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Today's Elevator Pitch -- It's Now On Social Media (Mainly)

Fri, 2014-06-27 11:08

There’s no doubt about it: for many of us, the “traditional workplace” is a thing of the past. With the shift into digital — whether it’s telecommuting or starting a business — one thing is certain: we’re spending less time in the office elevator. And with that, fewer opportunities to get in front of the boss, chat up that potential client in the elevator, or wax poetic on the subtleties of Return On Assets to the CFO.

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MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:54

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year.

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Bold ideas take flight at McGill Dobson Cup

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:53

One June 5, four teams were crowned victors of the 2014 McGill Dobson Cup, the annual start-up competition hosted by the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Centre provides resources and support to all entrepreneurs across McGill and Montreal communities.

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Matthew Willsher Confirmed as CEO of Etisalat Nigeria

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:51

Board of Directors of Etisalat Nigeria has announced the appointment of Matthew Charles Willsher as its new chief executive officer. Willsher previously held the position of chief commercial officer and acting chief executive officer replacing previous CEO, Steven Evans in August 2013.

... Matthew Willsher, a physics graduate from the prestigious University of Oxford with a Masters in Management from McGill, started his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. He joins Etisalat Nigeria with over 20 years in telecommunications.

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Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance elected to the Board of Trustees of BTB

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:50

BTB Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: BTB.UN) (« BTB » or « Trust ») is proud to announce the election of Lucie Ducharme and Sylvie Lachance as Trustees of the Trust, by a vote taken during its annual general meeting held in Montréal on June 17, 2014.

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McGill MBA Stephen Bailey in Air Canada En Route Magazine

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:25

Head of marketing at John Fluevog Shoes in Vancouver, Stephen Bailey scouts new store locations and conducts store visits across North America. When he's not working for one of Canada's favourite footwear brands (Air Canada rouge flight attendants wear Fluevog proudly), Bailey designs men's accessories with his wife for their company, Cursor & Thread.

See attached image for more details or visit Air Canada.

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Collective Bargaining in the Canadian Public Sector, 1978–2008: The Consequences of Restraint and Structural Change

Thu, 2014-06-26 16:06

Authors: Campolieti, Michele; Hebdon, Robert; Dachis, Benjamin

Publication: British Journal of Industrial Relations

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The problem with insider obsession

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:41

If investors needed another reason to distrust the stock market, here’s a doozy. A study by a trio of researchers in the U.S. and Canada into insider trading found that one-quarter of the big merger and acquisition (M&A) deals over a 15-year period—roughly 460 transactions in total—may have seen people profiting on information before it was public.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Transcript: How Deutsche Bank survived the tsunami in Japan

Wed, 2014-06-25 12:40

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Michael Useem, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail

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