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Always falling short: Joined up thinking needed to battle global hunger and obesity

An unprecedented level of joint planning, innovation, and action between academia, governments, civil society and the food industry is required to battle the ‘double crisis’ that world hunger and high obesity rates are causing, warn researchers.

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Published on : 02 Aug 2012

Why Marlboro Country ends at the border

Marketers spend plenty of time defending their brands against copycats, but it is not often that a product copycats itself. … Creating confusion with a more well-known product can be highly valuable for a competitor, said Chun Qiu, a marketing professor at McGill University, who focuses on the subject.

Published on : 02 Aug 2012

Rona Rejects C$14.50 Offer From U.S. Retailer Lowe’s

Rona Inc. (RON) investors anticipate a bidding contest to keep the home-improvement retailer in Quebec hands after it rejected an offer from Lowe’s Cos. that sent the shares to a record one-day gain. … “It’s not a surprising reaction, if you look at the history of Quebec’s position,” said William Polushin, a professor of international business at McGill University in Montreal.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2012

Dobson Cup 2012 taps into wealth of entrepreneurial ideas at McGill

Extracting biodegradable plastics from sludge. Raising food-grade crickets on household compost and turning them into high-protein flour. Using mobile diagnostics to deliver affordable hearing aids to children in developing countries.

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Published on : 01 Aug 2012

BCom In-Course Prize Winners

The Undergraduate Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the winners of In-Course Student Prizes (for returning students). Please join us in congratulating these exceptional students:

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Published on : 31 Jul 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: A passion for breaking the poverty cycle

Karl Moore of Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to John Wood, founder of Room to Read, an NGO focused on helping children do better in life through literacy and gender equality.

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Published on : 31 Jul 2012

Do the math on e-mails for better returns

McGill University Professor Henry Mintzberg and its management dean Peter Todd recommend getting a handle on your e-mail burden by tallying the number of e-mails or text messages you received during a given week; the portion of those messages for which some action on your part was required; and your send/receive ratio (the number of messages you sent divided by those you received).

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Published on : 29 Jul 2012

Lottery can end homes crisis

Back in 2010, I suggested a radical solution for the housing crisis. It wasn't radical in the sense of it never having been done - and even done prominently in the US - but only in the sense that it was practiced a few centuries ago, and then forgotten.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2012

Calm, cool and collected: The mindful leader

“Mindfulness” is one of those unconventional ideas that is slowly moving into the mainstream. Executives used to view it as a practice seized upon by airy-fairy followers of charlatan yogis. But now it is common to recognize the benefits that mindfulness, and the meditation associated with it, can bring to people in the workplace.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2012

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Canadian Olympian Jennifer Heil on the pressures of competition

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Jennifer Heil, one of Canada’s great Olympic athletes.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2012

Low rates are truly negative

Prosperity happens when brains are matched with capital, and all sides are held accountable: the "brains", the "capital" and the "matchmakers". In every society and at all times one can raise capital either through private or government "matchmakers".

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Published on : 21 Jul 2012

Harper aide named Air Canada liaison

A senior aide to the prime minister is moving into a government affairs job with Air Canada, raising pointed questions about the strength of ethical rules governing the post-political lives of government staffers on Parliament Hill.

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Published on : 19 Jul 2012

Transcript: Developing a corporate vision with meaning

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, speaks to Jone Pearce, a leadership professor at the University of California, Irvine.

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Published on : 18 Jul 2012

The Parachute Packer - the Best Story I Have Ever Heard

Lt. General Stuart Beare spoke to our Leadership Class this winter. He told the best story I have ever heard. I want to share that story with you.

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Published on : 18 Jul 2012

The Offline Executive

Do you ever disconnect, even for just a few minutes? Think about the last time you used your “off button.” Was it at home over the weekend? On vacation? Or were you at the office? BlackBerrys, iPhones, Androids, iPads, and all their digital relatives are transforming our lives — for better and for worse. They are also changing the nature of how and when (and where) work gets done.

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Published on : 16 Jul 2012