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CTV Montreal: Understanding Tax Invasion

Ken Lester, Desautels Faculty of Management, was interviewed by Mutsumi Takahashi on Panama Papers.

Watch full video: CTV News, 8 April, 2016 

Published: 8 Apr 2016

New Study Obliterates Hollywood Execs’ Excuses for Not Casting Black Lead Actors

For years, Hollywood executives presented the argument that Black lead actors were not marketable. A recent study done by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, wanted to determine how movies featuring African-American actors performed at the box office compared to all-white casts. The results show that Black actors bring in much more money than previously believed.

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Published: 8 Apr 2016

William Shatner on the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

The original Star Trek "Captain" is coming to Calgary later this month for an appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. William Shatner joined Doug Dirks live on the phone.

Watch full video: CBC, 6 April, 2016 

Published: 8 Apr 2016

Crucible

ASSANE GUEYE, a Senegalese-born postdoctoral researcher at America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a student of systems. He studies the multiple networks of communications that hold cities together, and feels that a new scientific discipline is needed to describe these systems of systems. He hopes to create one.

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Published: 8 Apr 2016

Montreal's Pizzeria No 900 Adds Three New Franchises

The pizza that a Montreal food critic declared the best in the city a year ago is about to become much more widely available. And not just to Montrealers. No 900, the pizzeria concept from Dominic Bujold, the founder of Sushi Shop, and pizzaiolo Alexandre Brunet (late of Stromboli and Mangiafoco), will soon expand with three new franchises, slated for the Marriott hotel on Peel, the Faubourg Boisbriand, and Quebec City.

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Published: 8 Apr 2016

New Protein Bar Inspired by Surfing Culture

Venice Beach, long known for its surfing culture, is now home to a new food product inspired by those who ride the waves: Carve Bar. The company launched in mid-March and is currently selling its first product, a chocolate chip cookie dough protein bar, on its website. Manufactured in Oakland, two more flavors of the Carve Bar are on the horizon, as is mass distribution in Southern California....

Published: 8 Apr 2016

Self-directed coaching for McGill employees and teams

Co-developed by Professor Henry Mintzberg and McGill grad Phil LeNir, CoachingOurselvesis a tool for sparking employee discussion and growth. It’s found success across Canada and around the world, and if you’re a McGill employee, you can use it for free to grow, network, and help achieve your full professional potential.

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

Obama: ‘No difference between capitalism and communism’

Hard to know what is more shocking: A president of the United States stating in a Buenos Aires speech last week that there is “no difference between capitalism and communism, choose whatever works” (see video link in the endnote) or the fact that this statement has not received coverage.

Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill University’s Desautels faculty of Management. The article draws on his Force of Finance. 

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

The Debate: Standalone Business Schools vs Management Faculties

The strength of business schools within universities

Business schools that are established within universities benefit from an ability to offer students a broad scope of opportunities and experiences. These environments have larger faculties with greater diversity, more ongoing research projects and extensive resources, and a wider variety of programs.

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

History of Bangladesh: First Decade

The first decade's history of Bangladesh is most consequential but often politically coloured. This historical commentary is different in two respects. First, it recounts the decade through the lens of ordinary citizens whose perception is truer than reality in politics. Second, it avoids straitjacketing of history by simultaneously acknowledging the contributions of a regime and drawing lessons from its mistakes.       

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

Who’s News: Alfred Sanzari promotes,ResiModel hires

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced that it has elected ten new partners and promoted eight new special counsel, effective March 1, 2016. The following lawyers were elected partners:

...Andrea Gede-Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in New York. She received a BA from Mount Allison University and an LLB, BCL and MBA from McGill University.

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

Anthony Yip: The Face Behind Lines Photography

Meet the man behind the lens! Anthony Yip is the photographer behind Lines Photography. With a sharp finger, serious eye for lighting, and a perfectly themed Instagram page with almost 25,000 followers, this is one up-and-coming Montreal photographer to look out for. Read on to find out how to get the perfect shot, why Anthony wants to photogrpah Lady Gaga, and his take on selfies (yep, we went there). 

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

Networking For Introverts: A Cheetah At A Lion's Game

This post was cowritten with Daniel Metlitski, a senior at McGill University.

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

Les FinTech en effervescence

Alors que c’est la semaine du Money 2020 en Europe, la plus grande conférence européenne sur les FinTech, penchons-nous sur ce groupe de compagnies qui veut réinventer une des industries les plus haïes d’Amérique du Nord, selon leDailyFinance. 

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

Restaurant Week is back – bigger than ever!

Cornwall Ontario - Cornwall's best chefs have gone all out to create some unique meals for Restaurant Week, and the winners are those patrons lucky enough to score a reservation at one of the 12 participating restaurants.

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Published: 6 Apr 2016

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