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Canadian Entrepreneurs: Born or Made?

Mon, 2013-05-06 11:22

As the chief financial officer of a start-up company, Kevin Fan has learned a thing or two about cash management.
Never count the money while people are talking to you, for example.

Wise advice – from a 12-year-old.

Kevin is a Grade 6 student at Ottawa’s Knoxdale Public School in west-end Ottawa. He and his class have spent the past four months launching a company as part of Entrepreneurial Adventure, a hands-on program that exposes 3,000 Canadian kids a year to the world of business.

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Crickets for Dinner Anyone? A Crazy, Yet Clever Idea from Students of McGill University

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Five students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada offered a rather innovative (read bizarre) solution to the challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize, considered by some as the Nobel Prize of the b-school arena. Responding to the challenge of developing a viable social enterprise to tackle the challenge of food security for urban slum dwellers, these students have offered crickets as an inexpensive source of food as well as a new source of income.

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Understanding the YOLO Generation

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Millennials are bold, inquisitive, ambitious and adept. If this demographic had the chequing accounts to match, they’d be a marketer’s dream. Unfortunately, they’re totally broke.

Youth unemployment rates are grim (14.1%), and many bright-eyed young graduates will stay jobless and deep in debt for a long time (the average Canadian university student takes 14 years to pay off their loan).

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Credit for Home-Support Services for Seniors

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

There is a Quebec refundable tax credit for expenses relating to home-support services for the 2012 filing year that is available to seniors over the age of 70.

The tax credit is designed to make it easier for you to remain in your home so that you do not have to move into an establishment that is part of the public health and social services network or so you can delay such a move.

-Article by Mike Dellar

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Want to Keep Younger Employees? You've Got to Play by Their Rules

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79), CEO and Chairman of OgilvyOne in New York City.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2013

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Running Rural Estate Was Step into New World

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Few people have the confidence to apply for a job - especially a high-level position - without meeting the main criteria for the role. But John Varley (IMPM'00) did and was offered the job.

He then suffered two or three sleepless nights agonising over whether to accept it.

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Air Canada Negotiating Code-Share Deal with Etihad

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

Air Canada is negotiating a code-share agreement with a Gulf carrier rival that flies long-haul routes to the Middle East.
The airline announced Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Etihad Airways, whose hub is in Abu Dhabi, for a code-share agreement on routes between the United Arab Emirates and Canada.

... McGill University professor Karl Moore said the code-share agreement helps Air Canada continue its goal of becoming a global airline, drawing passengers who will fly through Toronto to other destinations.

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TELUS President & Chief Executive Officer, Darren Entwistle Speaks Out: Innovation & Mentorship

Fri, 2013-04-26 10:07

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance issued the following news release: Please take five minutes to view the video of TELUS President & CEO, Darren Entwistle (MBA'88), who was interviewed recently by Hart Hillman, CATA National Leadership Council member, on the importance of innovation and mentorship to creating Canada's competitive innovation nation.

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Global Business Education Awards 2012

Tue, 2013-04-30 17:15

As talent pools shift across different industries and workers aim to better their value to future and current employers, business education has never been more important. Last year we witnessed a fundamental increase in the number of business school applicants, and greater pressure on the industry to up the standard. With that in mind, European CEO looked at business schools the world over to construct its 2012 Global Business Education Awards. Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University is ranked 'The Most Innovative Business School in Canada.'

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Lean In: Two Lessons Men Can Learn from Sheryl - Mainly, Lean Out

Mon, 2013-05-06 10:01

It seems everyone is reading Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In – many, like ourselves, are men. What big takeaways are there for men in Lean In? Two come to mind and they can be summarized as Lean Out and one, Lean In. Let us explain.

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