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The Amazing Mace

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

When Richard III was frantically canvassing Bosworth Field for a horse, the mace was still feared as a “bruising iron of wrath.” 

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Farm to Family (and, Hopefully, Health and Wealth)

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

When you think about efforts to improve global health, your mind is likely to turn to medical interventions: vaccines, health worker training, supplies, health infrastructure improvements and the like. But ensuring the health and well-being for low-income and vulnerable communities throughout the world often requires much more.

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Gentle Stewardship

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:47

Humility is the key to ‘good’ leadership and the antidote to those models of ‘heroic’ leadership that were always doomed to fail, writes Sharon Turnbull.

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Airline Charges

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:42

Guest host Piya Chattopadhyay spoke with Karl Moore. He is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. For more on this story, tune in to The National on CBC Television tonight. Susan Bonner will look at why extra fees seem tied to the future of air travel. 

Listen to full interview: CBC, May 19, 2014

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Air Canada to Take Delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:42

After waiting seven years, Air Canada executives will finally head to Seattle this weekend to pick up a Boeing 787 plane, the first of 37 Dreamliners on order.

... McGill University business professor Karl Moore believes the Dreamliner gives Air Canada a competitive edge against Canadian rivals.

WestJet is looking to expand into international markets, with a possible wide-body fleet eventually. It is beginning service to Dublin next month, but because it is using Boeing 737 planes, flights from Toronto require a stop in St. John’s.

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Extending Empathy Is Key to Human Survival, Says Academic

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:42

Society needs to undergo an empathic revolution if we are to survive as a species, says Anita Nowak of McGill University speaking at PINC 15 in the Netherlands.

There is a spectrum of empathy, says Nowak, with pity at one end, empathy at the other and compassion and sympathy somewhere in between.

Read full article: Wired, May 20, 2014 

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McGill Shows Its Colours in Supporting Les Canadiens

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:41

Just a week after upsetting the heavily-favoured Boston Bruins in a thrilling seven-game series in the second round of the NHL playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens find themselves in tough against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

... Students of the Chartered Professional Accounting Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management and program staff show their support for the Habs.

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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Start-up Mentality: Take an Idea and Run with It

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:39

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to three McGill students, soon to be alumni: Sebastian Dragnea, Charles-Edouard Desmarais and Brian Luong (BCom'13). 

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2014

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Professor Gagnon Ranks Second in Annual Grants Competition of the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture

Fri, 2014-05-16 14:14

Professor Suzanne Gagnon’s grant proposal entitled, “Revitalizing organizational diversity: Towards new knowledge of inclusive practices and why they work,” was ranked second of applications across all disciplines in the 2014 competition by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs. The study, which received funding for three years, addresses several gaps in current research.

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The Art of War and Business Leadership in China - 孙子兵法

Fri, 2014-05-16 12:45

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on Leadership Models for China and the Art of War, for the course Business Leadership in China at the Tsinghua SEM.

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