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Hollywood Has No Business Case for Booking All-White Casts

Hollywood’s track record on showcasing minority talent and storylines is pretty awful, even considering some recent efforts to diversify programming. Some studios argue that the fault lies not with them, but with consumers, who—they claim—prefer predominantly white casts. But is there any truth to that? Venkat Kuppuswamy and Peter Younkin, business-school professors at the University of North Carolina and McGill University, respectively, took a look at data on the film industry in order to measure how diverse casts went over at box offices.

Published on : 17 May 2016

Walking for a cause

One day, almost 10 years ago, Christine Boutros felt something she will never forget. She remembers it like it was yesterday: “You know when you sit on your leg for too long and it feels tingling? I thought it would pass but it didn’t,” she explained. A few months later, Boutros, at the age of 45, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. “It was kind of surreal,” she said.

Published on : 12 May 2016

ARTS PATRON REMEMBERED FOR HIS GENEROSITY

Michal Hornstein, a Holocaust survivor who came to Canada with little and became one of its most generous benefactors of the arts, in particular, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), died April 25 at age 95. Among his many honours, he is an officer of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the Ordre national du Québec, and has an honorary doctorate from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and a Lifetime Achievement Award from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.

Published on : 11 May 2016

How women can perform better in the company setting

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail, talks with Zoe Kinias from INSEAD, a leading business school just outside of Paris. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2016

Published on : 11 May 2016

Can introverts be better bosses for extroverts?

For the last 10 years I have worked for an introverted boss. Introverts have become an increasing part of the leadership conversation however vast majority of the leadership literature seems to be written to and for extroverted managers. Why do introverted bosses work? In this article I want to talk about a key way that introverted managers can be better managers for their extroverted employees.

Published on : 10 May 2016

MBA – mặt trái của tấm bằng

Không phải ngẫu nhiên mà các nhà tuyển dụng lại ưa thích những sinh viên tốt nghiệp từ các trường đào tạo chuyên ngành Kinh doanh. Theo khảo sát do Hội đồng Tuyển sinh Sau Đại học (Graduate Management Admission Council), Mỹ, thực hiện vào tháng 01/2016, 96% nhà tuyển dụng cho rằng thuê những sinh viên chuyên ngành kinh doanh sẽ tạo ra nhiều giá trị hơn cho công ty của họ.

Published on : 10 May 2016

Saving the Planet From Governments And Markets

Countries have been signing the pledges they made last December at the Paris Conference on Climate Change. Think back to that time and ask yourself which had greater influence on your personal behavior: the TV clips you saw from that conference, or the ads that sponsored those clips?

Published on : 10 May 2016

Desautels BCom Students make finals at GBCC 2016

A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Kangni Chen, Manuel Gobeille-Leblanc, Victoire Monnier and Alexie Morin made the finals at the 18th annual Global Business Case Competition (GBCC) hosted by Foster School of Business at the University of Washington held from April 4 to 10, 2016. 

Published on : 10 May 2016

Dobson Cup 2016 Winners Announced

Dear 2016 McGill Dobson Cup Participants, Judge-Mentors, and Supporters,  We're excited to announce the winners of the 2016 McGill Dobson Cup! Congratulations to all of the winning teams. Many thanks to everyone who participated. We would also like to thank all of the Pitch Phase and Finalist judge-mentors, and volunteers who contributed towards making this year's startup competition a resounding success!

Published on : 09 May 2016

Rèquiem pels plans estratègics

El 3 de febrer passat, Gas Natural Fenosa va presentar els resultats de l'exercici 2015 i va aprofitar per fer balanç del pla estratègic 2013-2015 en uns termes molt satisfactoris per l'assoliment dels objectius marcats. Tanmateix, la reacció dels mercats va ser negativa i els dies successius el preu de les accions va anar a la baixa. Hi va contribuir l'anunci de l'ajornament de la presentació del nou pla estratègic a causa de la volatilitat dels preus energètics, segons va dir el conseller delegat de Gas Natural Fenosa, Rafael Villaseca.

Published on : 09 May 2016

Why Canada should be happy with Bombardier under family control

Karl Moore is an associate professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and an associate fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is a long-time observer of the aviation industry and Bombardier. Last week was big for Bombardier and the C Series, with a major order from Delta Air Lines. The question now is whether the federal government should financially support the company.

Published on : 06 May 2016

Le sabreur Joseph Polossifakis obtient son billet pour Rio

ESCRIME. Joseph Polossifakis rêvait depuis 14 ans à une participation aux Jeux olympiques. Son souhait deviendra réalité cet été à Rio. Le sabreur a mérité sa qualification olympique en obtenant récemment une 39e place au Grand Prix de Séoul, en Corée du Sud. Au tableau des 64, Joseph Polossifakis avait cependant baissé pavillon 15-11 à son premier affrontement face au Sud-Coréen Hansol Ha. La veille, il était passé directement de la ronde des poules au tableau principal, en remportant cinq de ses six affrontements de cinq touches.

Published on : 06 May 2016

Enough Of Hockey Nightmare In Canada

Please read this one evening, during Hockey Night in America, when you have nothing to do. That no Canadian team made the playoffs this year may be a random occurrence. That none has won a Stanley Cup for 23 years is not. Something is up -- or down. All kinds of explanations have been offered: the low Canadian dollar, higher taxes, questionable management, players preferring obscurity, and so on. Don't believe any of it; they are all excuses. The fans are here, the audiences are here, the money is here, and the energy is here, or at least could be.

Published on : 06 May 2016

DESJARDINS - Le mouvement renforce son bureau de représentation en Europe

Le mouvement Desjardins, premier groupe financier coopératif au Canada, renforce son équipe au sein du bureau de représentation européen basé à Paris, avec la nomination de Rémy Paris. 

Published on : 05 May 2016

Le succès de Juliette, la femme derrière le chocolat

Un moment en compagnie de Juliette Brun — la fameuse Juliette derrière Juliette et Chocolat — suffit à tout comprendre; le succès amplement mérité, le travail acharné, la passion, la gourmandise (pour le chocolat et pour la vie en générale), l'optimisme, la joie de vivre et la vision. Tel son produit fétiche qu'elle affectionne tant, la femme d'affaires se veut solide, douce, originale et réconfortante. 

Published on : 05 May 2016