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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on How to Change the World with a Little Code and Some Internet

Alexis Ohanian is many things: a dedicated entrepreneur who is an ambassador for the prestigious Y Combinator program he graduated from; a political and social web activist; the founder of Reddit; the author of Without their Permission; and as it turns out, extraordinarily tall.

Thanks to the McHacks organizing committee, and McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he came to speak to a jam-packed room in the center of Montreal.

-Article by Roger Huang (BCom'13) 

Published: 19Mar2014

Career Rocket Fuel: Whether You're a Millennial or Eyeing Retirement, Here's What You Really Need to Get Right about Work

Ogilvy One's Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) spends a lot of time thinking and talking about careers. Here, he offers a detailed plan for each stage of work life, designed with long-term success in mind.

Having spent over 35 years in business in global firms, I have seen tens of thousands of career trajectories--from the first steps of entry-level millennials to the long journeys of Fortune 500 CEOs.

Published: 19Mar2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: How Jennifer Heil Makes It a Perfect Day

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Canadian freestyle skier Jennifer Heil (BCom'13), one of Canada’s great Olympic athletes.

Read full transcript: The Globe and Mail, February 18, 2014 

Published: 17Feb2014

Henry Mintzberg’s Un-MBA Management Program

Lili Hall (IMPM'13) came across the International Masters Program in Practicing Management (IMPM) by chance. She had considered MBA programs before, but the standard options seemed too formulaic. “Every time I looked at the curriculum, I’d get sad,” she says. As the founder and CEO of KNOCK, inc., a creative agency, Hall had already enjoyed a lot of professional success. She wasn’t looking to switch industries or climb the corporate ladder. “For me, it was very personal,” she explains. “I wanted to be challenged personally, and obviously professionally.” 

Published: 28Feb2014

"You've Invested Real Money. You Haven't Just Run a Virtual Portfolio"

Along Highway 401 and over the Ontario border, Tyler Maxey and some of his MBA classmates at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal are also learning by doing. Their modus operandi: investing other people's money. Since 2008, students have been running a registered fund management firm called Desautels Capital Management that has about $3 million in assets.

Published: 5Mar2014

Canus se redresse et se (re)lance aux États-Unis

C’est connu, les plans d’affaires se déroulent rarement comme prévu. Les entrepreneurs qui s’en sortent sont capables de se réinventer. Parlez-en à la direction de Canus qui, en 2004, avait un chiffre d’affaires de 19 millions de dollars. Dix ans plus tard, il est de… 15 M$. C’est ce qui est arrivé à André Beauregard (EMBA'14), qui compte maintenant doubler ses ventes chez les détaillants américains.

Published: 17Feb2014

YouTube 101: Class at McGill University Uses Video Site’s Creator Playbook to Teach Marketing

Most professors exhaust themselves trying to get their students off of social media. Andy Nulman (BCom'83), however, has designed his entire class around being on it.

In what’s believed to be the first syllabus of its kind, McGill University’s marketing and society class uses YouTube’s Creator Playbook as its sole course book. And, in lieu of a final exam, students will be evaluated on their launch of a unique channel on the video-sharing site.

Published: 29Jan2014

Rami Aslan Appointed as Türk Telekom CEO

Türk Telekom, the leading communications and convergence technology company in Turkey, announces the restructuring of its leadership by combining the roles of the Group CEO and the General Manager into a single CEO position. Rami Aslan (BCom'94, MBA'97), who has been serving on the board of Türk Telekom and as CEO of Oger Telecom, is appointed as CEO of Türk Telekom as of December 10, 2013. In addition to his current roles, he will be appointed as a member of Türk Telekom Executive Committee and member of the boards of Avea and TTNet.

Published: 18Dec2013

La collaboration en entreprise, une tendance qui est là pour rester? Geneviève Rossier et Marie-Josée Lareau aux Grands Communicateurs le 27 novembre

Très tendance dans les organisations aujourd'hui, la collaboration est présentée dans les écoles de gestion comme un facteur de création de valeur en entreprise, une qualité essentielle pour tout gestionnaire moderne qui se respecte.

Published: 2Dec2013

Des projets dans la Ville reine

Ingénieure en bâtiment, Nadine Léonard (EMBA'11) a été promue vice-présidente régionale l'an dernier chez Pomerleau. Fraîchement installée à Toronto, on lui a confié le mandat d'y gérer le nouveau bureau de l'entreprise québécoise de construction.

«J'avais un vif intérêt à conquérir un nouveau marché, à traverser la barrière culturelle pour que l'entreprise puisse prendre de l'essor et diversifier ses activités, affirme-t-elle. Je venais d'ailleurs de terminer mon mémoire de maîtrise sur le développement de Pomerleau en terres nord-américaines.»

Published: 2Dec2013