Desautels Faculty of Management news
Congratulations to MBA students, Aman Aroa, Timothy Lane, Santiago Monroy, and Jose Nunez Gutierrez, who were awarded second place in the Business for a Better World case competition. The team has been working since October on designing a global equity portfolio that advances the UN’s sustainable development goals, which culminated with a presentation in Davos, Switzerland on January 19th to a panel of high-profile judges.
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.
Long before the post-election political maelstrom we’re now experiencing in the U.S. and in many countries around the world, I wrote about four types of organizational political arenas.
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Marco Goguen has joined the company's executive team as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He brings over 20 years of experience as an investment banker, private equity investor and entrepreneur. Prior to joining MTI, Mr. Goguen was Co-Head of the Clean Technology Group at National Bank Financial and was responsible for all investment banking services to energy and industrial technology companies.
Durant les dernières semaines, Guy Nantel, Louis-José Houde, Réal Béland, François Massicotte et Joël Legendre ont tous annoncé la naissance d’un nouveau spectacle solo en 2017. Le Journal a fait le décompte: pas moins de 22 nouveaux spectacles d’humour prendront la route cette année, s’ajoutant à la quinzaine déjà en tournée. La compétition sera féroce.
McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management has earned top marks in the annual QS Global 250 Business Schools Report, putting the Faculty in the same category as institutions such as Harvard Business School and London Business School. In particular, the Faculty earned high marks for employability of its graduates, international academic reputation and research excellence. Read full article: McGill Reporter, January 17, 2017
As the new semester rolls in, so does a new textbook-exchanging app. Venndor, founded by recent McGill graduates Anthony Heinrich, Julien Marlatt and Tynan Davis, is a classifieds app with the goal of helping students buy and sell textbooks without the need for haggling or negotiating prices.
Form follows function. The philosophy that drives nature also drives business school re-design, especially in Canada. The focus? Creating student community. Why the push? Business schools recognize that the sprawling university model doesn’t reflect the 21st-century business model of community, collaboration, and innovation. Instead, they reflect insular and disjointed approaches. Many current business schools send students to classes on one part of campus, career services in a far flung corner, and student groups sprinkled about.
Amid the political anxieties of our time, Monia Mazigh’s latest novel, Hope Has Two Daughters, presents a historical milieu where some of the worst-case scenarios already exist. In 2010 Tunisia, press freedom is non-existent, with all major newspapers toeing the government line; human rights activists and journalists are often jailed; and Muslims are persecuted for openly practising their faith.
Glamorous ex-Thomas Cook chief Harriet Green, 55, now an executive at technology giant IBM, says gushingly of our Prime Minister: 'May is exciting, a grown-up, the right person at the right time to negotiate with Europe. ...
Aspire was founded by students from Canada's McGill University in 2013, and launched the Ghana project last year. In the United States, the company has a quarter hectare cricket farm, which sells wholesale to a handful of restaurants. Retailers including Exo and Bitty Foods use Aspire's cricket powder to make protein bars and flour. In Mexico, Aspire is also breeding grasshoppers.
Tout le monde connaît Zara, la célèbre marque de prêt-à-porter branché. Mais peu connaissent Amancio Ortega, son président-fondateur. Pourtant, c’est grâce au style de leadership de son patron que Zara est devenue une marque internationale réputée et son président-fondateur, l’un des hommes les plus riches au monde !
Chaque fois qu'Alain Bellemare prend la route de Louiseville, il laisse derrière lui son titre de président et chef de la direction de Bombardier pour mieux redevenir le fils, le frère, le neveu et le cousin. Ici, l'homme de 55 ans renoue avec ses racines... et se dit toujours prêt pour une partie de cartes. Le 500. Lire l'article complet: La Presse, le 13 janvier 2017