video.

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

Évoluer pour affronter la concurrence

Il y a quelques décennies, apposer les trois lettres MBA (Master of Business Administration) à son nom faisait le plus grand effet auprès des employeurs. Maintenant, les programmes se sont multipliés, les diplômés MBA sont nombreux et il faut creuser davantage pour connaître la valeur réelle du diplôme. ... Employabilité

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach

Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today. ... Hon. Steve Kent, Member for Mount Pearl North  Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Becoming captain of the gluten-free category

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 Steven Singer, who is founder and [former] CEO of Glutino, which is one of the first companies to [move into] the gluten-free marketplace. [Mr. Singer has recently gone on to found startup Live.Love.Snack]. ... Steven, you are a serial entrepreneur, what is the heart of an entrepreneur? How is it different than the heart, the mind, of a corporate type?

Published on : 02 Oct 2014

Personnalité de la Semaine: Olivier Babin

À 19 ans, Olivier Babin possède déjà une impressionnante feuille de route, où foisonnent prix, mentions, bourses et honneurs. Retour sur le parcours fulgurant d’une jeune étoile de la finance. ...Le jeune homme poursuit maintenant ses études à la faculté de gestion Desautels de l’Université McGill, où il est inscrit au baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il est le lauréat de la prestigieuse bourse d’admission Greville Smith, l’une des plus importantes bourses d’entrée à McGill.

Published on : 30 Sep 2014

World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

The decision to come to McGill as the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals means Robin Rogers will have to make a number of significant changes to his life. Among other things, it involves coming to a new university, a new city and a new country. One thing that Rogers won’t need to overhaul, however, is his wardrobe.

Published on : 30 Sep 2014

Earning a Degree While Earning Gold Medals: Freestyle Skier Jennifer Heil

Freestyle skier and Olympian, Jennifer Heil, has had twenty-five victories at the World Championships, and earned Canada’s first Olympic gold in women's moguls, but her most recent accomplishment is graduating from the Commerce program at McGill University. You will come across a McGill alum who holds a Ph.D.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Global Marketing Leader Mario D'Amico Joins the Nature Conservancy as Chief Marketing Officer

The Nature Conservancy issued the following news release: The Nature Conservancy announced today that Mario D'Amico, a leading international advertising and communications executive and former Global Chief Marketing Officer for Cirque du Soleil, has joined the organization as Chief Marketing Officer. He oversees membership, digital marketing, corporate marketing partnerships, strategic communications and publishing.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Brave hearts and wise heads

Demography is not destiny, but it sheds light on the events leading to these two referenda, the Quebec one taking place in 1995, and the Scottish one last week, and has also implications concerning the changing voting ages around the world. In most countries the voting age is 18. However, the Scottish National Party's voted unanimously in October 2007 to lower it to 16, which subsequently became law. Argentina's Cristina Kirchner's party did the same in 2012, in preparation for the 2013 elections.

Published on : 29 Sep 2014

Obama calls for action on Ebola crisis at United Nations

The West Africa Ebola outbreak is "a growing threat to regional and global security," U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday, telling a high-level meeting on the deadly epidemic at the U.N. General Assembly that only an international response can prevent "a humanitarian catastrophe across the region."

Published on : 25 Sep 2014