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Hitting the Road for Warren Buffett

In 2006, Professor Karl Moore led 40 Desautels Faculty of Management students to Omaha, Nebraska to learn from legendary investment guru, Warren Buffett. Given the tremendous success of the first visit and the recognized value of experiential learning, the Desautels Faculty of Management has arranged another opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to meet the iconic Warren Buffett on January 20, 2017.

Published on : 09 Dec 2016

McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. 

Published on : 08 Dec 2016

Heike Birlenbach appointed Vice President Sales Lufthansa Group for the EMEA sales region

Since 2014 Mrs. Heike Birlenbach holds the position of Vice President Sales Europe Lufthansa Group Airlines. As of next year, 2017, she will assume the role of Vice President Sales EMEA Lufthansa Group Airlines. In this position Birlenbach will not only be responsible for all sales and commercial activities in Europe but also in the Middle East and Africa. With this extended responsibility she will lead the newly merged sales area, EMEA, which, as of 2017 will combine the two former sales areas – Europe and Africa/Middle East.

Published on : 07 Dec 2016

Canadian Schools Tumble In Bloomberg Businessweek International Ranking

In fact, every Canadian business school lost ground on the list, essentially suggesting a sample problem with the employer survey, especially when three MBA programs in Canada fell nine positions in a single year.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2016

Han hopes to challenge conventional thinking in coaching ranks

Jack Han can tell you the precise moment he decided he wanted to be a professional hockey coach. A wise guy might suggest that since Han is now all of 27 years old, it shouldn't be too difficult for him to remember that, or anything else about his young life, but we digress.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2016

Zoe Yujnovich: ‘I actually really value listening to others before I speak’

One of the reasons I love the industry that I work for is the opportunity to experience different parts of the world. There are many differences across cultures, some a bit obvious – like the food we eat and the things we do. But in essence, there is a really strong commonality. People all over the world want to come to work, be recognized for doing a great job, and contribute to something that energizes them. Everyone wants to make a real difference.

Published on : 06 Dec 2016

Why is the media on the left? Why the contempt for workers?

I spent the first fourteen years of my life under communism. When my parents got out in 1962, I realized to my utter astonishment that much of academia was on the left, praising communism, rationalizing increased centralization of powers under a variety of jargons. Even the US was not immune to these ideas, and that the left and academia despised workers who wanted routine lives, rather than revolutions. Read full article: Asia Times, December 4, 2016 

Published on : 05 Dec 2016

McGill MBA Japan Program teaches timeless business principles

In today’s fast-changing corporate world, team-building, global leadership and how to build start-up companies are more important than ever. Those business principles are all taught at the McGill MBA Japan Program, one of the most well-known programs in Asia.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2016

Trump’s election a reminder that ‘happy talk’ about diversity isn’t enough

The pollster-defying results of the recent presidential election in the United States have left many people around the world reeling in surprise, but don’t count Wendy Cukier and Suzanne Gagnon among them.

Published on : 05 Dec 2016

Air Miles rep: 'Options' may exist for panic redeemers

Air Miles Canada may have thought abandoning its unpopular expiration policy would calm the cardholder backlash from those who rushed to spend miles, but were frustrated by full flights, sold out merchandise, and long customer service delays. In fact, many fans of the popular loyalty rewards program are still fuming mad. “Air Miles is going to increase the number of miles it takes to redeem a particular product or service,” said Corey Phelps, an associate professor of strategy and organization at McGill University.

Published on : 05 Dec 2016

PERCÉE AMÉRICAINE POUR NEOPHARM

Nicolas Fortin a repris la barre de Neopharm il y a 15 mois, avec la mission bien précise d’accélérer la croissance de l’entreprise. Fraîchement détenteur d’un e-MBA HEC-McGill, l’ingénieur industriel de formation n’a pas tardé à mettre en place plusieurs stratégies en vue de donner un coup d’accélérateur aux affaires du groupe. Lire l'article complet: La Presse, le 30 novembre, 2016 

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Published on : 01 Dec 2016

How ‘Mr. B’ Has Built Aldo Into a Global Shoe Powerhouse

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, Footwear News will host its 2016 Achievement Awards in New York, honoring the best and brightest in the industry, including Aldo Bensadoun, the winner of the Manolo Blahnik Lifetime Achievement Award. Read on to learn more Mr. B’s accomplishments. Read full article: Footwear News, November 29, 2016 

Published on : 01 Dec 2016

Former prime minister Paul Martin speaks about business, issues he’s passionate about and Donald Trump

Karl Moore is a professor of strategy and organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. In this exclusive interview he speaks with Paul Martin.

Published on : 01 Dec 2016

Winners of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea selected during Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

Fondation Montréal Inc. (montréalinc.ca) announced last Saturday at the close of an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp the Big Winners of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea presented by the National Bank and organized in collaboration with Montréal universities.

Published on : 01 Dec 2016

SunExpress appoints Jens Bischof as new managing director

 Jens Bischof has been appointed as managing director of SunExpress, a Deutsche Lufthansa/Turkish Airlines joint venture, with effect from January 1, 2017. He holds a degree of business administration (Dipl. Betriebswirt) from the University of Applied Sciences (AKAD) in Rendsburg and a master’s degree in Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Read full article: Stat Times, November 26, 2016

Published on : 01 Dec 2016