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Bocom Taps ‘Turtles’ To Keep Customers

As China grows wealthier, the nation’s banks are looking to lock in more of the expanding pool of high-end customers. One of the targeted groups is families with enough cash on hand to consider a college education abroad for their kids. Bank of Communications, China’s fifth largest bank by assets, is one of those banks and it is hoping it has found a way to get to the front of the class.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2013

Simple Copper Device Could Save Millions of Lives

A simple copper device based on an ancient method for storing water may save the lives of millions of children around the world, experts say. The device, now undergoing year-long tests in Kenya and India, is a coil of electric copper cables that is suspended in water. It has been proven in the laboratory to kill the pathogens.

Published on : 12 Jul 2013

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management joins the Latin American MBA Alumni Network

We are pleased to announce that the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill has agreed to be a business school partner with the Latin American MBA Alumni Network (LAMBA). LAMBA is a professional association that connects Latin American MBA graduates with one another and with corporations in Canada.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2013

New Internet Start-Up Hypejar Uses Social Media to Accurately Forecast Demand for Future Products

An online social platform that accurately forecasts future sales of new products has won first place at the Desautels Faculty of Management’s entrepreneurial competition, the Dobson Cup. ... Team leader and Desautels graduate Grant Yim (BCom'03) says “It is unique in the fact that there is nowhere else to find, in one place, information about products that have not yet been released. Also, existing market research organisations do not leverage social media, and as such their data is expensive and the sample sizes are smaller.”

Published on : 11 Jul 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Leadership Lessons from Canada's Most Senior Female General

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to General Chris Whitecross, Canada's most senior female general. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2013

Published on : 11 Jul 2013

Dr. Joanne Liu Elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Dr. Joanne Liu (IMHL Module 4 participant) has been elected President of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, effective October 1, 2013.  

Published on : 10 Jul 2013

Gardez vos liquidités encore quelques mois

Chaque samedi, un financier répond à nos questions. Il donne sa lecture des marchés, offre son point de vue sur la Bourse et lance quelques conseils d'investissement. Cette semaine, Ken Lester, de Gestion d'actifs Lester à Montréal.

Published on : 10 Jul 2013

Call for Proposals: IPLAI Fall 2013 Independent Reading Groups

The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) invites proposals for informal reading groups in the interdisciplinary humanities. IPLAI will provide space for approved seminars, and help with organization and advertising. Groups will:

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Published on : 05 Jul 2013

Mobile Electrical Storage Device - Half Size, Water and Dust Proof

The hybrid car battery evaluation device company, Myway Plus Co. Ltd (Yokohama-shi, Osamu Hoshino (MBA Japan'12), President), together with IHI and Alps Electric, have developed a mobile electrical storage system. The product is half the size compared to conventional products, and it is also the world’s first water and dust proof mobile electrical energy storage system. It can be used under the scorching sun or in rain, and expected to be an alternative to the generator in outdoor construction and disaster.

Published on : 05 Jul 2013

Entrevue - Le «secteur pluriel», solution à l’impasse de la polarisation

Il est plus que temps de se libérer de l’opposition stérile entre gouvernements et entreprises privées et du dogme du « tout au marché » pour enfin revenir à une approche plus équilibrée qui ferait une place à part entière à une troisième sorte d’acteurs issus de la société, estime le célèbre expert en gestion montréalais Henry Mintzberg. Lire l'article complet: Le Devoir, le 06 juillet 2013

Published on : 05 Jul 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How to Create a Global Culture in Your Company

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Joe Andrew, Global Chair of Dentons, one of the top 10 largest law firms in the world. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, July 3, 2013

Published on : 05 Jul 2013

Class Collaboration Aiming to Save Lives

A group of students from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal recently won a $100,000 grant from Grand Challenges Canada to field test an ingenious and low-cost water purification device that could potentially save millions of lives in developing countries.

Published on : 05 Jul 2013

Harvard's Michael Porter Strategy During a Recession

Harvard’s Michael Porter Strategy during a Recession interviewed by McGill’s Karl Moore. Watch full interview: Supply Chain Today, June 30, 2013

Published on : 05 Jul 2013

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Why Leaders are Only as Good as Their Networks

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Charles Galunic, a professor at INSEAD in France. Read full article: The Globe and Mail, June 25, 2013

Published on : 28 Jun 2013

How Did Black Sabbath Get Their First Number One Album in 46 Years? By Reclaiming Their Original Blueprint

Ozzy Osbourne sold 100 million albums worldwide as a solo artist and as a founding member of Black Sabbath. He was a television star and sat comfortably on the throne of his (and his wife Sharon’s) own making. Yet he still dreamed of a greater feat. “I suppose the one ambition I have left,” he wrote in his bestselling 2009 memoir, I Am Ozzy, “is to get a number one album in America.”

Published on : 28 Jun 2013