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The CEO Series with Karl Moore

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more. This week's guest is Stephen Bronfman, Executive Chairman of Claridge Inc.

Published: 15 Apr 2014

Dididache 嘀嘀打车 - Hailing the Future, One Cab at a Time

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 financial innovation in China, in collaboration with Professor Alexander White of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published: 15 Apr 2014

Alexis Ohanian to Desautels Gathering: “Don’t Get Hung Up on Great Ideas – Get Started on Them”

On March 11, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder Reddit, paid a visit to the Desautels Faculty of Management during one of the last stops of his North American tour to promote his book, “Without Their Permission.” The book describes how he started the front page of the internet from scratch with his partner Steve Huffman. “Everyone has great ideas. No one wakes you up in the middle of the night to say ‘I have a terrible idea.’ We all have great ideas. The difference is, the barrier to entry for us is as low as a laptop and time and an internet connection.

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Eating Bugs

Bringing bugs to more plates around the world may be one solution to changing our food supply as the planets population continues to grow.
Jesse Pearlstein and Shobita Soor are McGill MBA students who are in Calgary to pitch this idea.

Watch full interview: CBC, April 9, 2014 

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Herald Food Writer Bugs Out for Dinner

Between the three of us, a small plate is piled high with the grasshopper bodies.

They have been roasted, salted and flavoured with some spicy chipotle, but they are also clearly identifiable as insects with an exoskeleton and, in the case of many, including the first one I grab, little eyes.

... “Insects are the food of the future,” says Jesse Pearlstein, chief financial officer for the collection of students, known as Aspire Food Group.

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Mintzberg On Why You Need To View A Company As 'A Community Of Human Beings'

“I’m a human being, not a human resource”. Is something I have heard my colleague Henry Mintzberg say a number of times. It really seems to resonate with people. Recently Henry published on his website an e-pamphlet called Rebalancing Society. In it he argues that society rests on three key pillars: government, business and what he calls plural society. Henry believes that business today in the West has too much power and we need more of the plural society.

-Article by Karl Moore

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Reflections from South Korea

Recently, I visited South Korea and Mongolia along with a group of McGill University undergraduates and alumni. This trip was part of the Hot Cities of the World Tour organized by Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Frankly, South Korea was an incredible place to visit; especially from an economic perspective. South Korea is the world's 12th largest economy, as well as a global leader in the manufacture of automobiles and electronics. Despite these successes however, South Korea's economy does face key issues.

Published: 11 Apr 2014

CA Program Awarded Mid-Program Scholarships to CA Students

On April 8, the CA program awarded two mid-program scholarships to 8 CA students.

The Lionel Pelham Kent Scholarship was awarded to Mathieu Laflamme, Charles Leclerc, Patrick Provencher, and Marc-Olivier McCraw. Established in 1998 in memory of Lionel Pelham Kent, CA, the scholarship is given to a team of final year students based on outstanding skills in written and oral communication as presented in a case competition.

Published: 11 Apr 2014

eKutir’s VeggieLite Gains Gates Foundation Grant

eKutir’s new project VeggieLite is a recipient of Grand Challenges India 2014, supported by the Gates Foundation, USAID and DBT, the Indian government’s anti-poverty scheme.

Published: 10 Apr 2014

Mintzberg, le grand oracle du management

Nous voici donc face à l’icône.

Published: 9 Apr 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The Tough Slog of Making a Company Agile and Socially Responsible

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to management professor Ed Lawler from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, April 9, 2014 

Published: 9 Apr 2014

The Art (NOT Science) of Management–and Its Cousin Leadership

It seems that a number of people want to be scientists, or at least in the sense of ostensibly adding credibility to their respective field of work. Economists (of which I’ve been a practitioner since 1982) and those in the leadership field (yours truly since the early nineties) covet the science moniker. Adding the word “science” adds a certain cachet to one’s profession.

Published: 8 Apr 2014

Surgery Not A Magic Cure For Obesity

It is alarming, but obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Kuwait. Oil has not only brought great wealth to the Gulf, but a huge change in lifestyle and food habits. Fast food, fast cars and everything else that money can buy has led to the rise of obesity so much so that today at least 88 percent of Kuwaitis are considered overweight. 

Published: 8 Apr 2014

The CEO Series with Karl Moore

Imagine Inside the Actors Studio with top CEO's. In this four-part special series McGill University professor and noted author, Karl Moore, sits down with Montreal business leaders. Each week he asks a different CEO about their path to success, their advice to budding entrepreneurs, their work/life balance and more.

Listen to full interview: CJAD, April 6, 2014 

Published: 8 Apr 2014

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