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Montreal Firm Formula Growth Makes Donation to Four Business Schools

Wed, 2014-04-02 15:03

Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Ltd. is hoping its $1.1-million gift to four business schools on Monday will inspire other private companies to help out the province’s struggling universities.

... Four Quebec business schools — Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Bishop’s University and HEC Montréal — got a much-needed private injection of funds with the $1.1-million donation, which is intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovative learning environments.

Source Site: /desautels

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Wed, 2014-03-19 15:38

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall.

Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal.

-Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

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Source Site: /desautels

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You're a Millennial or Eyeing Retirement, Here's What You Really Need to Get Right about Work

Wed, 2014-03-19 15:36

Ogilvy One's Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind.

Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories--from the first steps of entry-level millennials to the long journeys of Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Source Site: /desautels

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Jennifer Heil Makes It a Perfect Day

Mon, 2014-02-17 09:24

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Canadian freestyle skier Jennifer Heil (BCom'13), one of Canada’s great Olympic athletes.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, February 18, 2014 

Source Site: /desautels

"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Wed, 2014-03-05 13:07

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus operandi: investing other people's money. Since 2008, students have been running a registered fund management firm called Desautels Capital Management that has about $3 million in assets.

Source Site: /desautels

YouTube 101: Class at McGill University Uses Video Site’s Creator Playbook to Teach Marketing

Wed, 2014-01-29 10:20

Most professors exhaust themselves trying to get their students off of social media. Andy Nulman (BCom'83), however, has designed his entire class around being on it.

In what’s believed to be the first syllabus of its kind, McGill University’s marketing and society class uses YouTube’s Creator Playbook as its sole course book. And, in lieu of a final exam, students will be evaluated on their launch of a unique channel on the video-sharing site.

Source Site: /desautels

Rami Aslan Appointed as Türk Telekom CEO

Wed, 2013-12-18 10:40

Türk Telekom, the leading communications and convergence technology company in Turkey, announces the restructuring of its leadership by combining the roles of the Group CEO and the General Manager into a single CEO position. Rami Aslan (BCom'94, MBA'97), who has been serving on the board of Türk Telekom and as CEO of Oger Telecom, is appointed as CEO of Türk Telekom as of December 10, 2013. In addition to his current roles, he will be appointed as a member of Türk Telekom Executive Committee and member of the boards of Avea and TTNet.

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Source Site: /desautels

Columbus Exploration Corp: Columbus Exploration Appoints Drew Clark as Senior Vice President

Wed, 2013-11-27 10:53

Columbus Exploration Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its management team with the addition of Drew Clark (BCom'06) as Senior Vice President.
... Drew obtained his Bachelor's in Commerce Degree from McGill University and is a CFA Charter holder.

Read full article: 4-Traders, November 25, 2013

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Source Site: /desautels

In the Hot Seat with Larry Leblanc

Fri, 2013-11-22 10:14

Montreal’s celebrated Just for Laughs festival is arguably the world’s premier showcase for international comedy.

Founded in 1983, the annual summer festival attracts over two million people, and has booked thousands upon thousands of comics, pantomimes, and acrobatic acts over the decades.

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About Town: Week of August 29

Sun, 2013-09-15 17:57

Cataract Surgery
The Jewish General Hospital is hoping to reduce wait times for cataract surgery by better managing its resources. It recently conducted an analysis of its operations using an approach developed by the Harvard Business School and found that it could make improvements that would increase its capacity for cataract surgery by as much as 50 per cent.
... Experts from the JGH and McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management collaborated in this analysis.
Nulman the Collector

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