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Gentle Stewardship

Humility is the key to ‘good’ leadership and the antidote to those models of ‘heroic’ leadership that were always doomed to fail, writes Sharon Turnbull.

Published: 21 May 2014

Extending Empathy Is Key to Human Survival, Says Academic

Society needs to undergo an empathic revolution if we are to survive as a species, says Anita Nowak of McGill University speaking at PINC 15 in the Netherlands.

There is a spectrum of empathy, says Nowak, with pity at one end, empathy at the other and compassion and sympathy somewhere in between.

Read full article: Wired, May 20, 2014 

Published: 21 May 2014

Air Canada to Take Delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliner

After waiting seven years, Air Canada executives will finally head to Seattle this weekend to pick up a Boeing 787 plane, the first of 37 Dreamliners on order.

... McGill University business professor Karl Moore believes the Dreamliner gives Air Canada a competitive edge against Canadian rivals.

WestJet is looking to expand into international markets, with a possible wide-body fleet eventually. It is beginning service to Dublin next month, but because it is using Boeing 737 planes, flights from Toronto require a stop in St. John’s.

Published: 21 May 2014

Airline Charges

Guest host Piya Chattopadhyay spoke with Karl Moore. He is an Associate Professor of Strategy at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. For more on this story, tune in to The National on CBC Television tonight. Susan Bonner will look at why extra fees seem tied to the future of air travel. 

Listen to full interview: CBC, May 19, 2014

Published: 21 May 2014

McGill Shows Its Colours in Supporting Les Canadiens

Just a week after upsetting the heavily-favoured Boston Bruins in a thrilling seven-game series in the second round of the NHL playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens find themselves in tough against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. 

... Students of the Chartered Professional Accounting Program at the Desautels Faculty of Management and program staff show their support for the Habs.

Published: 21 May 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Start-up Mentality: Take an Idea and Run with It

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to three McGill students, soon to be alumni: Sebastian Dragnea, Charles-Edouard Desmarais and Brian Luong (BCom'13). 

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 20, 2014

Published: 21 May 2014

The Art of War and Business Leadership in China - 孙子兵法

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 Leadership Models for China and the Art of War, for the course Business Leadership in China at the Tsinghua SEM.

Published: 16 May 2014

Farm to Family (and, Hopefully, Health and Wealth)

When you think about efforts to improve global health, your mind is likely to turn to medical interventions: vaccines, health worker training, supplies, health infrastructure improvements and the like. But ensuring the health and well-being for low-income and vulnerable communities throughout the world often requires much more.

Published: 16 May 2014

Former CEO Of The Montreal Canadiens On Managing Superstars

Today is start of the Montreal Canadiens vs the New York Rangers series to decide which team goes on to the Stanley Cup final. This is a big deal in Montreal – we are a hockey mad city! It was last in 1993 that we had a cup grace our town. In this blog post I am delighted to speak with Pierre Boivin who spent 11 years as the CEO of the Montreal Canadiens and is now CEO of Claridge INC., the Bronfman Family office here in Montreal.

-Article by Karl Moore 

Published: 16 May 2014

The Ubiquitous City – Songdo (송도)

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Global Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics and Management (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on the “Ubiquitous  City” of Songdo, South Korea, where he was based in early May, 2014 as part of an analysis of Urbanization Trends in Asia.

Published: 13 May 2014

Talking Management: Incentives the Best Way to Fix What’s Ailing Greece

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Michael Jacobides, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship from the London Business School.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 13, 2014 

Published: 13 May 2014

McGill Alumni Association Celebrates Top Volunteers and Student Leaders

The McGill Alumni Association (MAA) celebrated some of its most dedicated alumni and volunteers at its annual Honours and Awards Banquet tonight. Student leaders, graduates who have had a significant impact on alumni life and the community, and volunteers with outstanding records of service to McGill were honoured at a banquet held at the Omni Mont-Royal Hotel in Montreal.

Published: 9 May 2014

Step Aside Fashion Week – Habs Fashion Is Taking Over Montreal

You don’t have to walk far down the streets of Montreal to see what’s on everyone’s mind. Habs fans all over the city are boasting their hockey pride with that red, white and blue.

From keeping it simple to going all out, playoff fashion has taken on a life of its own.

... Robert Soroka, a Marketing professor from the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management, insists the symbolism of “the jersey” is all about wanting to be a part of that famous team spirit.

Published: 9 May 2014

Jacob Files for Bankruptcy

Women’s clothing retailer Jacob has filed for bankruptcy and will be liquidating inventory at all 92 of its stores across Canada in the coming weeks. Jamie Orchard talks with Karl Moore, a professor in McGill University’s Faculty of Management about Montreal’s retail industry.

Watch full interview: Global Montreal, May 7, 2014 

Published: 9 May 2014

Warren Buffett and Tech Stocks: Why Doesn't the Oracle's 'Common Joe' Portfolio Include Apple or Google?

With Mr. Buffett's annual celebration last weekend and some grumbling about his failure to beat the market in four of the last five years, people keep reminding me of a piece I wrote in 1996 for Dow Jones about Buffett's portfolio. 

... Reuven Brenner holds the Repap Chair at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, serves on the Board of McGill's Pension Fund, and is a member of its investment committee. Brenner's last book is World of Chance (2008).

Published: 9 May 2014

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