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Décor company Commonwealth Home Fashions toasts 70 profitable years

The Montreal company, which designs and manufactures ready-made indoor and outdoor curtains and draperies, decorative cushions and shower curtains, has managed to adapt to changing trends, technology and market forces in a way its 1946 contemporaries did not.

“Not one of the curtain companies that existed in Canada when we started is still in business today. We outlasted them all,” president Harvey Levenson said. “And we pride ourselves on the fact we’ve never had a losing year.”

Published: 31May2016

Diary: Lessons from Chilecon Valley

EIGHT flights, two developing countries, five cities, 25 meetings with 25 different companies in 10 different industries. If I told you that you could do this in less than 10 days, you would probably think I was crazy. And then I would tell you about the Hot Cities of the World Tour at the University of McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, which has followed such a hectic schedule for the past eight years.

Published: 31May2016

From leadership to 'communityship'

At the core of our existence is a common pool of energy, a deep well of creative capacity which we access whenever we share a sense of belonging to and caring for something larger than ourselves. To generate this common pool of creative capacity involves turning from a linear and closely-controlled leadership environment to a more integrative and holistic worldview. As Henry Mintzberg argued, we need to shift our focus from leadership to what he termed ‘communityship’ in order to build greater organizational creativity for the future.

Published: 30May2016

Evolve Law: The Future and Direction of Legal Technology

In this Special Report, Executive Producer Laurence Colletti sits down to interview Evolve Law Co-Founder Mary Juetten and the Evolve Law Client Driven Technology Solutions panelists at the Legal Talk Network’s Denver studio. 

Mary Juetten is the founder and CEO of Traklight and the co-founder of Evolve Law. She is a contributor to the American Bar Association Law Technology Today and Forbes. Mary received her bachelor of commerce from McGill University and her juris doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law.

Published: 30May2016

Flo: Finally, An App That Lets Partygoers Mix The Playlist On The Fly

The party just got more interesting. Finally, there is a fluid and seamless way to create real-time, collaborative playlists. Now you and nine of your friends can create one collaborative master playlist, or “Flo,” that users can add songs to via their SoundCloud or Spotify accounts or through their iPhone music library. The new free app Flo symbolizes the way we will socialize with music in the future.

Published: 30May2016

Doctors Without Borders chief Joanne Liu is determined to hold the world elite accountable

Joanne Liu does not have much time to sit around watching Netflix, but on vacation recently, she caught a series that has captured her imagination:Homeland, the acclaimed political thriller about the fevered plots of U.S. spies and their terrorist enemies. The show stresses the intelligence community’s fallible humanity, but also its brutal comfort with collateral damage. Watching it, Dr. Liu says, “You start thinking, ‘How could Kunduz be a mistake?’”

Published: 30May2016

DE L'AIDE POUR LES JEUNES ENTREPRENEURS DE LA MRC DU GRANIT

Le Centre magnétique a été fondé au printemps 2014 par Cécile Branco-cote et Bernard d’arche, deux étudiants du cours d’entrepreneuriat social de l’université Mcgill dont le but était de dynamiser l’économie d’une région canadienne, au point de départ.

Cécile Branco-Cote et Bernard d'Arche, les deux fondateursdu Centre magnétique, croient fermement en leur projet de doter Lac-Mégantic d'un incubateur et d'un espace de co-working pour l'émergence de plusieurs jeunes entrepreneurs fabricants et artisans, appartenant au marché du fait main, la grande tendance actuelle. 

Published: 27May2016

En route vers Rio 2016: à la pointe de la persévérance

Contraint à de longs mois dans son salon à combattre les symptômes d’une commotion cérébrale, de juin 2014 jusqu’à l’hiver de 2015, l’escrimeur montréalais a accueilli comme une délivrance sa qualification officielle pour les Jeux olympiques de Rio, le 26 mars dernier, lors du Grand Prix de Séoul. La centaine de parents et amis qui l’attendaient à l’aéroport à son retour ont béni sa réussite.

Published: 26May2016

Morality in business: Oxymoron?

There are those who would say that the term “morality in business” is an oxymoron – a contradiction in terms. Businessmen like to believe that there are two sets of values – one for individuals and a different one for businesses and corporations.

Published: 26May2016

FAEQ deliver bursaries to Laval's Polossifakis, Lefebvre and Roy

A trio of Laval student-athletes were among the 55 deserving student-athletes who shared $184,500 in individual bursaries as part of the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ) at the Foundation’s annual Sponsorship spring cocktail party that was held in the John Molson Room in Montreal earlier this month. The FAEQ also celebrated the performances of numerous bursary recipients, who have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This year alone the Foundation has delivered nearly 1.3-million dollars to 450 student-athletes.

Published: 26May2016

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