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Summer 2015

Summer 2015


Teamwork (at Work) and the Beautiful Game
QSB organizational behaviour professor Matthias Spitzmuller has focused his recent research on team leadership and cooperative work behaviours. The long-time soccer player, fan and former TV-commentator has drawn some interesting parallels between what he’s learned first-hand on the pitch and what he’s discovered about workplace teams through his research in the academic field.
Globe and Mail reporters Sean Silcoff (BCom’92) and Jacquie McNish uncover how BlackBerry lost its way in their new book.
Nine Things
Jim Leech promised his parents he’d never forget
Start-Ups Snapshot 2015
Our regular feature on new ventures launched by QSB alumni returns. We continue to receive submissions about the new ventures launched by both QSB grads and current students. Three are showcased in the following pages and, along with many other new venture stories, are also available online at


Wine Fit for a Queen
Spencer Massie’s Clos du Soleil winery showcased its wares to a royal audience when Canada House reopened in London in February.
Peng-Sang Cau with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a trade mission to China.
Peng-Sang Cau rarely wears solid black. This survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, now CEO of a tech-manufacturer, has personal reasons for wearing colourful outfits that have nothing to do with fashion.