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A Europe losing cohesion

Ever since France's defeat in 1870-1 in the Franco-Prussian war, when military strength was identified with numerical superiority, demography, language and culture have become permanent parts of, and, at times, the focus of French politics. 

Published: 4 Jun 2014

Slowing Down a Faster Game - Lessons from the Montreal Canadiens On How To Win

When you go from the minors to the big leagues the game really speeds up. Athletes often mention this with a sense of awe in their voice. Partly it is that they are playing with and against the “greats” of the game; they can’t believe they are on the ice with Martin St. Louis and PK. Partly it is that the game is simply and noticeably faster. I play beer league hockey and when I go to a Canadiens game I am always amazed at how much faster they are on the ice.

Published: 23 May 2014

Igniting the Spark of Innovation

From duct tape to smartphones, every great innovation started with a simple idea. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and donors, some of the game-changing ideas of the future are taking shape right now in the annual McGill Dobson Cup start-up competition.

... “We’ve had 450 participants in the previous three years, and have helped create 28 start-ups: they’re employing people, generating revenues, and attracting investors. That’s very exciting,” says Professor Gregory Vit, BCom’80, Director of the Dobson Centre.

Published: 23 May 2014

New FCPAs

On March 13, 2014, the Order’s Board of Directors awarded the title of FCPA to nine exceptional members.
Published: 23 May 2014

 I'll Have an MBA with Engineering on Top ...

Jill Russell completed a master’s in management straight after her undergraduate degree. So two decades later, when the 43-year-old started thinking about boosting her qualifications to embark on her next career step, she felt that the most obvious choice — an MBA — would be like going over old ground.

... With that in mind, she decided on an international master's in practising management, an alternative to an MBA that is taught across five sites - at Lancaster University in the UK, but also at business schools in India, China, Brazil and Canada.

Published: 23 May 2014

An Eco-friendly Exodus: Heavy Industry in Beijing 环保政策

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 Economics and Urbanization Trends in Asia.

Published: 23 May 2014

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

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