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Sama Resources Appoints Mr. Benoit La Salle as Director and Chairman of the Board

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:19

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Oct. 16, 2012) - Sama Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SME) (“Sama” or the “Company“) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mr. Benoit La Salle (BCom’76, DPA’78), FCPA, FCA, has been appointed a Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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Henry Mintzberg On What Is Wrong With Our Economy and How To Begin To Fix It

Thu, 2012-10-18 14:17

Henry Mintzberg is one of the most thoughtful and provocative thinkers in management today. He has a new electronic pamphlet coming out called “Rebalancing Society.” In this interview Henry tells what he thinks is wrong with our economies and what might be the way forward.

-Article by Karl Moore

Read full article: Forbes, October 16, 2012

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A model of food reward learning with dynamic reward exposure

Thu, 2012-10-18 12:46

Authors: Hammond, Ross A.; Ornstein, Joseph T.; Fellows, Lesley K.; Dubé, Laurette; Levitan, Robert N.; Dagher, Alain

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Harvard's Tarun Khanna and the need for governments to be more inclusive

Thu, 2012-10-18 12:27

Prof. Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks with Tarun Khanna, professor at the Harvard Business School and the director of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 16, 2012

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In 1973, Managers Could Work 23 Minutes Without Distraction. And Today?

Thu, 2012-10-18 12:22

A study of business managers reports the following findings:

Managers scarcely have time to start on a new task or to sit down before they are interrupted.

Only 12 times in the study did the manager succeed in working undisturbed in his office for at least 23 minutes.

“The brevity of many of the manager’s activities is most surprising…Half of the observed activities were completed in less than nine minutes, and only one tenth took more than an hour.

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Aldo at 40: Shoe retailer Aldo Bensadoun has a great deal to celebrate

Thu, 2012-10-18 11:42

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.

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You're never too old to learn

Thu, 2012-10-18 11:25

When John Haddon, 57, left a 22-year career in financial services in 2004, like many of us, he wasn't expecting the storms that lay on the horizon. One financial crisis later, he realised that, despite his years in the field, as an entrepreneur he was still lacking some of the skills required to navigate through choppy economic waters and a global business environment. "Although I'd been in financial services for a long while, I didn't have all that was required to 'speak the language'. I concluded that I needed to upgrade my skills," he recalls.

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Be yourself for the best result

Thu, 2012-10-18 11:06

If a book was written about you, what would the title be and why? If that one has you tripping over your tongue, it's meant to. "Part of the idea behind these questions is to throw you something you are not prepared for and see what you come up with," says Michael Forde, who successfully applied to a handful of business schools before choosing McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management in Canada.

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Growing Together: Synthetic Teamwork

Thu, 2012-10-18 10:56

In Henry Mintzberg’s 1994 landmark book, “The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning,” the author calls for a new method to create effective strategies. He notes that “Strategic planning isn’t strategic thinking. One is analysis, the other is synthesis.”

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Social Economy Initiative (SEI) Information Session for BCom Students

Mon, 2012-11-05 16:00 - 17:00

If you are interested in social entrepreneurship and social innovation, you will not want to miss this opportunity to learn about the faculty's Social Economy Initiative (SEI).

Date: November 5, 2012

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Room 310

For more information, please contact Anita Nowak (anita [dot] nowak [at] mcgill [dot] ca) or visit: www.mcgill.ca/sei

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