Henry Mintzberg

Master of None: Wisdom of an MBA

Published: 16Sep2016

“It is time to recognise conventional MBA programs for what they are,” says Henry Mintzberg, professor of management studies at McGill University in Montreal, and one of the four all-time gurus of...

Are American Voters Trumped Both Ways?

Published: 16Sep2016

One of us is American and the other Canadian, one conservative, the other liberal. We live in Canada, a good vantage whence to watch the in U.S. election. Where, we wish to ask, are the good folks...

The MBA For The Anti-MBA Crowd

Published: 6Sep2016

For decades, Henry Mintzberg, an academic at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, has said that the MBA doesn’t teach management properly, and if graduates enter the workforce...

How Grantmaking Can Create Adaptive Organizations

Published: 22Aug2016

Coal mining was the economic lifeblood of eastern Kentucky for most of the twentieth century, providing families in this rural mountainous region with one of the few sources of a middle-class...

Are you a strategic thinker or just a planner?

Published: 19Aug2016

I made the point in the first of these columns that one of the main differences between leadership and management is the ability to have a strategic perspective and think strategically. This is...

Strategy Is Better Than Good Intentions

Published: 19Aug2016

Good intentions, energy and teamwork are necessary, but good strategy is also vital for nonprofit operations. The brainy stuff really comes in handy....

World Social Forum reboots in Montreal

Published: 18Aug2016

Fifteen years after the World Social Forum (WSF) began with a huge gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, organisers are hoping to breathe new life into the anti-globalisation movement....

Les altermondialistes débarquent à Montréal

Published: 3Aug2016

Environ 50 000 altermondialistes du Québec et d'ailleurs sont attendus à Montréal à partir du 9 août pour participer au Forum social mondial (FSM), qui se tient pour la première fois dans un pays...

Do you run for cure? How about running for cause.

Published: 28Jul2016

You probably know people who have had some sort of cancer. You also know many more who will be getting these diseases—you just don’t know who they are. So when you “Run for Cancer”, the money...

Harvard Business School’s bricks-and-clicks spree

Published: 25Jul2016

As dean of Harvard Business School, part of Nitin Nohria’s job is to mythologise its vast campus. The inauguration last month of yet another new building offered a perfect marketing opportunity....

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