From duct tape to smartphones, every great innovation started with a simple idea. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and donors, some of the game-changing ideas of the future are taking shape right now in the annual McGill Dobson Cup start-up competition.
... “We’ve had 450 participants in the previous three years, and have helped create 28 start-ups: they’re employing people, generating revenues, and attracting investors. That’s very exciting,” says Professor Gregory Vit, BCom’80, Director of the Dobson Centre.
Today is start of the Montreal Canadiens vs the New York Rangers series to decide which team goes on to the Stanley Cup final. This is a big deal in Montreal – we are a hockey mad city! It was last in 1993 that we had a cup grace our town. In this blog post I am delighted to speak with Pierre Boivin who spent 11 years as the CEO of the Montreal Canadiens and is now CEO of Claridge INC., the Bronfman Family office here in Montreal.
-Article by Karl Moore
When you go from the minors to the big leagues the game really speeds up. Athletes often mention this with a sense of awe in their voice. Partly it is that they are playing with and against the “greats” of the game; they can’t believe they are on the ice with Martin St. Louis and PK. Partly it is that the game is simply and noticeably faster. I play beer league hockey and when I go to a Canadiens game I am always amazed at how much faster they are on the ice.
Jill Russell completed a master’s in management straight after her undergraduate degree. So two decades later, when the 43-year-old started thinking about boosting her qualifications to embark on her next career step, she felt that the most obvious choice — an MBA — would be like going over old ground.
... With that in mind, she decided on an international master's in practising management, an alternative to an MBA that is taught across five sites - at Lancaster University in the UK, but also at business schools in India, China, Brazil and Canada.
Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Economics and Urbanization Trends in Asia.
"If These Walls Could Talk: The Mutual Construction of Organizational Space and Legitimacy," Organization Science
Authors: de Vaujany, François-Xavier; Vaast, Emmanuelle
Publication: Organization Science, May-June 2014
Warren Buffett and Tech Stocks: Why Doesn't the Oracle's 'Common Joe' Portfolio Include Apple or Google?
With Mr. Buffett's annual celebration last weekend and some grumbling about his failure to beat the market in four of the last five years, people keep reminding me of a piece I wrote in 1996 for Dow Jones about Buffett's portfolio.
... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, serves on the Board of McGill's Pension Fund, and is a member of its investment committee. Brenner's last book is World of Chance (2008).
Women’s clothing retailer Jacob has filed for bankruptcy and will be liquidating inventory at all 92 of its stores across Canada in the coming weeks. Jamie Orchard talks with Karl Moore, a professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Management about Montreal’s retail industry.
Watch full interview: Global Montreal, May 7, 2014
You don’t have to walk far down the streets of Montreal to see what’s on everyone’s mind. Habs fans all over the city are boasting their hockey pride with that red, white and blue.
From keeping it simple to going all out, playoff fashion has taken on a life of its own.
... Robert Soroka, a Marketing professor from the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management, insists the symbolism of “the jersey” is all about wanting to be a part of that famous team spirit.