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The astonishing second act of Cirque du Soleil

Up high in the air inside the Cirque du Soleil headquarters, trained staff step gingerly on taut metal wires. … “The famous line from Guy was, ‘We’re a private company. That gives us the freedom to grow, as we didn’t have pressure to make quarterly earnings.’ I think that’s kind of gone now,” says Robert David, professor of strategic management at McGill, who has followed the company from its early days.

Published on : 26 Oct 2015

Ten things extroverts wish you knew about us

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 14, 2015

Published on : 26 Oct 2015

North American business schools lead on sustainability teaching

Humanity is faced with a list of daunting challenges. ... That was followed by Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, a program that has successfully reorganized itself in recent years around the more holistic concept of “integrated management.” Read full article: Corporate Knights, October 8, 2015

Published on : 23 Oct 2015

The Strength of LinkedIn's Weak Ties

I’ve got a bunch of endorsements awaiting my approval to add them to my LinkedIn profile. ... “If you want to understand the difference between a network and a community,” McGill University management scholar Henry Mintzberg wrote this week on HBR.org, “ask your Facebook friends to help paint your house.” Read full article: Bloomberg View, October 9, 2015

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Élections fédérales 2015: Justin Trudeau voit d'un bon oeil de possibles investissements étrangers dans Bombardier

La perspective que Bombardier ouvre la porte à des investissements étrangers n'effraie pas le chef du Parti libéral du Canada. Jeudi, Justin Trudeau s'est dit ouvert à cette possibilité, tant et aussi longtemps que cela ne mettait pas en péril les intérêts des Canadiens.

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

No plans to kill CSeries after approaching Airbus: Bombardier

Bombardier says it has no plans to pull the plug on the CSeries even though its efforts to secure a rescue deal from Airbus stoked fears about the future of the aircraft program and the transportation company itself. ... Karl Moore, professor at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, said Bombardier may sell a majority stake in its transportation division to raise funds but he'd be ``astonished'' if Bombardier's new CEO Alain Bellemare bailed on the CSeries that is two years late and $2 billion over budget.

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Le principal programme de formation des administrateurs au Canada est lancé à Ottawa

L'Institut des administrateurs de sociétés (IAS), la principale association nationale d'administrateurs et de conseils d'administration au Canada, a annoncé aujourd'hui que son programme phare, le Programme de formation des administrateurs (PPA), s'élargit à nouveau pour inclure Ottawa parmi ses villes d'accueil.

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Devenir acteur de changement

Âgée de 22 ans, Claudia Torregrosa Tomas s’implique sans réserve afin d’être un vecteur de changement et de contribuer à façonner une société meilleure. Spécialisée en marketing et stratégies pour des entreprises sociales, elle est devenue coordinatrice de l’acquisition de talents chez TandemLaunch peu après l’obtention de son baccalauréat en commerce de l’Université McGill. Depuis l’automne 2014, elle est également bénévole chez Exeko.

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Bombardier’s future up in the air as Airbus deal fails

Reports that Bombardier Inc. approached rival Airbus Group to sell a majority stake of the CSeries aircraft program have set off fears that the company is in deeper trouble. ... “They are in trouble, and there are real cash flow issues,” said McGill University business professor Karl Moore, noting that’s why Bellemare was brought in as CEO. “It’s not a trivial thing to do.”

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

The Ontario Nonprofit Network helps the sector seize opportunities

On October 20 and 21, The Ontario Nonprofit Network will host its annual conference. Guided by four themes—advocacy, governance, assets and evaluation—the event will connect many of the province’s 55,000 nonprofit and charitable organizations, including volunteers, staff, directors, as well as experts, policy-makers, and others working in the sector. ... Keynote speakers will include Rick Cohen, a national correspondent for the American publication Nonprofit Quarterly, as well as Henry Mintzberg, the John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill.

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Henry Mintzberg to achieve Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award

This year’s Thinkers50 ranking publication is getting closer. Besides that, they have already announced that Henry Mintzberg will receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. I think he is an excellent choice. Read full article: Eddielogic, October 7, 2015

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Why strategic IQ matters more than education in business

This Is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University with Talking Management for The Globe & Mail. I am sitting down in Vancouver with Sheen Levine, from the University of Texas at Dallas and Columbia University. Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, October 6, 2015

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

La revolución tranquila en las escuelas de negocios (sí, también tienen su Podemos)

Uno de los paradójicos efectos de la crisis fue el aumento del prestigio de las 'business schools'. ...“Los MBA forman a la gente equivocada con métodos equivocados y traen consecuencias equivocadas”, llegó a afirmar uno de los más importantes gurús del 'management', Henry Mintzberg. Read full artticle (in Spanish): MSN Noticias, October 6, 2015

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

High tech tailor offers suit shopping convenience with curb-side fittings

It's a Friday afternoon and mergers and acquisitions lawyer Giancarlo Salvo squeezes in a break at the Dentons law firm to get measured for a suit and dress shirts. He heads down to the lobby of Montreal's Place Ville Marie and steps into the Tailor2Go van parked out front where tailor Nathan Kong is waiting. Read full article: Financial Post, October 5, 2015

Published on : 15 Oct 2015

Investissements PSP embauche un professeur et une associée de KPMG

Guthrie Stewart est nommé vice-président et chef mondial des marchés privés. Il est présentement professeur adjoint à la faculté de gestion de l'Université McGill depuis septembre 2007, selon les informations disponibles sur LinkedIn.Nathalie Bernier devient vice-présidente, planification stratégique et d'affaires, et chef de la direction financière du gestionnaire de portefeuilles.

Published on : 15 Oct 2015