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EMBA students take to radio to talk about community involvement

EMBA participant Leanne Bayer is the executive director of West Island Community Shares (WICS), a non-profit based in the West Island that fundraises to support smaller non-profits....

Published: 12 Oct 2017

Boeing is on a mission to quell backlash

Following the imposition of heavy duties on Bombardier products by the U.S. Government, the Canadian Government has responded with a pledge to cancel an order of fighter jets from Boeing.

In the hopes of mending ruptured ties, Boeing has launched a PR campaign that Desautels professor Karl Moore critiques as a misuse of funds that would have been better allocated toward making superior aircrafts.

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Published: 12 Oct 2017

Announcement of Knight Therapeutics CFO resignation

Knight Therapeutics has announced the resignation of its chief financial officer, as the company’s president and Desautels International Faculty Advisory Board member, Samira Sakhia (BCom’90, DPA’94, MBA’01), takes on the additional responsibility of CFO.

In doing so, Sakhia will leverage her 14 years of prior experience as CFO for Paladin Labs Inc.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Moving away from sports analogies in business

A piece for Forbes.com argues that good management is not akin to a competitive sport, and that managing a company as if it were can yield disastrous results. The sports analogy often used in business promotes the extreme use of resources to create rapid growth, which seems to invariably lead to collapse.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Citron hits Shopify in short attack, Professor Lester weighs in

Shopify recently came out in defense of its business model following an attack on the company by short seller Andrew Left of Citron. According to Desautels professor Kenneth Lester, short sellers actually do an investigative service by exposing information about companies that might have otherwise been strategically concealed; though he remains wary of the insider trading sometimes tied to shorts.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

EMBA alumnus on her journey to the top of the PR world

As the general manager at Edelman Montréal, Eve Laurier (EMBA'11) recently sat down to share some insights into building a successful career in the PR world. She credits her MBA studies with helping her to attain the focus needed to take her career further, and her father as a major source of motivation.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Desautels makes mark at Unleash 2017

In response to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the United Nations, Unleash 2017 assembled youth from across all continents to Denmark for ten days of untethered ideation to help resolve some of the world’s most persistent issues.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

In the midst of change comes reassurance for SFL

As with any major organisation, reassessing the services offered in relation to market demand and future directions is key to remaining competitive and relevant.

According to Michael Rogers (EMBA’17), Vice President Business Development, Insurance Solutions at Desjardins, this will be the scope of the proposed restructuring at SFL. He also maintains that SFL will not be absorbed under Desjardins as the restructuring evolves. 

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

The next frontier for the Business of Fashion? Podcasts.

Podcasts have become an integral part of people’s daily media browsing, and the Business of Fashion’s Founder and Editor-in Chief, Imran Amed (BCom'97), is set to expand into this influential platform.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

McGill-Notman partnership takes McGill startups one step further

Established under the McGill Innovation Collective, the McGill-Notman partnership offers short-term residencies to startup cofounders affiliated with McGill either as students, alumni, or as staff or researchers.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

Revered chef Antonio Park on his upbringing and unshakable work ethic

Montreal-based chef Antonio Park is behind some of the city’s most renowned restaurants, including Park, Lavandaria, and Jatoba. In a recent interview with Desautels professor Karl Moore, Park revealed that he always knew he wanted to be a chef and that his unique blend of flavours comes from a deep understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.

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Published: 11 Oct 2017

UK business and the need for introverted leadership

Research has shown that organizations worldwide are recognizing the strengths that introverts can bring to leadership positions. Britain, on the other hand, continues to favour exclusively extroverted personalities in its C-Suite.

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Published: 6 Oct 2017

Karl Moore hosts McGill Provost as latest guest on CEO Series

Provost Christopher Manfredi of McGill University recently joined Desautels professor Karl Moore on his CEO Series radio show to talk about his responsibilities as provost, as well as the defining aspects and future directions of McGill.

Along the way, he shared insights on his career trajectory and how his interest in politics ignited a career in academia that he did not initially foresee.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

Does Bombardier’s fate lie with Alstom-Siemens?

In an address to the French National Assembly, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance, suggested that the Alstom-Siemens alliance is destined to expand to include eventually Bombardier.

Professor Karl Moore weighs in on these speculations, stating that there is reason to believe that the future of rail manufacturing will be reserved for the bigger players.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

Peter High on strategy, adaptation and integrative thinking

In a piece for Forbes.com, Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, cites Professor Henry Mintzberg to assert that societal change has always been perceived as occurring at lightning speed, and that it is common tendency to believe that the present is different from the past, as it is unresolved by nature.

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Published: 5 Oct 2017

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