John S. McCallum


John S. McCallum is Professor of Finance at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, and former Chairman of Manitoba Hydro (1991 to 2000). He is a member of a number of public- and private-sector boards and a regular IBJ contributor. He can be reached at

Stock Market Trouble: Five Books for Executives

by Issue: January / February 2001

I have just re - read four of the great books on stock-market debacles: Charles Mackay’s Extraordinary Popular Delusions……

Teaching executives the ancient art of persuasion

by Issue: July / August 2014

The events that led to publication of this article are unusual. In December 2013, I had hip-replacement surgery, which……


by Issue: September / October 2013

The link between leadership, management and enterprise performance is widely understood and accepted.  Improving leadership……

Thanks for the Memories

by , et al.Issue: March / April 2013

John S. McCallum is Professor of Finance at the I. H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. He has been…

The economy: Still a slog

by Issue: November / December 2012

There comes a time in the affairs of a nation and its business leaders when the status quo, though not desirable, is…

The power of habit: Good executive reading

by , et al.Issue: September / October 2012

Habits affect every relationship an executive has. Even how a CEO approaches decision-making reflects a habit, either…

One-liners for Executives

by Issue: July / August 2012

One-liners are very short statements that purport to capture the essence of a situation.  At their best, they can bring……

Executives should monitor central bank pronouncements

by Issue: May / June 2012

The task of divining the economy’s direction may confound managers, but monitoring the pronouncements of the institutions……

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