Desautels Faculty of Management

It’s been an eventful year for Tom Osovitzki, the 38-year-old CEO of Corporate Travel Management Solutions.
... “After a few years, employees came to us saying there weren’t any opportunities for growth,” recalls Melissa Sonberg, who was part of those discussions and now serves as executive-in-residence at Desautels faculty of management. “This is a multibillion-dollar company, but there were none of the ladders and steps to demonstrate achievement.”

Classified as: Melissa Sonberg
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

Greenock Resources Inc. has entered into a letter of intent effective Sept. 18, 2015, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of BeWhere Inc., an arm's-length private Ontario corporation carrying on the business of inventory management and control.
In conjunction with this announcement, Johnathan Dewdney has consented to replace Michael Blady as chief executive officer of Greenock Resources. 

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Johnathan Dewdney
Published on: 25 Sep 2015

What Would Jean Béliveau Do?
There should be a course at Canadian universities with that title to teach young people about important life skills in different situations. That could be one way to honour the Canadiens legend following his funeral this week.

Classified as: Robert Soroka, montreal gazette, Béliveau
Published on: 21 Sep 2015

This op-ed is written by Professor Reuven Brenner

Od kilku miesięcy Larry Summers powtarza tezę, że mamy do czynienia z „długotrwałą stagnacją”, przez co rozumie trwały spadek zagregowanego popytu na świecie, zwłaszcza w USA. Bernanke twierdzi, że niskie stopy procentowe to winna cyklu koniunkturalnego i czynników nadzwyczajnych, a nie Fed – co z kolei krytykuje Krugman.

Classified as: Reuven Brenner, fiscal policy, macroeconomics, monetary policy
Published on: 21 Sep 2015
Aristote enseignait la philosophie en déambulant, convaincu que cela aidait à mettre l'esprit en mouvement. Nietzsche affirmait que «les seules pensées valables viennent en marchant». Et aujourd'hui, un autre penseur s'y met : Henry Mintzberg, le professeur de l'Université McGill.

Read full article: Les Affaires, September 19, 2015

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg
Published on: 18 Sep 2015

Le 16 septembre prochain, le début des cours se fera en ligne pour les élèves inscrits au premier « GROOC » (pour Group MOOC) de la faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill. À travers un MOOC (massive open online course, ou cours en ligne ouvert à tous) pour groupes, les professeurs derrière le projet, Henry Mintzberg, Leslie Breitner et Anita Nowak , révolutionnent les codes de la classe traditionnelle pour initier une discussion sur l’initiative sociale. 

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, Leslie Breitner, Anita Nowak, GROOC, Social Learning for Social Impact
Published on: 18 Sep 2015

What can we do to revitalize our neighborhoods while propelling Montreal forward as an international hub of innovation?

Classified as: Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, ETS, Social Entrepreneurship, concordia university, Swathi Sadagopan
Published on: 18 Sep 2015

It’s been an eventful year for Tom Osovitzki, the 38-year-old CEO of Corporate Travel Management Solutions. From an office in Miami, he lists a few big wins for the firm, which handles travel arrangements for corporations.
... “After a few years, employees came to us saying there weren’t any opportunities for growth,” recalls Melissa Sonberg, who was part of those discussions and now serves as executive-in-residence at Desautels faculty of management. “This is a multibillion-dollar company, but there were none of the ladders and steps to demonstrate achievement.”

Classified as: Melissa Sonberg
Published on: 18 Sep 2015

Few words are more menacing to today's office worker: "Reminder: Meeting … in 15 minutes."
... Neither meetings, nor widespread frustration with them, are a 21st century creation. In 1973, Canadian business management expert Henry Mintzberg was among the first to examine the problem. His book "The Nature of Managerial Work" found that more than half of managers' time in his sample was spent in meetings.

Read full article: CNBC, September 17, 2015

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg
Published on: 18 Sep 2015

Many people would gag at the thought of snacking on crickets. But on Wednesday, the brave crew on the Calgary Eyeopener gave them a try and unanimously decided the insects actually taste like sunflower seeds.

"I'd do another one," said traffic reporter Angela Knight, who was the first to pop a crunchy morsel in her mouth. But she preferred the Crickers — crackers made from crickets which have been milled into a powder. The cricket powder is paleo-friendly, gluten-free and a surefire way to not get any legs or antennae stuck between your teeth.

Classified as: MBA Alumni, Hult Prize
Published on: 17 Sep 2015

“Contratamos executivos pelas habilidades técnicas e demitimos devido ao comportamento.” Essa frase, dita com certa frequência por profissionais de recursos humanos, sintetiza um desafio comum aos programas de MBA (Master of Business Administration): como formar gestores aptos a lidar com problemas de contabilidade e finanças, mas que também saibam articular o trabalho da equipe, lidar com processos de demissão e trabalhar em meio a cenários empresariais, sociais e políticos complexos?

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, MBA Program
Published on: 17 Sep 2015

Revelstoke Equity Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent dated September 14, 2015 to enter into a business combination with Zonetail Inc..

Classified as: BCom Alumni, Monique Delorme
Published on: 17 Sep 2015

Le professeur et trois de ses collègues de la Faculté de gestion Desautels ont créé le premier MOOC au monde destiné aux groupes.

Classified as: Henry Mintzberg, GROOC
Published on: 17 Sep 2015

Le concours de McGill a contribué à la création de 133 entreprises qui emploient près de 700 personnes. L’an dernier, Éloïse Grondin-Bouchard et Adam Coape-Arnold ont lancé le yogourt Cult dans leur appartement montréalais. 

Classified as: mcgill dobson cup, McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Published on: 17 Sep 2015

Usman W. Chohan has an MBA from Desautels (2014) in Strategy and Leadership.  He was an attendee the 3rd Pacific Climate Change Convention  of the Pacific Island Development Forum (PIDF); held in Suva, Fiji in September, 2015. He has previously served at the World Bank Institute and the National Bank of Canada.

Classified as: Usman W. Chohan
Published on: 16 Sep 2015

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