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Talking Management with Karl Moore: John Kotter

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to John Kotter, a professor emeritus from the Harvard Business School and co-founder of Kotter International.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

Desautels BCom students place 1st at the Business Strategy Challenge 2011

McGill BCom students put their case analysis and presentation skills to the test once again at the 7th annual Business Strategy Challenge (BSC 2011) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC which took place from February 24 to 27. After a morning preliminary round and a final round in the afternoon, the McGill team placed 1st overall out of a total of 20 competing universities.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011

$10,000 in 10 Days

New this year is an initiative of Desautels Faculty of Management - MBA students use social media during a trip to India with a goal to raise $ 10,000 to send poor Indian girls to school. The group announced today that with the aid of donors, and two corporate sponsors, they have a total of $11,900. They have decided to extend the donation campaign deadline t

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Published on : 28 Feb 2011

To Reduce Smoking Tax The Act Of Smoking, Not The Price Of Cigarettes

Seventeen years ago I was asked to debate the issue of smoking in Quebec and specifically was asked why the imposition of taxes did not and could never be a solution. The large tax imposed at the time neither reduced smoking, increased government revenues or diminished smoking among the young. - Article by Professor Reuven Brenner

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Published on : 25 Feb 2011

News is good on innovation front

Speaking yesterday at a McGill University conference on corporate productivity and innovation, [Jean-René Halde, CEO of BDC] said that although big, radical innovations are important, we too often forget that little, incremental innovations can make a big difference in how well a business succeeds.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Interview with David’s Tea CEO

Prof. Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to David Segal, who is a 2004 Bachelor of Commerce graduate from McGill and the CEO of David’s Tea.

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Published on : 22 Feb 2011

Follow the 5 Hot Cities Tour Fundraising Campaign!

Follow along with students via the 5 Hot Cities Tour blog. In a student-led initiative, the Desautels Faculty of Management has partnered with the KC Mahindra Foundation’s Nanhi Kali to raise $5,000 in 10 days, matched dollar-for-dollar by a list of generous corporate sponsors, in the hopes that they can present the Nanhi Kali Foundation with a final pooled sum of $10,000.

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Published on : 22 Feb 2011

Mogul skier Jenn Heil set to visit Rwanda

Before Jenn Heil returns to McGill University full-time this fall, the soon-to-be retired Olympic and world champion freestyle mogul skier will be visiting Rwanda.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2011

A school trip turns into a fundraising drive

The Donors: Junmei Yeo and fellow business students The Gift: $10,000 The Cause: Project Nanhi Kali The Reason: To fund education for impoverished girls in India

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Published on : 18 Feb 2011

Valerie Wilder: Lady of the dance

For the last half-century, Valerie Wilder has been following her feet around the world with amazing results. One of her major influences includes Henry Mintzberg.

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Published on : 18 Feb 2011

How Lack Of Selection Undermines Education

No matter how many presidents spend ever more on education, the situation gets worse. President George W. Bush had his “No Child Left Behind” initiative. Now President Barack Obama is promising more spending. Even if approved, nothing will come out of it. – Article by Prof. Reuven Brenner

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Two Strikes Against Diplomacy

It's been Diplomacy in the batter's box and Community on the pitcher's mound. The count is two strikes against Diplomacy. - Article by Professor Henry Mintzberg

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Peter Cundill found wealth where others feared to tread

In the mid-1970s there was an advertising agency that had hit hard times. Its pension fund was shedding company shares, but Peter Cundill (BCom’60) was buying them up. So the president asked him, “What do you know that we don’t?”

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

5 Hot Cities Tour

MBA student Junmei Yeo and Professor Karl Moore were interviewed on CJAD about this year's 5 Hot Cities of the World Tour visit to India, with stops in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. New this year is an initiative of 2 MBA students to use social media during the trip to raise $ 10,000 to send poor Indian girls to school in India.

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Published on : 17 Feb 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Creating Leaders

Prof. Karl Moore, of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to one of the leading business scholars in the world, Michael Jensen, who is a senior professor at the Harvard Business School.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2011