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Immobilier résidentiel: printemps post-électoral à Montréal

Maintenant que la saison froide - et surtout la campagne électorale - est terminée, l'industrie immobilière anticipe un certain redressement du marché ce printemps à Montréal.

«On prévoit que le prochain trimestre sera probablement beaucoup plus fort que celui qu'on vient de vivre, là, maintenant que les élections et l'hiver sont derrière nous, a fait valoir à La Presse Affaires Dominic St-Pierre (EMBA'14), directeur de Royal LePage pour le Québec. Il y a des signes encourageants.»

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Canada’s Bensadoun Becomes Billionaire Selling Aldo Shoes

Tanya Graber, a resident of Switzerland, researched fashion retailer Aldo on the Internet before her vacation to New York City.

“We saw these handbags and we wanted to buy these handbags,” Graber said, gesturing to the camel-colored leather model on the checkout counter at the company’s store on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

... The retailer has a value of $1.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, making Aldo’s executive chairman, Aldo Bensadoun (BCom'64, LLD'12), a billionaire.

Published: 11 Apr 2014

Surgery Not A Magic Cure For Obesity

It is alarming, but obesity has reached epidemic proportions in Kuwait. Oil has not only brought great wealth to the Gulf, but a huge change in lifestyle and food habits. Fast food, fast cars and everything else that money can buy has led to the rise of obesity so much so that today at least 88 percent of Kuwaitis are considered overweight. 

Published: 8 Apr 2014

Paladin Labs Founder Finds a New Knight

Entrepreneurs Jonathan Goodman (MBA'94) and Mark Beaudet built Paladin Labs Inc. from zero into a $3.2-billion international pharmaceuticals distributor in only 19 years.

Now Goodman, chairman of Paladin Labs when it was sold to Pennsylvania-based Endo Health Solutions Inc. on Feb. 28, has founded Knight Therapeutics Inc. in Montreal.

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Montreal Firm Formula Growth Makes Donation to Four Business Schools

Montreal-based investment firm Formula Growth Ltd. is hoping its $1.1-million gift to four business schools on Monday will inspire other private companies to help out the province’s struggling universities.

... Four Quebec business schools — Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Bishop’s University and HEC Montréal — got a much-needed private injection of funds with the $1.1-million donation, which is intended to foster entrepreneurship and innovative learning environments.

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Darren Entwistle to Step Aside as Telus CEO, President But Remain as Executive Chairman

Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) is stepping down as chief executive of Telus, but his influence in running the company he built from a regional telephone service into a $25-billion national wireless player will remain.

... McGill University professor Karl Moore said most CEOs leave after six to 10 years and don’t stick around as long as Entwistle.

“It may be a little long, but I wouldn’t be too critical of it because of the kind of change he has brought to Telus in the time that he has been there and been in charge,” he said.

Published: 2 Apr 2014

Malaysia Airlines : message de condoléances

L’Université McGill tient à offrir ses plus sincères condoléances aux parents et amis des passagers du vol MH370 de Malaysia Airlines, à bord duquel se trouvaient Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), diplômé de McGill âgé de 42 ans, et son épouse Xiaomo Bai, 37 ans.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but.

... When I first put this course together, I had a discussion with two academics I respect immensely, Prof. Morty Yalovsky of McGill (who used to be MY stats prof in my undergrad years) and Prof. Pete McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder (and co-author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code"). 

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Malaysian Airlines: message of condolences

McGill University wishes to express its deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, who included McGill graduate Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), 42, and his wife Xiaomo Bai, 37.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that according to data analysis, the plane crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 passengers. The plane, which was heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on March 8.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

LG Electronics changes tack for smartwatch battle with Samsung

Wearable devices are just starting to take off and global electronics companies are racing to release smartwatches ahead of rivals to capture a bigger slice of the emerging next-generation market.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Woulfe Mining Appoints Michel Gaucher as Chief Executive Officer

Woulfe Mining Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michel Gaucher (MBA'69) as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Gaucher replaces Hubert Marleau as CEO although Mr. Marleau remains a member of the Company's Board of Directors. The Company wishes to extend its gratitude to Mr. Marleau for his tenure as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Published: 19 Mar 2014

Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall.

Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal.

-Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

Published: 19 Mar 2014

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You're a Millennial or Eyeing Retirement, Here's What You Really Need to Get Right about Work

Ogilvy One's Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind.

Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories--from the first steps of entry-level millennials to the long journeys of Fortune 500 CEOs.

Published: 19 Mar 2014

"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus operandi: investing other people's money. Since 2008, students have been running a registered fund management firm called Desautels Capital Management that has about $3 million in assets.

Published: 5 Mar 2014

Henry Mintzberg’s Un-MBA Management Program

Lili Hall (IMPM'13) came across the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM) by chance. She had considered MBA programs before, but the standard options seemed too formulaic. “Every time I looked at the curriculum, I’d get sad,” she says. As the founder and CEO of KNOCK, inc., a creative agency, Hall had already enjoyed a lot of professional success. She wasn’t looking to switch industries or climb the corporate ladder. “For me, it was very personal,” she explains. “I wanted to be challenged personally, and obviously professionally.” 

Published: 28 Feb 2014

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