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Founded in 1922, Ivey Business School is based at Western University in London, Ont., with learning centres in Toronto, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Known for its case teaching method and thought leadership, the school’s mission is “to develop business leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the societies in which they operate."

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A 5-Hour Workday Is Not Just Possible, It's Profitable

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 2:24 PM

Office life has clearly evolved in the decades since Dolly Parton's gun-toting character in the 1980 dark comedy 9-to-5 took a stand against her sexist pig of a boss played by Dabney Coleman, announcing: "Up until now I've been forgivin' and forgettin' because of the way I was brought up,...

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Why Being An A**hole Costs Money

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 3:59 PM

This just in: Jerks make better business leaders. That, of course, is an assumption that has been around for a long time, not to mention one that has been somewhat difficult to counter, especially in Silicon Valley.

Indeed, as Business Insider pointed out in a 2014 article...

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Why We Should Thank Enron's Former Chief Financial Officer

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 11:52 AM

With all due respect to Senator Mike Duffy, headline writers got it wrong when they pronounced him vindicated by the recent court ruling that acquitted the former political journalist on 31 criminal charges for fraud, breach of trust and bribery related to his expenses. While Duffy was found...

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Start Thinking About Your Customer Experience Right Now

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2016 | 4:04 PM

Remember what happened to Kodak when digital photography changed the game? Well, market forces are creating a similar perfect storm for all companies.

Simply put, as John Sculley, the former CEO of Apple (not to mention Pepsi) recently pointed out in the Ivey Business Journal, it doesn't...

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Stock Charts Can Be Hazardous To Your Financial Health

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Anyone looking at stock charts these days obviously has a good reason to wonder if it is time to exit equity markets. After all, with stock indexes jumping up and down like a yo-yo, market bears are out of hibernation.

In fact, as Ivey Business Journal recently...

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A Leadership Lesson From The Horrors Of The Holocaust

(3) Comments | Posted December 11, 2015 | 11:28 AM

It was not your typical Hallmark moment.

After losing her beloved sister Miriam to kidney failure, Eva Mozes Kor spent hours in a Hallmark store trying to find the right card to thank a doctor. But it was an impossible task. After all, while the doctor in question did help...

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Why Losing Anthopoulos Is A Major League Loss For The Blue Jays

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Although the Toronto Blue Jays didn't go all the way this year, they clearly didn't lack character. This wasn't a fluke. As departing General Manager Alex Anthopoulos recently explained, team management made a concerted effort during the off-season to focus less on "talent and tools and production" and...

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Volkswagen's Corporate Leadership Needs Re-Engineering

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 8:08 AM

As the Volkswagen emissions scandal was breaking, Stewart Parnell -- former head of a peanut company in Georgia - was sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly shipping salmonella-tainted peanuts to customers. His actions resulted in an outbreak that killed nine people and injured hundreds, not to...

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Hooking Up With Leadership Lessons From Ashley Madison

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 5:04 PM

It is generally assumed that aversion to risk is one of the biggest obstacles to Canadian innovation, but according to a Conference Board of Canada report issued late last year, only 10 per cent of Canadian businesses are truly risk averse. The big issue is apparently an inability...

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What the Greek Tragedy Means for Canadians

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 5:04 PM

In 2011, John Mauldin, an influential Texas-based financial advisor, went to Europe to meet local market experts, hoping to get a handle on the Greek debt crisis. At a party hosted by a Swiss banker, he asked everyone to raise a hand if they thought the euro would...

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How to Make Money Off the Singularity

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 5:41 PM

When the new Terminator flick hits the big screen this summer, movie goers will once again be confronted by a question that has confounded Joe and Jane Average ever since 1984, when we first saw Arnold Schwarzenegger as a wise-cracking cyborg assassin.

Now, we are not talking about...

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The Federal Budget Was Good For Business

(6) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 1:03 PM

When it comes to new spending in government budgets, politicians are typically damned if they do and damned if they don't. The release of Canada's latest spending plan is a case in point.

Leaving aside the fact that getting Ottawa out of the red required Finance Minister...

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We Shouldn't Romanticize Steve Jobs as a CEO

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 9:23 AM

Investors and consumers alike were clearly excited to learn in early March that Apple was readying itself to launch its first new product in five years, a smartwatch costing from US$350 to more than US$10,000. In fact, the news helped convince Wall Street analyst Brian White to raise...

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Saving Good Bankers from the Bad

(2) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 1:30 PM

When it comes to the reputation of the financial sector, the good news is that a Google search for banker jokes turns up only 534,000 results, while a search for lawyer jokes garners more than 10.5 million hits. The bad news is that unethical behaviour in the legal profession appears...

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Target Canada's Big Mistake: Ignoring History

(1) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:53 PM

History does not always repeat itself, at least not at Target, which ignored past lessons learned when it tried to expand across the border with the same brand promise that made the company such a success in the United States.

If truth be told, even recent history does not always...

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Maple Leafs Should Think Twice About Chasing Mike Babcock

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 12:53 PM

By W. Glenn Rowe

Earlier this year, following a road trip in which the Toronto Maple Leafs lost five of seven games, team management fired coach Randy Carlyle, who was hired to replace Ron Wilson in 2012 by former GM Brian Burke. A follower of the proven-winner theory, Burke had...

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Changing the Face of Business by Doing Good

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 3:34 PM

By Jim Hatch & Fengli Mu

Critics have long looked at the impact of business on society and found it wanting. American economist Milton Friedman didn't help when he insisted in Capitalism and Freedom that "there is one and only one social responsibility of business -- to use its resources...

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Why Vulnerability Leads to Great Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 10:25 AM

Everybody knows it is important for leaders to show confidence and competence. But good leadership requires more than that. As management guru Jim Collins put it, a good leader combines both humility and fierce resolve. And for a leader to be seen as humble, they must be able...

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Will China's Fight Against Smog Influence Canada's Environmental Targets?

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 8:11 AM

Citizens of many cities are often frustrated by the challenges of hosting international gatherings of high-level politicians, which often create havoc with local life. In Beijing, however, it is safe to say more than a few people were sad to see the recent APEC summit come to a close. After...

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The West Needs To Better Understand Law and Order in China

(11) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 12:18 PM

By Jim Hatch & Fengli Mu

It is natural for many commentaries on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent visit to China to focus on human rights. But when discussing China, the West must always be careful about bias. At a press conference with Harper, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said,...

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