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Trudeau’s meeting with Trump eyed from both sides of the border

Seemingly everyone watched Justin Trudeau’s first meeting with US President Donald Trump — and for good reason: more than $2 billion crosses the border every day in trade. Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA, which is causing ripples in some areas, though he intends major changes to be aimed at Mexico.

Published on : 16 Feb 2017

Introverts, extroverts and praise for a job well done

According to Desautels Faculty of Management Associate Professor Karl Moore and Desautels MBA graduate Adrienne Jung, Gary Chapman and Paul White’s book, The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, examines five methods for showing appreciation to your colleagues, and how to tailor those methods for introverts and extroverts.

Published on : 16 Feb 2017

Ben Tiggelaar deel 3: ‘We moeten de cultuur van kleine bedrijven koesteren en stimuleren’

MT presenteert een serie video's waarin managementtrainer Ben Tiggelaar waardevolle tips over management weggeeft. In deze video spreekt hij over de 'adhocratie' van Henry Mintzberg.

Published on : 15 Feb 2017

McGill management student puts his best foot forward

Patara is a fairtrade, sustainably-produced shoe line made by a small factory in Thailand. It’s also the brainchild of Desautels Faculty of Management student Kilian Rosier, who got the idea while travelling in Asia — and who wanted a pair of shoes he could wear everywhere, from the beach to the café. From there, it was just a small jump to the concept of a fairtrade travel shoe with the green production methods possible.

Published on : 15 Feb 2017

For McGill alumnus, seaweed is green gold

Jean-Paul Deveau sells seaweed — or rather, products derived from it. His company, Acadian Seaplants Limited, is the world’s biggest producer of seaweed-based fertilizers and products for human and animal consumption. The company manufactures in five locations, including New Brunswick, Maine and Ireland; and exports to over 80 countries. One of those countries is Japan, where Deveau’s products are ubiquitous.

Published on : 15 Feb 2017

A Statement on Mutual Respect

Dear Members of the Desautels Community: I am writing regarding a recent event that is receiving wide media coverage and that I believe merits a statement. Last Monday, a member of the Board of Directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) took to Twitter to incite violence against individuals who espouse Zionist views.

Published on : 14 Feb 2017

A look at William Shatner’s net worth

Though he’s best-known as Captain Kirk, William Shatner has had a long career on screen and stage. After graduating from McGill University’s  Faculty of Management in 1952, he took a job as business manager of a Montreal-area theatre, where he discovered a love of acting. From his earliest gigs in Shakespeare festivals to his later work on Boston Legal, he has maintained a love of his craft, a rigorous work ethic and his discipline. And it’s paid off well: According to Spear’s Magazine, Shatner’s net worth is £380 million (or about $475 Million US dollars).

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Published on : 13 Feb 2017

The Bombardier loan is good business

Though Ottawa’s $372.5 million loan to Bombardier is causing a commotion in some quarters, Desautels Associate Professor Karl Moore says that a plane like the CSeries is a rare thing in Canadian business in that it’s a truly global, export-oriented product. Though there need to be limits, Professor Moore calls the loan “table stakes” for an aerospace industry that wants to compete in the big leagues with the likes of Embraer, Airbus and Boeing.

Published on : 13 Feb 2017

When statistics lie: politics and the US education system

For 2014-15, the graduation rate from US high schools hit a record 83%. As far as statistics go, that’s one that anyone would love, but there’s more going on than you’d think — and, according to Professor Reuven Brenner, politicians and bureaucracies can make a statistic say nearly anything.

Published on : 10 Feb 2017

How business can adapt to the new political realities in 2017

An uncertain business environment and the appeal of leaders such as Donald Trump provide a challenge to the consensus that has existed around leadership styles in recent years. Those at the top need to be able to adapt, as Nick Martindale reports

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

How good marketing can make social responsibility profitable

According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing, strong marketing can help a company maximize the benefits of social responsibility. The study’s authors, Desautels Associate Professor Saurabh Mishra and Sachin Modi from Iowa State University, analysed corporate social responsibility (CSR) actions across six categories: environment, products, diversity, corporate governance, employees and community.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Ottawa gives Bombardier a $372.5-million helping hand

Bombardier has been asking Ottawa for a billion dollars since 2015, and the Feds have finally stepped up to plate — with $372.5 million in interest-free loans. The money will go towards the company’s CSeries and Global 7000 business jets.

Published on : 09 Feb 2017

Recruiting and retaining millennials: a new HR approach

HR specialist Scotia Lockwood writes that, to maintain growth, a business must adjust its management style to suit millennials; they form a fast-growing demographic with a whole new set of expectations. Ms. Lockwood references an interview with Professor Karl Moore on an Australian Broadcasting Corporation podcast to point out that, to a millennial, feedback should be instantaneous, career growth fast, the money and benefits great — and the opportunity to relocate overseas is a plus.

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Ericsson SVP talks tech disruption, family and prepping for change

Rima Qureshi is Ericsson’s senior VP for North America and an expert on the cloud, the Internet of Things and 5G networks, but she readily admits that change is the order of the day. As the industry undergoes huge changes, Ms. Qureshi works to stay ahead of the curve — and as a board member for both MasterCard and Great-West Life, she recognizes the same changes starting to impact those industries.

Published on : 07 Feb 2017

Quebec’s finance minister meets with McGill community to talk budget

Quebec’s finance minister, Carlos Leitão, is touring the province’s universities to consult students and other university members ahead of the provincial budget. The agenda is heavy on fiscal policy, public infrastructure investment, regional development and the social safety net. So far, Mr. Leitão has been to the University of Sherbrooke, Laval University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

Published on : 07 Feb 2017