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Desautels alumna runs for city council in Colorado

Published: 31Mar2017

Melissa Youssef (MBA'91) is stepping into municipal politics in Durango, Colorado. She is a civically-minded member of the community and a successful businesswoman; Ms. Youssef is VP of the local...

Caisse de dépôt reluctant about doing business in Russia

Published: 31Mar2017

As the drama surrounding a Swedish bribery probe of Bombardier’s activities in Azerbaijan continues, it has become clear that the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which owns 30 per cent of...

Social enterprise and innovation: an interview with Jake Wildman-Sisk

Published: 31Mar2017

As judge for the Social Enterprise category at the semi-finals of this year’s McGill Dobson Cup, Jake Wildman-Sisk’s credentials are solid: Not only did he help develop the first social systems...

Andrew Potter, the debate continues

Published: 30Mar2017

Amid the fallout from former McGill Institute for the Study of Canada director Andrew Potter’s Maclean’s article about stranded motorists, the Globe and Mail interviewed McGill Principal Suzanne...

Taking on a major drought with solar power

Published: 30Mar2017

Farmers in the coastal Kenyan county of Kilifi are locked into a drought that has so far killed over 20,000 livestock. And now the Red Cross is coming to the rescue. A new, solar-powered water...

The pursuit of happiness through the ages

Published: 30Mar2017

Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner gave a lecture as part of the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II’s series on Moral Capitalism, in which he explored the concept of the pursuit of happiness,...

Improving innovation policy

Published: 30Mar2017

During a debate hosted in part by the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland, Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner explores the military origins of venture capital, as well as the...

Shoes, economics and entrepreneurship: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Published: 30Mar2017

John Tamny starts his review of Nike founder Phil Knight’s eminently enjoyable memoir, Shoe Dog, with a quote by Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner that macroeconomics is a “tautology and a myth, a...

Social Media for Startups: a workshop to build from

Published: 30Mar2017

At the last of this season’s McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship workshops, participants were treated to an in-depth understanding of what social media can do for startups. The workshop, led...

Canada stagnates while the US charges ahead: why VC in Canada is doing so poorly

Published: 30Mar2017

In a recent piece for Asia Times, Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner shines a light on Canada’s VC culture, contrasting its sluggish returns with those of the US, which outstrips its northern...

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