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The website of the World Retail Congress, which just concluded its annual confab in France, asks “Why Paris in 2014?”

Why, indeed, British retail CEO Andy Street might have asked. The chief of department store chain John Lewis made his way to the conference last week to receive the award for Best Omnichannel Retailer (No, we don’t know what that means, either).

... A big voice in philanthropy

Published: 14 Oct 2014

Entrepreneur stretches herself by opening fitness studios

It has been a journey of nearly a decade and it’s not over yet, but for Alexandra Schwartz, starting her own business lets her Breathe.

... Ms. Schwartz made her move into her own business after working for a dozen years as a manager and buyer for Italian designer Gianni Versace, then getting her MBA at McGill University in Montreal. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to work at American Apparel’s headquarters.

Published: 14 Oct 2014

2014 Canadian Business Ultimate MBA Guide

Read Desautels' full profile in the 2014 Canadian Business Ultimate MBA Guide:

Canadian Business, Fall 2014

Published: 10 Oct 2014

Universities experiment with their own MOOCs

Some three years after the first U.S. MOOC was launched to great fanfare, massive open online courses are becoming part of the higher-ed mainstream. Some of the largest Canadian universities are expanding their course offerings and applying the lessons they learn to the benefit of paying, on-campus students.

Published: 9 Oct 2014

The First Year’s Guide to U0 Management

By Michelle Sung

You've just come off the high of graduating high school and enjoying summer. Now, you’re thrust into a new city, a new school and plenty of new faces. After the chaos of frosh and O-Week have passed, you’re eager to start your management career off on the right foot. Luckily for you, I’ve compiled a guide to help you survive your first year at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published: 9 Oct 2014

Guy Hachey Named to Hexcel Corporation's Board of Directors

Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL)(BOURSE:HXL) today announced that Mr. Guy Hachey will be joining its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Hachey will serve on Hexcel's Compensation Committee.

Published: 9 Oct 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Why it’s harder today to build trust on teams

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to Mark Mortensen, a former colleague at McGill, who is now at [international business school] Insead.

How are teams different today than five or 10 years ago? How have they evolved?

Published: 9 Oct 2014

Dr Devi Singh, Ex-Dir IIML designated new Vice Chancellor JKLU

JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur has announced the joining of Dr Devi Singh, Ex director IIM Lucknow as the new Vice Chancellor of JKLU. Welcoming Dr Singh as their new Vice Chancellor JKLU says “A strong proponent and practitioner of the Industry-academia interface, Dr. Singh brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience that will serve as an inspiration to JKLU faculty and students alike. We are sure that JKLU will achieve added heights of academic rigour, research focus and education excellence under his astute guidance.”

Published: 7 Oct 2014

Honduras government, ASJ and Transparency International sign agreement for transparency

Transparency International (TI), its national chapter in Honduras, Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (ASJ), and the Government of the Republic of Honduras signed a collaboration agreement today aimed at promoting and encouraging transparency and accountability, combatting corruption in the country and strengthening the institutions that make up the national integrity system.

Published: 7 Oct 2014

Millennials Work For Purpose, Not Paycheck

Article by Karl Moore and Sienna Zampino

Published: 6 Oct 2014

The evolution of the Quartier de l’innovation’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

In light of the 2008 financial crisis, fostering entrepreneurship has increasingly moved toward the forefront of economic development and city planning. Beyond acting as an important driver of innovation, employment, and productivity growth, entrepreneurship has also been hailed by some as filling the void between wages and living standards. But when we turn to examples of spontaneous entrepreneurial successes in Silicon Valley, is there a specific set of conditions under which these start-ups thrive and attract venture capital?

Published: 2 Oct 2014

Everything you Need to Know About Eating Insects

With a growing world population and diminishing resources, we explore the sustainable option of edible insects. 

What do you think about entomphagy? Tell us about it!

Watch the video.

Published: 2 Oct 2014

Évoluer pour affronter la concurrence

Il y a quelques décennies, apposer les trois lettres MBA (Master of Business Administration) à son nom faisait le plus grand effet auprès des employeurs. Maintenant, les programmes se sont multipliés, les diplômés MBA sont nombreux et il faut creuser davantage pour connaître la valeur réelle du diplôme.

... Employabilité

Published: 2 Oct 2014

Premier Paul Davis Unveils New Cabinet, Innovative Approach

Heralding significant positive change, the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, introduced his first Cabinet at Government House today.

... Hon. Steve Kent, Member for Mount Pearl North 

Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University.

Published: 2 Oct 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: Becoming captain of the gluten-free category

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to Steven Singer, who is founder and [former] CEO of Glutino, which is one of the first companies to [move into] the gluten-free marketplace. [Mr. Singer has recently gone on to found startup Live.Love.Snack].

... Steven, you are a serial entrepreneur, what is the heart of an entrepreneur? How is it different than the heart, the mind, of a corporate type?

Published: 2 Oct 2014

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