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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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Paladin Labs Founder Finds a New Knight

Wed, 2014-04-02 15:04

Entrepreneurs Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94) and Mark Beaudet built Paladin Labs Inc. from zero into a $3.2-billion international pharmaceuticals distributor in only 19 years.

Now Goodman, chairman of Paladin Labs when it was sold to Pennsylvania-based Endo Health Solutions Inc. on Feb. 28, has founded Knight Therapeutics Inc. in Montreal.

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Montreal Firm Formula Growth Makes Donation to Four Business Schools

Wed, 2014-04-02 15:03

Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Ltd. is hoping its $1.1-million gift to four business schools on Monday will inspire other private companies to help out the province’s struggling universities.

... Four Quebec business schools — Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Bishop’s University and HEC Montréal — got a much-needed private injection of funds with the $1.1-million donation, which is intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovative learning environments.

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Darren Entwistle to Step Aside as Telus CEO, President But Remain as Executive Chairman

Wed, 2014-04-02 15:01

Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) is stepping down as chief executive of Telus, but his influence in running the company he built from a regional telephone service into a $25-billion national wireless player will remain.

... McGill University professor Karl Moore said most CEOs leave after six to 10 years and don’t stick around as long as Entwistle.

“It may be a little long, but I wouldn’t be too critical of it because of the kind of change he has brought to Telus in the time that he has been there and been in charge,” he said.

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Déséquilibre social

Wed, 2014-04-02 14:59

À l’occasion de la sortie de son pamphlet «Rééquilibrer la société», l’académicien de renommée mondiale Henry Mintzberg discutait au Cercle Universitaire de McGill, jeudi 27 mars, de sa conception des priorités sociales. La société, dit-il, est composée de trois piliers qu’il faut savoir équilibrer: le public, le privé, et ce qu’il appelle le pluriel, «la société civile». Ces trois piliers donnent lieu à trois types de besoins: les besoins individuels, communs et nationaux.

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