Brian Scudamore got the idea that led to 1-800-GOT-JUNK while sitting at a McDonald’s drive-through at the age of 18, and has since built his company to the largest junk-removal service in the world, as well as the centrepiece of a group of companies that cover everything from house painting to moving services. How did he do it? In conversation with Desautels Faculty of Management Associate Professor Karl Moore, Mr Scudamore dishes on his drive to succeed, his razor-sharp focus and how he keeps his job fun.
A new study out of the Faculty of Management at McGill University suggests that while Canadian law firms talk a good “innovation” game, little innovation is actually taking place.
McGill law and MBA student Aly Háji conducted the study under the supervision of management professor Karl Moore. Háji also received “mentorship support and guidance” from Mike Ross and strategy consulting boutique, Juniper.
In 2006, Professor Karl Moore led McGill students to Omaha, Nebraska to learn from legendary investment guru, Warren Buffett. Given the tremendous success of the first visit, the Desautels Faculty of Management, along with Professor Moore, gave twenty students from Desautels another opportunity to meet with Mr. Buffett on January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day in the U.S.
Kevin O’Leary’s business history back in spotlight after entering race for Conservative Party leader
Kevin O’Leary’s sales pitch for himself as Conservative Party leader revolves around one main argument: He understands business and the economy better than the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
...There are two ways to look at the SoftKey saga: O’Leary may have built a company that turned out to be a lemon, but McGill University management professor Karl Moore pointed out he came out on top.
Karl Moore, Associate Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
Interviewed by Karl Moore
Asheesh Advani, 45, is president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement Worldwide, one of the largest NGOs in the world, dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-force readiness.
In the Silicon Valley, many senior leaders are introverted—in fact, many more than in most other industries we’ve studied in our research of over 200 C-Suite Executives. There are some great lessons that we can learn about introverts from the Valley.
Consumers have greater access to air travel than ever before, but with long lines, uncomfortable seats and additional fees now commonplace for most travellers, it s tempting to long for a time when things were simpler.
...An obvious person to ask for help on understanding how to deal with introverts is fellow extrovert Professor Karl Moore of McGill University, whose work on the treatment of introverts in the corporate environment has gained much attention, including in this popular Economist article. He combines real-world experience with academic thinking, which has led him to publish 28 refereed journal articles and ten books, leading to over 1,950 Google Scholar cites.
La bataille qui a ponctué les 20 dernières années recommence : après l’avoir évoqué il y a quelques mois, le Brésil a confirmé lundi qu’il se tournera vers l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) au sujet des appuis gouvernementaux reçus par le constructeur Bombardier, lequel répond n’avoir rien à se reprocher. Son concurrent brésilien, Embraer, est ravi.