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Professor Yang invited to prestigious retail conference

Professor Nathan Yang will share his research as an invited speaker at the eTail 2019 Conference. The conference will take place over May 7-9, 2019 in Toronto.

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Published: 20 Feb 2019

How top performers propel others toward greatness

Forthcoming research co-authored by Professor Nathan Yang demonstrates how participants in a national diet program lost more weight when someone in their group was a standout, suggesting that exceptional performers can motivate others to reach new heights.

Published: 9 Oct 2018

Un truc ultrasimple pour voler de succès en succès au travail!

A key method for highly-successful people

A new study by Desautels Assistant Professor Nathan Yang explores how to attain short-and long-term goals, using the database of mobile weight-loss app Lose It! to track user information and success rates.

Published: 14 Mar 2017

‘Thinspiration’ is the key to losing weight

The ‘biggest loser’ in weight loss groups is more motivational than the average group weight loss, new research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University finds.

Assistant Professor Nathan Yang found that the top performer has an encouraging effect, acting as an inspirational target that doesn’t alienate those who fail to reach it.

Published: 4 Aug 2016