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The growing strength of LinkedIn's weak connections

I've got a bunch of endorsements awaiting my approval to add them to my LinkedIn profile.
... "If you want to understand the difference between a network and a community," McGill University management scholar Henry Mintzberg wrote this week on HBR.org, "ask your Facebook friends to help paint your house."

Read full article: Daily Herald, October 10, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

E poi ho detto: trasferiamoci a Singapore

Damiano Baj è Head of IT and Operations alla BSI Bank di Singapore. Ha 40 anni ed è via dall’Italia da quasi 15, da quando, con in curriculum una laurea in ingegneria gestionale del Politecnico di Milano e alcuni mesi di lavoro nel mondo della business intelligence e dei big data, è entrato alla Banca della Svizzera Italiana di Lugano come project manager nel settore IT.

Read full article (in Italian): Nuvola, October 11, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

Singapore Airlines appoints new NZ manager

Singapore Airlines has appointed Simon Turcotte as New Zealand general manager. He replaces Edwin Chiang, who heads to Jakarta on October 31 to begin his new role as general manager of Singapore Airlines Indonesia.

Read full article: NBR, October 12, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

Santé au travail : innovations et tendances mondiales

Vieillissement, maladies chroniques, détresse psychologique, invalidité… les défis que doivent surmonter les entreprises pour protéger la santé de leur organisation sont aussi nombreux que les maux qui affligent les travailleurs d’aujourd’hui. Heureusement, des solutions novatrices émergent un peu partout sur la planète. « Selon l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada, près de 68 % des travailleurs canadiens sont inactifs, 32 % vivent un stress modéré ou élevé au travail et 61 % souffrent de surpoids. Ce sont tous des problèmes évitables.

Published: 26Oct2015

The astonishing second act of Cirque du Soleil

Up high in the air inside the Cirque du Soleil headquarters, trained staff step gingerly on taut metal wires.
… “The famous line from Guy was, ‘We’re a private company. That gives us the freedom to grow, as we didn’t have pressure to make quarterly earnings.’ I think that’s kind of gone now,” says Robert David, professor of strategic management at McGill, who has followed the company from its early days.

Published: 26Oct2015

Ten things extroverts wish you knew about us

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 14, 2015

Published: 26Oct2015

North American business schools lead on sustainability teaching

Humanity is faced with a list of daunting challenges.
... That was followed by Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, a program that has successfully reorganized itself in recent years around the more holistic concept of “integrated management.”

Read full article: Corporate Knights, October 8, 2015

Published: 23Oct2015

Credit Default Swaps: Past, Present, and Future

AuthorsAugustin, P., Subrahmanyam, M. G., Tang, D. Y., and Wang, S. Q.

Publications: Annual Review of Financial Economics

Published: 16Oct2015