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The fable of German ants - and Club Med crickets

During the long days of summer, the ants were working hard. But the crickets were singing -from daybreak till dark. When winter came, the ants had food stored away. The crickets begged them for mercy, but the ants turned them away.

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Published on : 28 Jun 2012

Language bureaucrats take aim at appliance wording

Quebec’s language bureaucrats are taking aim at appliances. … One Montreal economist suggested that the timing of the announcement might be strategic. “There's a precedent here. These products have been sold into the market prior to his requirement and why hasn't it been a requirement to this point?” asked McGill Professor William Polushin.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Oxford's Mike Barnett on the definition of stakeholders

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Mike Barnett, a professor at the SAID Business School at Oxford University.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2012

Euro 2012 - What It Takes To Win

The Euro 2012 tournament is coming to an end with 4 strong semifinalists: Spain, Portugal, Germany and Italy. No surprises here. But we think what really sets apart the top teams is their ability to manage their emotions.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2012

Professor Elliot Lifson awarded 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Elliot Lifson, a Professor of Practice at the Desautels Faculty of Management and Vice-Chairman of Peerless Clothing Inc., has been awarded a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on June 22, 2012 for his dedication to his peers, his community, and to Canada.

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

Peter Hadekel: Quebec business courting more European deals

MONTREAL - A generation of Quebec companies came of age in the 1970s and 1980s, when risk-takers founded new businesses predicated on trading beyond the province’s borders. … “It’s a great time to buy distressed assets over there, if you think that Europe is going to come back” from its current difficulties, says McGill management professor Karl Moore.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012

BCom Graduating Scholarship Recipients

The Undergraduate Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the graduating prize winner:

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Why tops dogs are often the most vocal ones

Karl Moore, of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Gavin Kilduff, a professor at the Stern School at NYU.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2012

Advice to the B-School Class of 2012

Everyone likes dispensing advice, whether it’s solicited or not, or whether it’s acted on or not. And given that the products of the top business schools often go on to run major companies, it’s perhaps no surprise that the great and good are always queuing up to point them in the right direction, either at the beginning of their MBA programs or when they come blinking into the light.

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Published on : 18 Jun 2012

Sport betting: the Donaghy File

To paraphrase Claude Raines in Casablanca, we are then shocked, shocked to find out so many people pretending to be shocked by the charge that National Basketball Association referee Tim Donaghy fixed some games.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2012

Il faut inventer un nouveau management pour faire face à la crise

La crise actuelle peut déstructurer une entreprise et son modèle. Selon la table ronde du 13 juin 2012 sur la manière d’aider « les managers à garder le cap en situation complexe ou incertaine », il faut trouver de nouveaux modes de fonctionnement, impliquer les salariés, développer l'autonomie. Ou mourir…

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Published on : 14 Jun 2012

What China really wants in Africa

While a cottage industry of "China-in-Africa" experts has emerged over the past five years, on balance their explanations of why a magnetic like pull exists between the two continents is unsatisfactory. Certainly no one denies an array of state-to-state economic and geopolitical incentives recognized by both sides. After all, the simplified resources-for-infrastructure win-win is rather obvious.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2012

Hope and hustle at McGill University Dobson Cup competition

McGill University’s Dobson Cup Business Plan Competition has just wrapped up its 2012 edition. With more than 90 submissions, up from 58 last year, the competition’s fourth year was fierce, fun and fantastically diverse.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2012

Agility: the ingredient that will define next generation leadership

Today’s organizational leaders are facing accelerating rates of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, all of which are showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it is the continuing digital revolution or expanding global markets, our current environment requires a constant state of innovation.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2012

Beyond Twitter and Facebook: Programs in Social Media

Over a billion Tweets are sent out every day, and there are more than 900 million active Facebook users. But is this really something that executives and managers need to care about? Beyond being efficient two-way systems for communicating with customers, social media can also help businesses with a huge range of services, including hiring, collaboration, and advertising.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012