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

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 

Published: 17 Feb 2014

Advances in Sustainable Agriculture: Solar-powered Irrigation Systems in Pakistan

Usman W. Chohan is a consultant with the World Bank Institute in the field of Social Accountability, and is pursuing an MBA at Desautels with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He was invited to the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council site at Fatehjang to analyze their sustainability initiatives, including their highly promising Solar-powered Irrigation Systems.

Published: 12 Feb 2014

Crunch Time for the Insect-Eating Entrepreneurs

The sight of bilios celebrities gagging on anything from witchetty grubs to cockroaches is a staple of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. But could edible insects offer a solution to world hunger? That is the million dollar award-winning business idea of a team of MBAs. 

... Mohammed Ashour (26), Gabriel Mott (37), Jesse Pearlstein (29), Shobhita Soor (24), and Zev Thompson (31) are championing the consumption of insects such as grasshoppers as an affordable, safe and accessible food source. 

Published: 12 Feb 2014

The Business Case for Effective CSR in India

In April this year, mandatory CSR contributions will come into action as the Company Bill 2012 becomes law in India.

Published: 12 Feb 2014

McGill Dobson Cup Boot Camp

The McGill Dobson Cup (MDC) Start-UP Boot Camp is all about action, training, knowledge, and collaboration. You will learn from successful start-UP veterans, students, lawyers, as well as, through interactive activities with your peers. Keep your eyes open for potential business partners, they are all around you! 

Published: 12 Feb 2014

Male (Job) Insecurity

The long debate over whether America has gotten more economically unequal in the last few decades is over; all but the most recalcitrant acknowledge it. (As a recent New York Times story reported, sharp-eyed salesmen have acted on this reality, increasingly marketing to the top few percent.) The economic argument has now shifted to whether average Americans have nonetheless done alright even as the rich have become super-rich. Here one detects a subtle difference in vocabulary. Defenders of the broadening inequality insist that average family incomes have been nonetheless increasing.

Published: 12 Feb 2014

When Clever People do Silly Things with Money

Many years in investment banking taught McGill University Professor Gregory Vit that risky decisions ‘happened’ far more frequently than they were thoughtfully ‘made’.

We asked Professor Vit about this and his new book 'The Risk in Risk Management' in which he addresses risk management in financial organizations.

Published: 11 Feb 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Do Quiet Leaders Succeed? By Earning Respect

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks with Pierre Boivin, CEO of Claridge Inc.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, February 11, 2014

Published: 11 Feb 2014

Religious Communities Keep Companies from Sinning

Here’s a stock tip you’re unlikely to hear from your broker: For a safe bet, invest in firms with headquarters in cities and regions where residents go to church.

... A long-term study of senior managers and high-ranking professionals who worked a shorter work-week found few differences in their career outcomes compared to those of their colleagues who went back to full-time work.

Published: 11 Feb 2014

Trei Modele Culturale

Professor Roxana Barbulescu's article is featured in Business Magazin, one of the leading business magazines in Romania. 

Read full article (in Romanian): Business Magazin, February 3, 2014 

Published: 6 Feb 2014

‘Hot Cities’ Tour Takes Business Students to Mongolia

More than 40 students and alumni from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University are visiting Mongolia this March, to help them understand the realities of doing business in a fledgling emerging market.

... Mia Bernhardt, a student organiser for the trip, says:

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Nike Ran With the Notion of Environmental Sustainability

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Glen Dowell, associate professor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, February 3, 2014

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lands at YVR

Excitement is taking off today for aviation lovers; the first scheduled service to use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner has made its arrival at YVR this morning; it was a Japan Airlines flight arriving from Tokyo.

... Aviation expert Karl Moore with McGill University says it’s a game changer.

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Heenan Blaikie Collapse a Lesson for Other Law Firms, Expert Says

Other Canadian law firms would do well to examine this week’s implosion of Montreal-based Heenan Blaikie LLP to determine if they are in similar danger of collapse, according to one expert.

Published: 6 Feb 2014

Why Female Managers Are in Short Supply?

It took Mary Barra more than three decades at General Motors to become the company’s first female chief executive. Even then we celebrated a woman reaching the pinnacle of her profession. The same happened again when Inga Beale became Lloyd's of London's first female CEO in the company’s 325-year history.

-Article by Lisa Cohen

Read full article: Financial, February 4, 2014

Published: 6 Feb 2014

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