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McGill cryptocurrency club gives away more free bitcoin on McGill Campus

Thanks to generous donations, the McGill Cryptocurrency Club gave away hundreds of dollars worth of bitcoin to students during frosh week using ChangeTip, Twitter, and the innovative Tips on a plane application. The goal is to foster interest in Bitcoin amongst students and promote adoption and use on campus.

Read full article: CCN, October 24, 2015

Published: 30Oct2015

When the MOOC became a GROOC, we all became change-makers

Do you remember the first time you heard about a 'MOOC'? Maybe it was through a sponsored ad on Linkedin. Or a friend's Facebook post urging you to enrol - along with her and 160 000 other participants - in Stanford's Artificial Intelligence (AI) MOOC (those are real numbers!). 

Published: 30Oct2015

Geoff Molson: ‘I pinch myself once in a while and think about how lucky I am’

Karl Moore is a professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Geoff Molson.

Read full article: Financial Post, October 26, 2015


Published: 30Oct2015

We Still Need to Talk About the Globe's Bizarre Endorsement

Article written by Professor Henry Mintzberg

On Friday before the election, the Globe and Mail came out for the Conservatives...without Harper! As if they could re-engineer the election -- to have their conservative cake while eating its leader. 

Published: 30Oct2015

Concerned Shareholders Requisition Petrodorado Energy Ltd. Shareholder Meeting

A group of Petrodorado Energy Ltd. (“Petrodorado“) shareholders, including Krishna Vathyam and Braans Ventures LLC (the “Concerned Shareholders“), together owning approximately 6% of the outstanding common shares of Petrodorado, announces that they have requisitioned a special meeting of shareholders of Petrodorado (“Shareholders“) for the purpose of reconstituting the Petrodorado board of directors (the “Board“) with three (3) new directors (the “Requisition“). 

Published: 30Oct2015

Catalyst Investors Appoints Courtney Nelson and David Sack Analysts

Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors further expanded with the addition of two new analysts, Courtney Nelson and David Sack. Both analysts are responsible for deal origination, transaction execution, and portfolio management, as well as assisting with Catalyst’s research reports. 

Read full article: citybizlist, October 21, 2015

Published: 30Oct2015

Canadian elections: Why did inexperience triumph?

Article written by Professor Reuven Brenner

As in the United States, Canadians voted for “Hope and Change” on Oct. 19, 2015.

These are exactly the words Justin Trudeau, the 43-years old elected head of the Liberal party, repeatedly used in his victory speech in both English and French.  I could not avoid wondering if Mr. Trudeau’s team used the same public relations firm that Mr. Obama used in his first campaign, or if he just borrowed the slogans.  

Published: 30Oct2015

A Central Reason Why Justin Trudeau Won The Canadian Election - Leadership Tone

Article written by Professor Karl Moore

An amazing comeback is what the media are calling it. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada have come back from third place to win a solid majority. In my mind, there are a number of leadership lessons to learn from their win. One, however, stands out. Leadership Tone.

Read full article: Forbes, October 20, 2015

Published: 30Oct2015

First Past The Post

The white, bright space on the top floor of a building just north of Oxford Circus resembles the sort of office you might imagine in a creative-visualisation technique: spacious rooms filled with stylish, purposeful-looking men and women sitting around pristine work surfaces. I hazard a guess that a "no eating at your desk" policy is observed but I don't get round to asking because Imran Amed is in full flight.

Published: 30Oct2015

What business schools must do to produce better managers

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Today I am in Vancouver, and delighted to speak to Paul Adler from the University of Southern California.

Published: 30Oct2015