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Josée Fiset, co-founder and vice-president of Première Moisson, says she’s selling “wow!” But her Quebec bakery chain is peddling more than bread and exclamation points. It’s selling the art of better eating.
“Everyone [when they enter] feels at home,” Fiset says. What a good bookstore is to bibliophiles, Première Moisson is to foodies.
... Première Moisson entered the market at the perfect time, notes Minha Hwang, a McGill University professor who specializes in retailing.
The term “future leader” is frequently used to describe those with the potential to lead, but not quite yet. New grads entering the workforce, or individuals with one or two years of experience under their belts, seem destined to spend the next 10 years of their lives developing basic skills and climbing — slowly, inexorably — the rungs of their chosen career ladder. So what if you don’t want to spend years of your life preparing to be a leader? Simple: You don’t have to.
Talking Mangement with Karl Moore: Management Practices: Just Because Everyone Else Is Doing It Doesn’t Make It Right
Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Freek Vermeulen, a professor at the London Business School.
Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, September 3, 2013
In light of what is going on the Middle East, and the efforts of US Secretary of State John Kerry to restart negotiations to reach a ''two-state'' solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, it is worth briefly summarizing solutions I write about 30 years ago.
The efforts of the United States and Europe to bring about a "two-state" solution in the Middle East are incomprehensible.
-Article by Reuven Brenner
Read full article: Asia Times, September 5, 2013
While much attention is now paid to personalities of incoming central bankers, far less attention is paid to debating central banks' mandates in light of the unusual fiscal and financial intermediary roles they have been fulfilling since 2008.
The crisis revealed institutional voids that the central banks filled quickly. Such ventures by central banks have been tolerated in the past too: there is nothing new about quantitative easing (QE). The Fed practiced it during the 1940-51 under the Treasury's explicit command, though the technique had no name then.
According to every company I talk to, innovation is one of the keys to success moving forward. Without exception…. let me know if you can think of an exception. In most great businesses today, the executives need their people to bring outstanding, new ideas to life. However, the key question remains: how? A countless number of researchers and executives have developed their own methods of establishing innovation in the workplace; but is it about having idea-jams and giving lectures to your employees every few months, or rather integrating it as part of daily work flow?
A C$6.6 million gift from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation creates new student and faculty exchanges
between McGill and Shantou University in China
Last year, more than 800 Chinese students crossed the Pacific to attend McGill, making China the third largest source of international students for the University, behind only the United States and France. And that number is growing every year; in fact, it has more than doubled since 2007.
Myway Plus Corporation (Yokohama-shi, President Osamu Hoshino, MBA Japan'12), an expert in eco-car performance evaluation, has developed a quick test/evaluation equipment for highly efficient hybrid car (HV) motor. The equipment is targeted at Switch Reluctance (SR) motor testing and evaluation, which gives a reduction of 80% testing time. Many leading Japanese automobile companies have decided on this equipment.
On a TV above the blue neon-lit bar in Rangoon’s Tamwe Township, the hapless-looking Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger grimaced, sputtering an indiscernible obscenity, his hands resting forlornly on his hips.
The top 50 professors on Twitter – so ranked this month by online think tank LDRLB for their 140-character commentaries on research on leadership, innovation and strategy – include six from Canadian business schools.
The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.
... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.
My name is Mo Sedki and I’m an MBA Management Consulting intern with Accenture, based in the Calgary office.
When I started the MBA program at McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, I knew that I wanted to kick off my career in Management Consulting. I, however, had never worked as a consultant and had no prior experience working for a global company. So, when I was offered the opportunity to join Accenture in Calgary for 12 weeks, I was more than stoked!
Professor Vedat Verter talks to CHQR News Talk 770 Radio about crude oil shipments from the US to Canada.
Listen to full interview (select August 12, 2013 - 10:00 am, scroll to minute 35:00): CHQR News Talk 770 Radio, August 12, 2013
In March 2011, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released The Evolving IP Marketplace: Aligning Patent Notice and Remedies with Competition, its antitrust policy review of the patent marketplace in which it unveiled the term “patent assertion entities” (PAEs) as a substitute for the derisive term “patent trolls.”
La catastrophe de Lac-Mégantic a ravivé les inquiétudes liées au projet canado-américain de transport d'uranium sous forme liquide. Devant les craintes soulevées, le gouvernement Harper réplique que l'entente vise à " réduire la menace que pose le terrorisme international". Mais il ne dit mot des conséquences possibles, un silence radioactif qui ne rassure pas les experts, étant donné les carences de Transports Canada en matière de transport des marchandises dangereuses.