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Talking Management with Karl Moore: Reveal Yourself and Others Will Follow

Professor Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University speaks to Jennifer Petriglieri from Insead, France.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, March 25, 2014 

Published: 24 Mar 2014

How Do Introverted Leaders Succeed? By Earning Respect

Introverted leaders. Five years ago you didn’t hear much about them. Particularly since Susan Cain’s excellent book Quiet (see my review below), they have been getting much more attention. But introverted leaders have been around a long time – Moses in the Old Testament appears to have been one. In this post I talk to the former CEO of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team about one of this storied team’s best captains, Saku Koivu, a great introverted leader.

-Article by Karl Moore

Published: 24 Mar 2014

From Diplomat to Entrepreneur: Founder of World Trade Advisors Finds Better Quality of Life with Global Services Company

Six days before his 33rd birthday, Omar Allam left his secure, comfortable job as a trade diplomat at the Department of Foreign Affairs to pursue his dream of building a trio of global professional services companies.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

What I Learned This Week: Here Are The Crayons

Since January, I've been teaching a somewhat different type of course at McGill University. While saddled with the unfortunate standard curriculum name "Marketing and Society," the class is anything but.

... When I first put this course together, I had a discussion with two academics I respect immensely, Prof. Morty Yalovsky of McGill (who used to be MY stats prof in my undergrad years) and Prof. Pete McGraw of the University of Colorado at Boulder (and co-author of the upcoming book "The Humor Code"). 

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Lands in Montreal

The Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley-based “world’s largest idea-stage accelerator”, has expanded to Canada, choosing Montreal as the staging ground for its first foray here.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

Malaysian Airlines: message of condolences

McGill University wishes to express its deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, who included McGill graduate Muktesh Mukherjee (MBA'98), 42, and his wife Xiaomo Bai, 37.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that according to data analysis, the plane crashed into the Southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 passengers. The plane, which was heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared on March 8.

Published: 24 Mar 2014

BCom students place 1st at Canadian L’Oréal Brandstorm Competition

After competing against over 80 teams from universities across Canada, BCom students Sean Finnell, Jaylen Ghadia and Thanin Tabuteau have won the national L'Oreal Brandstorm competition. Sean, Jaylen and Thanin will head to Paris to represent Canada at the international Brandstorm competition this summer. 

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Published: 21 Mar 2014

Desautels BCom team places 1st in Quant at 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition

Desautels BCom students Ethan Zhang, Jeremie Guay, Chris Lim, Yusu Zheng, Nikolas Sinnhuber and Sameer Rizvi, won 1st place in Quantitative Outcry at the 2014 Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held February 20 to 22. The RITC is an annual event hosted by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. The competition utilizes simulated trading cases that closely mimic different aspects of real world markets and brings teams of students and faculty from universities worldwide to participate.

Published: 20 Mar 2014

Interview: Saurabh Mishra

Law firms that invest in corporate social responsibility can reduce their financial risk, Saurabh Mishra tells Manju Manglani.

There is a direct and measurable link between corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and financial performance, according to Saurabh Mishra and Sachin Modi.

Read full article: Managing Partner

Published: 20 Mar 2014

Financial Innovation in China: Alibaba’s Leftover Treasure - 余额宝

Usman W. Chohan (楚浩云) is an MBA candidate at Desautels with a Concentration in Strategy and Leadership. He is currently on an MBA exchange in Beijing, at a joint program between Tsinghua School of Economics (SEM) and MIT. The following piece is based on his work on financial innovation in China, in collaboration with Professor Alexander White of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.

Published: 20 Mar 2014

Finding Ways to Inspire Confidence

Managing is easy. Getting people to do what you tell them that is hard.

... In his book “Simply Managing” Henry Mintzberg emphasizes the concept of “engaging management” in a way that utilizes a sense of respecting, trusting, caring, inspiring and listening to get the best of everyone in the organization.

Read full article: The Nonprofit Times, March 17, 2014

Published: 19 Mar 2014

Match of the Day

Demographic changes and increased mobility of people and ideas are posing significant challenges for global commerce, with even emerging economies struggling to match capital with talent. But, in spite of the glacial pace at which the West is adapting to the new realities, there may be cause for cautious optimism. 

-Article by Reuven Brenner

Read full article: Quantum, April 2014 

Published: 19 Mar 2014

Choose to Prevent “Decision Fatigue”

How do you like your morning coffee - black or double-double? How about an espresso or a vanilla latté, with or without an extra pump of vanilla and whipped cream? What shirt will you wear? How about your shoes? Will you drive to work or take the subway?

You haven't even started your day, but you already have been bombarded with decisions that must be made.

Published: 14 Mar 2014

Surveiller les habitudes alimentaires afin de promouvoir une alimentation plus saine

Des chercheurs utilisent les données enregistrées à la caisse de supermarchés de certains quartiers afin d’améliorer les habitudes alimentaires 

Published: 11 Mar 2014

Tracking Neighborhood Eating Habits to Promote Healthier Diets

Using checkout grocery data from Montreal neighborhoods as tool to combat unhealthy food choices 

Published: 11 Mar 2014

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