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Darren Entwistle to Step Aside as Telus CEO, President But Remain as Executive Chairman

Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) is stepping down as chief executive of Telus, but his influence in running the company he built from a regional telephone service into a $25-billion national wireless player will remain.

... McGill University professor Karl Moore said most CEOs leave after six to 10 years and don’t stick around as long as Entwistle.

“It may be a little long, but I wouldn’t be too critical of it because of the kind of change he has brought to Telus in the time that he has been there and been in charge,” he said.

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Déséquilibre social

À l’occasion de la sortie de son pamphlet «Rééquilibrer la société», l’académicien de renommée mondiale Henry Mintzberg discutait au Cercle Universitaire de McGill, jeudi 27 mars, de sa conception des priorités sociales. La société, dit-il, est composée de trois piliers qu’il faut savoir équilibrer: le public, le privé, et ce qu’il appelle le pluriel, «la société civile». Ces trois piliers donnent lieu à trois types de besoins: les besoins individuels, communs et nationaux.

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Une guerre pour aider des femmes

Women for Women International est une organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) œuvrant à aider les femmes dans des pays qui ont été affectés par des conflits militaires. Depuis quelques mois, un groupe de dix étudiants a décidé de lutter pour cette cause à l’échelle de l’Université McGill. Le Délit a pu avoir une entrevue avec Zoë Holl, responsable médias et communications et Faustine Rohr-Lacoste, co-fondatrice et responsable événements et levées de fonds.

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Talking Management witk Karl Moore: Why You Need to View a Company as 'a Community of Human Beings'

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to professor Henry Mintzberg about his new e-pamphlet "Rebalancing Society."

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 1, 2014 

Published: 2 Apr 2014

BCom Students Finish Strong at Happening Marketing

Desautels BCom students claimed five podiums at the 22nd edition of Happening Marketing, which took place in March at Laval University in Quebec City. Happening Marketing is a interuniversity competition for all business students from eastern Canada. Gathering over 365 participants each year, the event promotes exchanges between students and the business world. Find out more about Happening Marketing.

2014 results for Desautels teams

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Bugging Out: Why We Should Be Eating More Creepy Crawlies

Two McGill MBA students (Gabriel Mott and Jesse Pearlstein) on their mission to promote edible insects as a meat alternative for countries facing high rates of food insecurity.

Watch full interview: CTV Canada AM, March 26, 2014

Published: 28 Mar 2014

Malaysia Airlines : message de condoléances

L’Université McGill tient à offrir ses plus sincères condoléances aux parents et amis des passagers du vol MH370 de Malaysia Airlines, à bord duquel se trouvaient Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), diplômé de McGill âgé de 42 ans, et son épouse Xiaomo Bai, 37 ans.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Reveal Yourself and Others Will Follow

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Jennifer Petriglieri from Insead, France.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2014 

Published: 24 Mar 2014

How Do Introverted Leaders Succeed? By Earning Respect

Introverted leaders. Five years ago you didn’t hear much about them. Particularly since Susan Cain’s excellent book Quiet (see my review below), they have been getting much more attention. But introverted leaders have been around a long time – Moses in the Old Testament appears to have been one. In this post I talk to the former CEO of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team about one of this storied team’s best captains, Saku Koivu, a great introverted leader.

-Article by Karl Moore

Published: 24 Mar 2014

From Diplomat to Entrepreneur: Founder of World Trade Advisors Finds Better Quality of Life with Global Services Company

Six days before his 33rd birthday, Omar Allam left his secure, comfortable job as a trade diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs to pursue his dream of building a trio of global professional services companies.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but.

... When I first put this course together, I had a discussion with two academics I respect immensely, Prof. Morty Yalovsky of McGill (who used to be MY stats prof in my undergrad years) and Prof. Pete McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder (and co-author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code"). 

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Lands in Montreal

The Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley-based “world’s largest idea-stage accelerator”, has expanded to Canada, choosing Montreal as the staging ground for its first foray here.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Malaysian Airlines: message of condolences

McGill University wishes to express its deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, who included McGill graduate Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), 42, and his wife Xiaomo Bai, 37.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that according to data analysis, the plane crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 passengers. The plane, which was heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on March 8.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

BCom students place 1st at Canadian L’Oréal Brandstorm Competition

After competing against over 80 teams from universities across Canada, BCom students Sean Finnell, Jaylen Ghadia and Thanin Tabuteau have won the national L'Oreal Brandstorm competition. Sean, Jaylen and Thanin will head to Paris to represent Canada at the international Brandstorm competition this summer. 

Find out more about Brandstorm

Published: 21 Mar 2014

Desautels BCom team places 1st in Quant at 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition

Desautels BCom students Ethan Zhang, Jeremie Guay, Chris Lim, Yusu Zheng, Nikolas Sinnhuber and Sameer Rizvi, won 1st place in Quantitative Outcry at the 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held February 20 to 22. The RITC is an annual event hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The competition utilizes simulated trading cases that closely mimic different aspects of real world markets and brings teams of students and faculty from universities worldwide to participate.

Published: 20 Mar 2014

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