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Ivey Business School

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."
Changing the Face of Business by Doing

Changing the Face of Business by Doing Good

Jason Inch likes "doing business by doing good." One of his most interesting ventures, for example, is a real estate play in Shanghai that isn't about making anybody rich. Instead, it exists to help China manage urban density while also empowering people to "work, meet, socialize, create, exercise, eat, drink and live multi-faceted lives."
01/26/2015 04:34 EST
Jian Ghomeshi Is a Workplace Reminder that Character Should Trump CP

Jian Ghomeshi Is a Workplace Reminder that Character Should Trump Talent

Talent and commitment are important. But when assessing employees or potential employees, it is also critical to determine if they have the character required to be a good employee and strive to be an even better one. Overlooking bad behaviour is easy, especially when it involves top performers. But leadership is not supposed to be easy. With all due respect to anyone victimized in this case, this incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks that stem from ignoring character in the workplace.
11/07/2014 12:43 EST
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The NFL Should Value Character as Much as Talent

Tim Leiweke, president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, recently made headlines by noting that hiring pro athletes with off-the-charts talent makes no sense if the players in question have terrible character. As far as he is concerned, ignoring character is a good way to ensure you are "doomed" to fail. He is right, and he didn't make his comments to score points.
09/26/2014 12:36 EDT
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Why There is Little Hope for Progress in Afghanistan

The collapse of talks aimed at producing a truce between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates has rekindled fears of ethnic unrest in the war-torn nation, according to a recent Reuters report. But if truth be told, Afghanistan has little chance of stabilizing politically or seeing significant economic progress with or without the power-sharing deal that was being brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
09/05/2014 01:25 EDT
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Understanding Business Sustainability Can Help Businesses Thrive

No challenge derails managers from the goal of sustainability more than understanding what it means for an organization to really be sustainable. Some people think sustainability is all about environmental issues. Others see it in terms of the bottom line. And then, of course, there are people who use the term synonymously with corporate social responsibility and shared value. Business sustainability is none of these things. Rather, it is about time.
08/14/2014 04:58 EDT
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Google Motors Will Drive Cars into the Future

Google is now actively promoting its self-driving car, which some automotive experts claim could be viable in less than a decade. Simply put, in addition to ripping apart the auto industry, self-driving cars will drive massive unexpected changes.
06/16/2014 12:45 EDT
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How to Find a GM Who Will Bring Home Lord Stanley's Cup

The data presented in the latest issue of Ivey Business Journal shows a growing body of statistical evidence suggests the odds of winning a Stanley Cup are no better with recruited proven winners in the coaching or GM positions. In some cases, the odds even appear worse.
05/30/2014 12:42 EDT
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Mining Barrick Gold for Positive Developments

Thornton's pay remains an issue for some major shareholders. But whether or not investors supported Barrick's latest compensation plan at the annual meeting on April 30, the company deserves credit for making significant changes to its governance structure.
05/01/2014 12:38 EDT
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What Miley Can Teach Bieber (and You) About Career Management

Miley Cyrus appears to have a well-thought out plan for changing her good-girl reputation, while Justin Bieber seems to be sorely lacking a plan of any sort. Consistency and clarity of message win out in this game of getting people's attention. There are valuable lessons you can learn from both.
04/30/2014 05:36 EDT