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Competing in an international setting

Four McGill undergraduate Management students had forty hours to answer these questions, as they represented the only Canadian school at the Asian Business Case Competition (ABCC) in Singapore earlier this month.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Why Every MBA Should Read More Literature

Worldly. Henry Mintzberg and Karl Moore have said that “managers should be urged to become more worldly, not more global.” The Oxford Dictionary defines worldly as “experienced in life, sophisticated, practical.”

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Published on : 19 Oct 2011

Gauging the Value of Your M.B.A.

Emerging, a French consulting firm, surveyed employers on which schools they tended to rely on, and on what qualities made job candidates most employable. McGill University ranked #19 in the world in this the Emerging/Trendence Global Employability Ranking— a list that includes the traditional top elite schools in North America as well as relative newcomers in Asia and Europe.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The messiness of managing change

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Warner Burke, a senior professor at Columbia University in New York.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2011

First impressions of the McGill MBA

McGill was rated as the number one university in Canada by QS. I am very happy to hear that because I am studying at McGill for my MBA. Since my arrival here on campus in August, I have been more than impressed by the services and the facilities here. - Article by MBA student, Boon Hoh

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Published on : 17 Oct 2011

An MBA is the perfect way to change direction

After two decades of competitive skating, former Canadian champion Craig Buntin isn't an obvious candidate for business school. Virtually his whole career to date has been spent in the rink – and he's never been to university. Nonetheless, the former Olympian has hung up his skates and embarked upon an MBA at McGill University after launching his own coffee-retail business.

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Published on : 13 Oct 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: The double-edged sword of business rivalry

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Gavin Kilduff, a professor at the Stern School at NYU.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

In praise of the small-class model

As you probably noticed, class size is not a consideration in the rankings of MBA programs. It must make some difference, right? But ask ten people about their opinion and you will get ten different answers. Here is a big cheer from the small class camp. In my experience, less is more. – Article by MBA student Vladimir Miladinovic

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

Mintzberg: Real leaders don’t take bonuses

When it comes to thought leaders on management in Canada, the first name that often comes to mind is Henry Mintzberg, the iconoclast and internationally renowned Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University, who has been a source of provocative ideas for more than four decades.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

Raitt moves to block strike by Air Canada workers

Airline analyst Karl Moore told CTV's Canada AM that there are some flight attendants who are now calling for heads to roll, after union representatives offered members two unsatisfactory deals in a row.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2011

Marketing fieldtrip to Toronto

Last Friday, my Marketing Communications class was moved to Toronto. Professor Vakratsas thought it would be a better idea for students to visit some marketing firms than for him to simply explain ideas in class. The great thing about taking marketing classes is that we will always have sound excuses to have fun. – Article by MBA student, Boon Hoh

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Published on : 11 Oct 2011

The Incidental Diet: How to Lose Weight Without Really Trying

Losing weight is hard. Studies have repeatedly shown that willpower is a limited resource, and dieting depletes the hell out of it. If you happen to have a high-stress job that you spend the day forcing yourself to do, then finding the strength to curb your indulgences at night is a lost cause.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2011

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Reaping the benefits of open strategy

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks with an old friend, Richard Whittington, a professor at the Said Business School at Oxford University.

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Published on : 05 Oct 2011

Harvard Business Review: To Fix Health Care, Ask the Right Questions by Prof. Henry Mintzberg

To order a copy of this article written by Professor Henry Mintzberg, “To Fix Health Care, Ask the Right Questions,” please use the order form attached.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2011

Hot potato, hot potato

The poll revealed that though worried citizens take personal actions toward more sustainable living, they place most of the blame for climate change on other nations, and assign responsibility to governments and corporations. Dror Etzion, of the McGill School of Environment and the Desautels Faculty of Management, is unsurprised by this.

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Published on : 03 Oct 2011