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This Weird Year

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:24

A month-by-month recap of 2014’s quirkiest news stories

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One last look at 2014: McGill’s year in review

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:21

From naming Michael A. Meighen as the University’s new Chancellor in January to having two students earning Rhodes Scholarships in December, 2014 was yet another eventful year for McGill. As we head into the final weeks of 2014, the Reporter looks back on the year that was, highlighting some of the key happenings over the past 12 months in words and pictures.

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The Wednesday interview: The power of introverts

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:16

When you think of a leader you most likely think of a loud, outgoing, take-charge personality. But not all leaders fit that mould. McGill business professor Karl Moore talks with Peter Tardif about the hidden strengths of introverts on the job.

Listen to the full interview: CBC, December 31, 2014

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Personnalités humanisme et accomplissement personnel

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:15

Personnalités humanisme et accomplissement personnel
OLIVIER BABIN
En mai dernier, Olivier Babin a obtenu une note parfaite de 45/45 pour l'ensemble de ses examens finaux au Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. Il est le deuxième étudiant à réussir cet exploit en 30 ans d'existence du programme de baccalauréat international. Il poursuit ses études à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill, avec un baccalauréat conjoint, économie et finance. Il reçoit aussi une prestigieuse bourse Greville Smith, l'une des plus importantes bourses d'admission à McGill.

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Enter the GROOC: Better Than a MOOC?

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:14

Now we can call a MOOC for what it is: Missed Opportunity for Online Collaboration. Otherwise known as the Massive Online Open Course, the MOOC possesses a major downside – students get flexibility and independence in their studies, and even the freedom to learn – usually for free – while wearing nothing but last week’s underwear, but usually work without the benefit of team-based collaboration.

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Big Data is useless if you don’t make decisions

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:11

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School.

Read full tarnscript: The Globe and Mail, January 6, 2014

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Harper gets new security adviser amid major shuffle of senior public service

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:11

Richard Fadden, the deputy minister of National Defence and former spymaster, became the prime minister’s national security adviser as part of a sweeping shakeup at the senior ranks of Canada’s bureaucracy.
... Kelly Gillis, the senior assistant deputy minister at Industry Canada responsible for Spectrum, information technologies and telecommunications, is moved up to associate deputy minister at Industry.

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Spending defence budgets the wrong way risks major damage from terrorist attacks

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:09

Governments that fail to account for analysis of terrorists' personal information in allocating their defence budgets risk increased damage from terrorist attacks, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management finds.
... Professor Mehmet Gumus and his PhD student Dr. Nikoofal find that there are two types of terrorists; either organised or unorganised. Organised terrorists observe the behaviours of governments and defence measures in place before they carry out an attack, while unorganised terrorists act without such planning.

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Why Every Agency Needs a Chief Management Officer

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:07

Forty years ago, Henry Mintzberg, of McGill University, asked the simple question: “What do managers do?”
To Mintzberg managers were not just corporate CEOs but also “vice presidents, bishops, foremen, hockey coaches and prime ministers”—people with “formal authority” for some kind of “organizational unit.”

Read full article: Government Executive, January 8, 2015

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How Shame and Guilt differ when it comes to Marketing

Tue, 2015-01-20 16:06

Written by DaHee Han

You’d be right in thinking that shame and guilt are negative emotions, but they can actually be used to create successful marketing campaigns. What marketers really need to know is that both emotions have different effects on consumers.

Read full article: Digital Marketing, January 9, 2015

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