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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Getting to the truth with General Dempsey

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to four-star General Martin Dempsey who is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the U.S. military.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2011

A Scholarly Role for Consumer Technology

Flat World Knowledge, a textbook company, allows professors to completely re-edit online textbooks. Genevieve Bassellier, who teaches business at McGill University in Canada, uses one of these open-source textbooks in an undergraduate business course on information technology.

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Published on : 23 Nov 2011

Canada’s most lucrative business schools (Hint: the top three aren't in Toronto)

Canadian Business has released its annual MBA Guide and, along with it, a slideshow that shows potential students what they want to know most—which MBA gets the best return on investment?

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Published on : 22 Nov 2011

Canada’s big thinkers have some old-fashioned advice for saving the world

They’re big thinkers with some old-fashioned lessons in business. Be responsible. Provide solid management. Act with integrity. In a world complicated by financial collapse and an increasingly disenchanted public, Canadians Don Tapscott, Roger Martin and Henry Mintzberg spoke to the Star about their Big Ideas for 2012.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011

Introducing nine new faculty faces

With research interests in areas as varied as brain development, music composition, and the economics of happiness, nearly 60 new faculty members were hired or appointed to full-time, tenure-track positions at the University for the 2011-2012 school year.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011

Sustainability by Stealth - 4 Ways to Make Sustainability More Attractive

Here at McGill, students certainly seem to believe climate change is a major issue for their generation’s future. Meanwhile, the vast majority of C-suite execs want to do something but sustainability is a hard sell. Existing approaches for encouraging pro-environmental behavior among consumers too often fall woefully short. – Article by Karl Moore and Dror Etzion

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Published on : 17 Nov 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: WestJet's global strategy

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to the new CEO of Westjet, Gregg Saretsky, at their gleaming new head office in Calgary.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Canada must change its innovation ecosystem

In my last entry, I cited value as one of those words in business that stands out among the rest in the minds and hearts of owners, entrepreneurs and managers. In our increasingly competitive and integrated global economy, innovation is another word that carries significant weight and meaning - but not just for the for-profit element of our society. – Article by William Polushin

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Grands Montréalais - La Chambre entend mettre davantage en relief la valeur des membres de son académie

Les Aldo Bensadoun, Frédéric Back, Pierre Fortin et Sid Stevens deviennent les derniers académiciens en titre.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Four Canadians among world’s top 50 business thinkers

Three Canadian business school professors have been named to an elite list of the “top 50” business thinkers in the world, according to a new global ranking released today, including Professor Henry Mintzberg.

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Published on : 15 Nov 2011

Reinventing management education

Reinventing management education has been the prime mission of my colleague, Professor Henry Mintzberg, over the last 15 years. His book, Managers, not MBAs, created quite a stir when it was published in 2005.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2011

Award-Winning Student Entrepreneurs Use Local Art to Help Haiti

Art could be a way out of poverty for earthquake-stricken Haitian communities thanks to an award-winning business venture hatched by two students from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Matt Brightman and Martin Weiss are the founders of Moral Fibers, a business that uses Haitian artists work to design t-shirts which are then sold via the company's website.

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Published on : 12 Nov 2011

'He asked me to hold his hand ... I did, and he died'

Bernard Finestone, BCom’41, never discussed his time in the Second World War with his children, but now he trots out his memories for classrooms full of strangers several times every November to make sure we never forget. He tries to tell his stories a little differently every time because, he laughed, he sometimes bores himself.

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Published on : 11 Nov 2011

Les MBA s'ouvrent aux profils atypiques

Artistes, sportifs, militaires, humanitaires sont désormais les bienvenus dans les business schools, qui découvrent que la diversité est un atout de poids dans l'entreprise.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2011

How to Be Brilliant in Brief

Several decades ago Henry Mintzberg wrote The Nature of Managerial Work, in which he noted that managerial activity was characterized by its variety, a series of relatively brief interactions that can be incredibly fragmented. He observed that phone calls averaged less than six minutes and typical one-on-one meetings averaged approximately 12 minutes.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2011