Love, respect and integrity: those are the three principles upon which Aldo Bensadoun (BCom’64) says he has built his global shoe business, now worth $1.8 billion in retail sales annually. Given his charitable work, ready smile and the respect with which his thousands of employees refer to him as Mr. B., there may be something to it. … The shoe business runs in the family. Bensadoun’s grandfather was a cobbler in Algeria, and his father had stores in Morocco. He grew up in Morocco and France before heading to the U.S. and then to McGill for his university education.
America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. If America is so good at developing leaders however, then why is America a mess? Both presidential candidates are impressive men but neither seems, at this point, to really rise to equal leaders of the past. -Article by Karl Moore and BCom student Emma Bambrick
On Friday September 21, the IMA was successfully re-launched with the first annual International Management Networking Breakfast. The event was sponsored by RDA Capital and hosted in Bronfman building. With 43 people in attendance including students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the IMA executive team, it was an excellent start to accomplishing the IMA’s vision to build a strong community within the International Management program.
Students at the Desautels Faculty of Management will have access to state-of-the-art software used by financial professionals, thanks to a new agreement between the Faculty and Thomson Reuters. Under the five-year pact, Thomson Reuters will provide software licenses for Eikon, its flagship financial-markets platform, and will supply training and support for the desktop system. The Eikon desktops give Desautels finance students and professors access to essential news, data, analytics and trading tools.
It’s the morning of the 29th of August and I hastily get ready for my interview with Vince Spadafora (BCom’04), a senior manager at Deloitte. It’s already 8 am and the possibility that I may be late for my 10:30 am meeting at Place Ville Marie starts to become more and more likely. Why you ask? (or not) I haven’t decided on what to wear yet! I narrow my options down to two outfits: A black formal suit or a smart t-shirt with jeans. After a while I decide to go with both! I take the blazer from the suit and wear it with the shirt and jeans; casual yet professional. Perfect!