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Insights from Element AI CEO

Professor Karl Moore interviews Element AI CEO Jean-François Gagné as he shares more about his entrepreneurial roots, his unconventional path, and the feat of building an AI company from the ground up.

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Published: 16 Jan 2019

Perspectives on the IMPM from a hotel VP

IMPM graduate Sharon Cohen, Vice President, Fairmont Brand Management, AccorHotels shares how the program shifted her focus on management and the tools that she continues to use in her current role.

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Published: 16 Jan 2019

Mintzberg’s bedtime stories for better management

In his forthcoming book, Bedtime Stories for Managers, Professor Henry Mintzberg draws from his decades of experience to caution against the pitfalls of managing by positional authority and status.

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Published: 16 Jan 2019

How companies can thrive when employees fill a calling

Businesses with sights set on boosting their performance may want to take a closer look at the people they are hiring. According to research co-authored by Professor Patricia Hewlin, employees with a calling are bound to be strong performers.

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Published: 16 Jan 2019

A glowing victory at JDC 2019

Congratulations to Desautels BCom students who secured two 1st place wins and five 2nd place finishes at this year’s Jeux du commerce. McGill finished 2nd academically overall among 13 other universities.

1st place Strategy

Noah Tomas Petkau, Tamara Belair, Rachel Seo

1st place International Business

Aleem Damji, Noemi Holczer, Laurie Carmichael

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Published: 15 Jan 2019

Tested truths for understanding Gen Z

In a blog post for Forbes, Professor Karl Moore explores values that still hold true today- and likely well into the future - even among Generation Z. The first “truth,” as he puts it is being a person of your word.

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Published: 15 Jan 2019

The woes of living life on social media

As Professor Ashesh Mukherjee makes clear in his latest book, The Internet Trap, the pitfalls of living online in the age of social media include ceaseless comparisons with others and feelings of envy.

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Published: 15 Jan 2019

Experts weigh in on minimizing labor shortages

As three-quarters of employers report that a shortage of skilled workers has heightened stress and workloads of existing staff, Professor Corey Phelps, Associate Dean of Executive Education at Desautels, shares his take on adapting to and retaining a millennial workforce amid mounting labor shortages.

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Published: 15 Jan 2019

Alumnus recognized for decades of community impact

Bernard Stotland (BCom’57), President of the Jewish General Hospital Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada, in recognition for his achievements as a leader at the hospital and his support for arts and cultural organizations in Montreal.

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Published: 11 Jan 2019

EMBA alumnus highlighted for achievements

Jean-Claude Tshipama (EMBA’16), CEO of Broadband Africa for Eutelsat, has been named to a list of distinguished Congolese for 2018.

Tshipama is celebrated for his illustrious career, most notably for his recent efforts in expanding access to satellite internet in Africa.

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Published: 11 Jan 2019

Major funding propels TemperPack to next level

McGill Dobson Cup winners TemperPack have raised $22.5 million in financing from a group of venture capitalists.

Presently operating in Virginia and Nevada, TemperPack engineers, manufactures and distributes sustainable packaging products that replace single use plastics.

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Published: 11 Jan 2019

Graduation of Cohort 21 from the IMPM

The final module of the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM), entitled the Worldly Mindset, took place at IIMB.

Site visits, a tour of old and new Bangalore, as well as engaging lectures all contributed to new insights, in-depth conversations in the classroom and new concepts that participants can apply in their workplaces.

Published: 11 Jan 2019

Why Canada is scoring the top MBA applicants over US schools?

While applications to American MBA programs are falling and those in Canada are on the rise, many are wondering what factors are at play; Antoinette Molino, Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at the Desautels Faculty of Management, comments.

According to Molino, not only are applicants drawn to Montreal – a diverse and vibrant metropolis – but they are also seeking the small MBA class sizes available at the Faculty.

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Published: 8 Jan 2019

Indigo Books chooses BCom alumnus as next CFO

Indigo Books, Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer, has announced the appointment of Craig Loudon (BCom’94) as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective February 5, 2019.

In accepting his new role, Mr. Loudon leaves his previous position as Indigo's Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer.

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Published: 8 Jan 2019

An IMPM alumna extols benefits of program

Discover what drove Lili Hall (IMPM’13), Founder, President & CEO of KNOCK Inc., to enrol in the International Masters Program for Managers, what she found most rewarding about her experience, and the strides she has made since graduation.

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Published: 8 Jan 2019

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