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Transcript: How Steve Jobs, Bill Gates used a disruptive technology to build different companies

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with MIT’s Michael Cusumano.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, June 14, 2016

Published: 15Jun2016

Dobson Cup runneth over

After a year of planning, over 150 start-up submissions, 137 pitches, and $117,000 in prizes, the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup has come to a close with four enthusiastic startups claiming a first place victory in four different tracks: Social Enterprise, Health Sciences, Small & Medium Enterprise, and Innovation Driven Enterprise.

Published: 15Jun2016

2016 Best EMBAs: Martin Carrier, McGill University & HEC Montréal

Martin Carrier

McGill University & HEC Montréal

“My biggest lesson was learning to think beyond my instincts and discovering tools to help guide me to making more informed decisions. As managers, our experience guides us but it needs to be channeled, challenged, and formalized. The EMBA program has provided me with a new toolset to frame my decisions and guide my business instincts.”

Age: 45

Location: Montreal, Canada

Family Members: Corinne Demars (wife), children Ophélie Carrier, 10, Olivia Carrier, 8, and Thierry Carrier, 6

Published: 14Jun2016

2016 Best EMBAs: Louise Richer, McGill University & HEC Montréal

Louise Richer

McGill University & HEC Montréal

“From day one, Louise stood out in our program. She studied psychology. She used to be a stand-up comedian. What could someone like her contribute to the learning of her EMBA classmates? A lot!”

Age: 63

Location: Montreal (QC), Canada

Family Members: Théo Lepage-Richer (son)

Published: 14Jun2016

Grand Prix in Montreal: Friday night at the McLaren party at the Ritz-Carlton

Going through the foyer to the ballroom, we bumped into regulars of this yearly Soirée: radio host Mitsou and her husband Iohann Martin. TV host and producer Eric Salvail, radio and TV host Isabelle Racicot with husband music executive Donald Robins. Also there, TV host and producer Herby Moreau. It wasn’t long before I got to catch up with Montreal notables Lynn and Andy Nulman, McGill professor Karl Moore, restaurateur Carlos Ferreira (Euro-chic in green pants). And, wanting to get some Just For Laughs exclusives, I cozied up to its COO, Bruce Hills: no dice. 

Published: 14Jun2016

Rising price of textbooks reaches a tipping point

Jochen Wirtz is pleased to describe himself as a best-selling writer. He has co-authored a textbook on services marketing that he not only uses as professor at the National University of Singapore Business School, but which has sold more than 700,000 copies.

Published: 14Jun2016

Zopa CEO Jaidev Janardana: Leading UK P2P Lending with Superior Service, Transparency and Cutting-Edge Fintech

Armed with an undergraduate degree in Electronics from Dharmsinh Desai University and MBAs from both the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and McGill University, Jaidev Janardana spent 12 years with Capital One, in the US and the UK. He was the CMO for Capital One UK, responsible for Marketing, Product, Credit and Risk Operations for the UK business and was instrumental in bringing the UK business back to profitability and growth. 

Published: 14Jun2016

Introverts: How finding an unlikely partner can transform your work life

We know that introverts prefer to work alone or in small groups. These quiet, inwardly-focused types usually do their best work with concentrated focus, away from ruckus of brainstorming sessions and team mash-ups where extroverts thrive.

Published: 14Jun2016

Big picture is better: The social implications of construal level for advice taking

Publications: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Authors: Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Batia M. WiesenfeldYaacov Trope. 


Published: 10Jun2016

Sustainability Innovations in Business Programs

Launched in fall of 2014, Desautels’ new programming in Managing for Sustainability was designed for students who wish to combine managerial and business knowledge with a solid understanding of the interlinked economic, social, and ecological challenges of achieving sustainability. It integrates management studies with fundamentals of environmental science and sustainability and is offered in collaboration with its co-designers, the McGill School of Environment and the Department of Geography.

Published: 9Jun2016