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6 Economists Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:18

For years I’ve rejected the false choice that entrepreneurs are forced to make when it comes to the subjects of political science and comparative economics. First is the offer to buy in to the notion that there exists no natural connection between the underlying motivations and incentives which inspire entrepreneurs and their political and electoral choices.

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World's Top 30 Leadership Professionals for 2014

Fri, 2014-02-28 14:34

Professor Nancy J. Adler has been selected as one of the world's top 30 leadership professionals for 2014 by Global Gurus International. 

Nancy J. Adler 

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Bugging Out: Why We Should Be Eating More Creepy Crawlies

Fri, 2014-03-28 15:36

Two McGill MBA students (Gabriel Mott and Jesse Pearlstein) on their mission to promote edible insects as a meat alternative for countries facing high rates of food insecurity.

Watch full interview: CTV Canada AM, March 26, 2014

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LG Electronics changes tack for smartwatch battle with Samsung

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:49

Wearable devices are just starting to take off and global electronics companies are racing to release smartwatches ahead of rivals to capture a bigger slice of the emerging next-generation market.

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Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Lands in Montreal

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:59

The Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley-based “world’s largest idea-stage accelerator”, has expanded to Canada, choosing Montreal as the staging ground for its first foray here.

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What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:59

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but.

... When I first put this course together, I had a discussion with two academics I respect immensely, Prof. Morty Yalovsky of McGill (who used to be MY stats prof in my undergrad years) and Prof. Pete McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder (and co-author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code"). 

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From Diplomat to Entrepreneur: Founder of World Trade Advisors Finds Better Quality of Life with Global Services Company

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:59

Six days before his 33rd birthday, Omar Allam left his secure, comfortable job as a trade diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs to pursue his dream of building a trio of global professional services companies.

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How Do Introverted Leaders Succeed? By Earning Respect

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:59

Introverted leaders. Five years ago you didn’t hear much about them. Particularly since Susan Cain’s excellent book Quiet (see my review below), they have been getting much more attention. But introverted leaders have been around a long time – Moses in the Old Testament appears to have been one. In this post I talk to the former CEO of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team about one of this storied team’s best captains, Saku Koivu, a great introverted leader.

-Article by Karl Moore

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Reveal Yourself and Others Will Follow

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:59

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Jennifer Petriglieri from Insead, France.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2014 

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The Creative Approach Strikes a Chord with Students

Wed, 2014-04-02 15:05

It started out like any ordinary business school lecture. Jack McCarthy, professor of organisational behaviour at Boston University’s School of Management, talked about the dynamics of high-performing teams using jazz musicians as an example. “In jazz, there are chords and notes but the performance requires improvisation: the musicians play off each other and play off the audience.

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