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These dads say long work hours are costing them a full family life – so they’re opting out

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:32

At a time when dads are twice as likely as moms to think they don’t spend enough time with the kids, many employers continue to deny them the breathing room needed to get face time with their families. But a new wave of men is quietly (and not so quietly) finding new ways to lean out. It’s the latest thing in corporate corner-office chic: top male executives ditching work to hang out with their kids.

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China fund house feels the vibe of London

Thu, 2014-10-16 10:30

PENG CHOY Harvest CEO says foreign investors are poised to raise Chinese equity exposure. Most fund managers will be envious of the sales pitch Peng Choy, chief executive of Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments, has at his disposal.

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Meet the candidate: Jevone Nicholas

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:13

Former Vanier Community Association president Jevone Nicholas says his diversity experience will improve the quality of life for Rideau-Rockcliffe residents.

... Nicholas grew up in Welland, Ont., where he worked in the private sector before obtaining his MBA from McGill University.

Read full article: Ottawa Community News, October 9, 2014

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Networking tips for the busy parent

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:11

Being able to meet new people, expand your connections, and build personal rapport is a key element in business today. But anyone who struggles with balancing career and family knows well the challenge of finding time for networking.

... Estelle Metayer (@Competia) is the principal and founder of Competia, a leadership and strategy consulting firm, and is an adjunct professor with McGill University’s leadership business programs.

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Disclosures: A weekly look at odds and ends from the business world

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:08

The website of the World Retail Congress, which just concluded its annual confab in France, asks “Why Paris in 2014?”

Why, indeed, British retail CEO Andy Street might have asked. The chief of department store chain John Lewis made his way to the conference last week to receive the award for Best Omnichannel Retailer (No, we don’t know what that means, either).

... A big voice in philanthropy

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Entrepreneur stretches herself by opening fitness studios

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:04

It has been a journey of nearly a decade and it’s not over yet, but for Alexandra Schwartz, starting her own business lets her Breathe.

... Ms. Schwartz made her move into her own business after working for a dozen years as a manager and buyer for Italian designer Gianni Versace, then getting her MBA at McGill University in Montreal. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to work at American Apparel’s headquarters.

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2014 Canadian Business Ultimate MBA Guide

Fri, 2014-10-10 17:51
2014 Canadian Business Ultimate MBA Guide

Read Desautels' full profile in the 2014 Canadian Business Ultimate MBA Guide:

Canadian Business, Fall 2014

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Universities experiment with their own MOOCs

Thu, 2014-10-09 10:39

Some three years after the first U.S. MOOC was launched to great fanfare, massive open online courses are becoming part of the higher-ed mainstream. Some of the largest Canadian universities are expanding their course offerings and applying the lessons they learn to the benefit of paying, on-campus students.

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The First Year’s Guide to U0 Management

Thu, 2014-10-09 10:30

By Michelle Sung

You've just come off the high of graduating high school and enjoying summer. Now, you’re thrust into a new city, a new school and plenty of new faces. After the chaos of frosh and O-Week have passed, you’re eager to start your management career off on the right foot. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled a guide to help you survive your first year at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

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