Quick Links

External

The pursuit of happiness through the ages

Thu, 2017-03-30 12:36

Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner gave a lecture as part of the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II’s series on Moral Capitalism, in which he explored the concept of the pursuit of happiness, as first codified in the US’s 1776 Declaration of Independence. He goes into the fact that the Declaration’s use of the term was no more than a promise to set up a legal framework that would let people try their luck or live happily — without even trying to classify just what that happiness meant.

Source Site: /desautels

Improving innovation policy

Thu, 2017-03-30 12:24

During a debate hosted in part by the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland, Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner explores the military origins of venture capital, as well as the associated National Defence Education Act, which he blames for starting the decline he sees in the quality of university education.

Source Site: /desautels

RESOLVED: Issue with Library's WorldCat Catalogue and link resolver

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:34

Update, March 30 3:10pm: Our partner company is continuing to investigate the causes of today’s WorldCat service interruption. However, searches in McGill’s WorldCat are working once again.

We are currently experiencing difficulties with the Library's WorldCat Catalogue  & our link resolver. EZproxy & QuestionPoint do not seem to be affected. Our partner company is working on a fix.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.

Category:
Source Site: /library
Classified as: 

Shoes, economics and entrepreneurship: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:27

John Tamny starts his review of Nike founder Phil Knight’s eminently enjoyable memoir, Shoe Dog, with a quote by Desautels Professor Reuven Brenner that macroeconomics is a “tautology and a myth, a dangerous one at that, sustaining that prosperity is necessarily linked to territory, national units and government spending in general.” He then goes into why the book’s author would likely agree with Professor Brenner. Indeed, Nike’s continued existence is partly a product of an integrated global economy.

Source Site: /desautels

myCourses monthly downtime for August 2017

Sun, 2017-08-13 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, August 13, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Source Site: /it

myCourses monthly downtime for July 2017

Sun, 2017-07-09 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, July 9, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Source Site: /it

myCourses monthly downtime for June 2017

Sun, 2017-06-11 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, June 11, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Source Site: /it

Social Media for Startups: a workshop to build from

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:23

At the last of this season’s McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship workshops, participants were treated to an in-depth understanding of what social media can do for startups. The workshop, led in part by Desautels Marketing and Communications Coordinator Véronique Beaulieu-Fowler, delved into best practices for solidifying a company’s online presence. It can be broken down into several factors, touching on everything from keeping up the quality of one’s social-media content to understanding one’s audience.

Source Site: /desautels

myCourses monthly downtime for May 2017

Sun, 2017-05-14 01:00 - 07:00

myCourses will be unavailable on Sunday, May 14, from 1 am to 7 am during scheduled monthly maintenance.

Source Site: /it