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A concept for a world free of political bullies

In an op-ed piece for the Globe and Mail, Desautels’ Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies Henry Mintzberg decries what he calls our “era of bullies,” naming Trump, Putin and other strong-arm politicians as examples, and asks if we really have to put up with this.

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Published: 1 Mar 2017

Corruption, accountability and a bridge in Bangladesh

Desautels Faculty of Management Finance Professor Mo Chaudhury writes for The Daily Star that the court case surrounding the Padma Bridge project in Bangladesh —which has snared the World Bank, SNC-Lavalin and the Bangladeshi government —has only served to highlight the need for greater accountability across the board in large development projects.

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Published: 28 Feb 2017

The philosopher and the tycoon, how Eric Hoffer Predicted the last election

In an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Desautels Finance Professor Reuven Brenner examines the 1970 essay Whose Country Is America? by Eric Hoffer. Professor Brenner looks at how the essay seems to have predicted the tenor of the last US presidential election, as well as the histrionics that have rocked America since.

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Published: 28 Feb 2017

Adventurous CEOs make great innovators

According to a study performed in part by Desautels Assistant Professor of Accounting Jingjing Zhang, when it comes to chasing innovation, companies with risk-loving CEOs tend to pursue more original projects and “generate more patents with greater market impact than their peers.” This is because thrill-seeking personalities tend to be more open to new ideas, which translates well into the business space.

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Published: 28 Feb 2017

Macroeconomics, accountability and the 2008 financial crisis

In a recent essay for the inaugural issue of American Affairs, Desautels Faculty of Management professor Reuven Brenner writes that it is time to drop the macroeconomic myths that have been damaging us for decades, and put accountability back at the centre of our economy....

Published: 24 Feb 2017

Bloomberg Prize winner motivates kids and families towards better health

The Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health is a $50,000 award for research that can influence North Americans’ well-being. It is partially administered by the Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Published: 24 Feb 2017

From the Dean's Desk: The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

On behalf of the Desautels Faculty of Management, I wish to congratulate the deserving recipients of the 2017 Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA'86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Company, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom'76, DPA'78), President - Aldo Group Intern...

Published: 23 Feb 2017

CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship

Congratulations to BCom student Stephanie Ng-Lun, recipient of this year’s Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year Futures Fund Scholarship. Award recipients from across Canada were present in Toronto this week to attend a leadership session and special reception held in their honor, as well as to participate in Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award Gala Dinner, which recognized Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Professor Brenner marks launch of American Affairs

Professor Reuven Brenner of the Desautels Faculty of Management was in Manhattan, NY on February 21 to mark the inauguration of American Affairs, a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought for which he is a contributing writer and serves on the Advisory Board. The launch was hosted at the Harvard Club with guests such as Peter Thiel, former CEO and Co-Founder of PayPal.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Dobson Cup hopefuls: 40 startups through to 2017 finals

The Semi-finals of the McGill Dobson Cup 2017 powered by National Bank are over, and of the 121 teams that competed, 40 of them are still standing....

Published: 23 Feb 2017

Student events and the McGill context

The McGill context can be a make-or-break thing when it comes to the University’s ability to take disciplinary action in the case of breach of the Code of Student Conduct at an event that is only peripherally McGill-related. In the latest McGill Tribune, Dean of Students Christopher Buddle points out that events held off-campus by faculty student societies (which are separate legal entities) may not be McGill jurisdiction.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

“Omnichannel” is the keyword for personalized shopping in 2017

From last year’s emphasis on personalized in-store shopping, Desautels alumnus and Salesfloor CEO Oscar Sachs (MBA'99) writes that many retailers are kicking up their online game for 2017 by integrating sales associates into their web-based services. Look for suggestions based on your buying habits to come over online chat or email. Or even artificial intelligence: according to the article, some retailers are testing chatbots and other technologies.

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Published: 23 Feb 2017

Questions pour un patron: du commerce électronique aux boutiques BonLook

Buying new glasses? A Desautels alumna is changing how you may do it

In a recent interview for La Presse, BonLook CEO and Desautels alumna Sophie Boulanger (BCom'03) discusses how BonLook is shaking up the industry,  the value of designing and producing product rather than being a multi-brand retailer, and using social-media influencers as an integral part of her marketing strategy....

Published: 23 Feb 2017

Celebrating Management Achievement

The Desautels Management Achievement Awards

Members of the Desautels community came together in February to celebrate this year’s recipients of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (DMAA), Mitch Garber (BA’86), CEO, Caesars Acquisition Corporation, and Norman Jaskolka (BCom’76, DPA’78), President - Aldo Group International, The Aldo Group Inc.

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Published: 22 Feb 2017

Sustainability Projects Fund Internship

Looking for part-time work where you can geek out in spreadsheets and flex your organization skills? Consider joining the McGill Office of Sustainability team as a Sustainability Projects Fund (SPF) Administrative Intern!

Published: 21 Feb 2017

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