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    1. A Board Interview Guide for Prospective CEOs

      A Board Interview Guide for Prospective CEOs

      A board interview guide for prospective CEOs A board interview guide for prospective CEOs Article Actions Share this article on Facebook Working through these questions as they prepare to take the top job can help executives clarify their thinking. Over the years, we’ve spoken with many clients who were preparing to be interviewed for CEO roles. We’ve also debriefed with them after the event, and we’ve spoken with corporate board members on how to structure the selection process...

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    2. Corporate Boards Are Looking for CEOs Who Aren’t Old White Men

      Corporate Boards Are Looking for CEOs Who Aren’t Old White Men

      For most of the past decade, Cheryl Miller has spent her days trying to put more cars on America’s roads—first as the treasurer and now as the chief financial officer of AutoNation Inc. , the largest auto retailer in the U.S. And for the past year she’s been working on behalf of another of the country’s biggest companies, Tyson Foods Inc. , as one of the newest members of its board of directors...

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    3. Zuckerberg's $1.5 Million Worth of Private-Plane Trips—and Other Perks of Being the Boss

      Zuckerberg's $1.5 Million Worth of Private-Plane Trips—and Other Perks of Being the Boss

      The benefits of running a large public company go well beyond paychecks and stock awards. Take Mark Zuckerberg , who crisscrossed the U.S. last year to attend a rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, speak with Muslim students in Dearborn, Michigan, and fish salmon in Alaska, all part of a personal challenge to meet and talk with regular people...

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    4. Shareholder Litigation in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement

      Shareholder Litigation in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement

      Companies are facing a growing number of derivative and securities class actions in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Having strong protocols to address allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct, thoroughly and promptly investigating such allegations, and carefully weighing the risks in severance payments to accused harassers are some of the steps companies can take to protect against such actions...

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      Mentions: Investors CEO SEC
    5. Forest City Board Shake-Up Could Be a Harbinger for Other REITs

      Forest City Board Shake-Up Could Be a Harbinger for Other REITs

      After nine of 13 members of Forest City Realty Trust's board agreed to step down last month, investors turned their attention to other real-estate investment trusts that could face board pressure in the coming weeks.

      The problem: Shares of many REITs have been flagging for the past year, in part because of worries the property market is nearing a peak and partly because of higher interest rates, which make REITs less attractive....

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    6. Meet the Woman Who Convinced Apple, Starbucks, and Nike to Close Their Gender Pay Gaps

      Meet the Woman Who Convinced Apple, Starbucks, and Nike to Close Their Gender Pay Gaps

      Meet the Woman Who Convinced Apple, Starbucks, and Nike to Close Their Gender Pay Gaps An Equal Pay Day icon. Arjuna Capital managing partner Natasha Lamb has convinced 21 companies to commit to analyzing and closing their gender pay gaps. These include major players in tech (Apple, , Microsoft), finance (J.P. Morgan Chase, , Mastercard), and retail (Amazon, , Starbucks).

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    7. Mark Zuckerberg runs a nation-state, and he's the king

      Mark Zuckerberg runs a nation-state, and he's the king

      Zuckerberg has defended the way power at Facebook is concentrated in his own person. And it may be true that, as he argues, this unusual corporate governance arrangement allows Facebook to hold off shareholders obsessed with short-term profits and think instead about the long-term interests of its ...

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    8. New Study Finds 5 Key Differences in How Male and Female Founders Raise Capital

      New Study Finds 5 Key Differences in How Male and Female Founders Raise Capital

      Women tend to bootstrap to avoid raising debt. Men tend to raise money however they can and bootstrap to make it go further.

      Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

      Men and women run their businesses in very different ways. The differences in their styles of starting and growing their businesses show up right from the word "go," according to Women Business Owners’ Access To Capital Literature Review, a new study by the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress under an Interagency Agreement with the National Women’s Business Council.

      According to research conducted by economist Alicia Robb, founder ...

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      Mentions: Investors CEO risk
    9. Is Dropbox's IPO a Good Investment?

      Is Dropbox's IPO a Good Investment?

      I’m going to answer this one from a tech executive perspective, and compare it to another highly popular IPO, that of Snap Inc (Snapchat). The key numbers: Revenue of $1.1Bn in 2017, up 30% from 2016 11m paying users out of 500m total Cash-flow positive: generated $330m free cash flow in 2017, up from $252m in 2016 Flat ARPU: $111 in 2017, slightly down from $113 in 2015 Gross margin doubled from 2016 to 2017, now at 66%, because cost of revenue (COGS) fell from $391m to $369m 2016- ...

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    10. Should You Be Concerned About UMS United Medical Systems International AG’s Shareholders?

      Should You Be Concerned About UMS United Medical Systems International AG’s Shareholders?

      I am going to take a deep dive into UMS United Medical Systems International AG’s ( DB:UMS ) most recent ownership structure, not a frequent subject of discussion among individual investors. Ownership structure of a company has been found to affect share performance over time. Since the same amount of capital coming from an activist institution and a passive mutual fund has different implications on corporate governance, it is a useful exercise to deconstruct UMS’s shareholder registry...

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    11. Elon Musk Runs Tesla – and that Means Shareholders Can Sue

      Elon Musk Runs Tesla – and that Means Shareholders Can Sue

      (Reuters) - Everyone knows Tesla is run by Elon Musk, the visionary CEO who is synonymous with his company. Tesla has acknowledged as much in public filings that described the company as “highly dependent on the services of Elon Musk.” Musk himself called Tesla “my company” in a 2016 conference call with analysts, and he’s claimed publicly that if he had not taken on the CEO job, the company would not have survived...

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