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    1. Why Your Franchise Needs a Board of Advisors

      Why Your Franchise Needs a Board of Advisors

      If you're a franchise corporate officer or CEO, this is probably one of your fundamental values, and likely a focus or top goal for the upcoming year. It's what we all want: to grow thriving, successful franchise brands and businesses that provide good opportunities for our franchisees, our team, and ourselves. A board of advisors can help you do this unlike anything else. A big reason is that it can inspire a higher level of performance from the entire corporate team because there is now a new level and type of accountability present. And this time it's ...

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    2. Uber, Lyft, China and More — Top Tech Investment Bankers Share Their Biggest Hopes and Fears for IPOs in 2019

      Uber, Lyft, China and More — Top Tech Investment Bankers Share Their Biggest Hopes and Fears for IPOs in 2019
      • Market volatility at the end of 2018 put a pause on the IPO pipeline, but tech investment bankers expect the deals to flow at the turn of the calendar year.
      • With a long list of marquee names like Uber and Lyft, IPOs in 2019 could set new records in terms of valuation and exits for Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
      • But VCs aren't the only ones set to win. Bankers expect to see private equity firms try their hands at tapping the public markets, as well...
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    3. Explainer: Ex-Nissan Chief Ghosn Affair Raises Issues Beyond One Man, One Company

      Explainer: Ex-Nissan Chief Ghosn Affair Raises Issues Beyond One Man, One Company

      TOKYO (Reuters) - How big should executive pay packets be? How widespread is lax corporate governance in Japan? And what's the future of the alliance between Nissan and France's Renault? These are the broader issues brought into focus by the indictment of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn was arrested on Nov. 19 charged with understating his compensation by about half of the 10 billion yen (69.77 million pounds) he was awarded over five years from 2010...

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    4. Activist Investor Elliott Faces Hostility Over Pernod Ricard Stake

      Activist Investor Elliott Faces Hostility Over Pernod Ricard Stake

      Current and former chief executives of mining giant BHP, Dulux paints maker Akzo Nobel (Amsterdam: AKZA.AS - news ) , electronics group Samsung and the consumer goods group Nestlé will know exactly how Alexandre Ricard feels today. All have been targeted in the recent past by Elliott Advisors, the aggressive US activist investor, which on Wednesday announced it had built a stake of more than 2.5% in Pernod Ricard (TLO: RI-U.TI - news ) - the French drinks giant behind The Glenlivet scotch whisky, Jameson Irish whiskey, Ballantine's scotch whisky, Beefeater gin, Martell cognac and Kahlua liqueur - where he is chairman and......

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    5. Jonathan Bush: Running a Company with an Activist Investor is Like Having a 'Gun to Your Head'

      Jonathan Bush: Running a Company with an Activist Investor is Like Having a 'Gun to Your Head'

      Athenahealth co-founder and former CEO Jonathan Bush called out activist investment firm Elliott Management for its role in influencing the sale of the company during an interview with CNBC 's "Squawk on the Street" Dec. 12. In May 2017, about a year before athenahealth's decision to sell itself, Elliott purchased a 9.2 percent stake in the company...

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    6. Soul-Searching is in Order for Nissan's Board After Ghosn Allegations, Governance Experts Say

      Soul-Searching is in Order for Nissan's Board After Ghosn Allegations, Governance Experts Say

      Turmoil at Japan's Nissan Motor surrounding allegations of impropriety by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn raises questions about the oversight role of the company's board of directors, corporate governance experts said this week. Ghosn, long seen as a superstar of the global auto industry, was arrested last month after allegedly under reporting compensation and misusing assets...

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    7. Protege of Carl Icahn: Invest for Long Term Leave Trading to Computers

      Protege of Carl Icahn: Invest for Long Term Leave Trading to Computers

      Keith Meister, founder of Corvex Management, advises stock investors in these tumultuous times to "do what you do really well." "Everyone has different skill sets," said Meister, formerly CEO of billionaire Carl Icahn 's investment firm. "There's people who are going to make a lot of money trading the market [short term]. There's people who are going to make a lot of money having duration" — investing for the long term...

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    8. Quotas are a Terrible Way to Promote Board Diversity. Companies Should Do This Instead

      Quotas are a Terrible Way to Promote Board Diversity. Companies Should Do This Instead

      The just-concluded 2018 elections have been referred to as a new " year of the woman ," as nearly 25% of all members of the next Congress will be female. That puts Congress one point ahead of S&P 500 boardrooms, where 24% of all corporate directors are women . Neither number is impressive — and the pace of change remains glacially slow...

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    9. Carlos Ghosn's Legal Woes Highlight Governance Failings in Japan

      Carlos Ghosn's Legal Woes Highlight Governance Failings in Japan

      One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the arrest of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn is over how he allegedly could have underreported his income by millions of dollars for years and why the company is going after the suspected wrongdoing now. Ghosn, who headed the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Motors auto alliance, was arrested November 19 on suspicion he underreported his income by USD 44 million over five years, or about half of what he was really making...

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    10. Can California’s New Boardroom Diversity Law Withstand Courtroom Backlash?

      Can California’s New Boardroom Diversity Law Withstand Courtroom Backlash?

      When Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that made California the first state to require public companies to add women to their boards of directors, he professed himself undeterred by its potentially fatal legal flaws. “It’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the ‘persons’ in America,” he wrote in a Sept. 30 signing statement about Senate Bill 826...

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    11. Starbucks is Doing Better Than Ever After Howard Schultz

      Starbucks is Doing Better Than Ever After Howard Schultz

      This year has been filled with transition and turmoil at Starbucks. But don't tell that to Wall Street. Despite negative publicity in 2018 that stemmed from the arrests of two black customers in a Philadelphia store in April, worries about more competition from Dunkin' and McDonald's and the retirement of its iconic leader Howard Schultz, shares of Starbucks are up more than 15% this year and are not far from an all-time high...

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    12. Microsoft's Surprising Comeback Over Apple is the Outcome of Two New CEOs With Radically Different Gameplans

      Microsoft's Surprising Comeback Over Apple is the Outcome of Two New CEOs With Radically Different Gameplans
      • Microsoft briefly overtook Apple this week as the world's most valuable company.
      • The development speaks volumes about investors' faith in the respective companies' futures and the leaders driving each company there.
      • While Tim Cook has demonstrated that he's a great manager for Apple, he's repeatedly shown he's "not a product person," and he's left shareholders wondering about the company's next act....
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