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    1. Katy Perry is #1 on Twitter, So Why is the Board All Male?

      Katy Perry is #1 on Twitter, So Why is the Board All Male?

      Academic and tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo got into a highly-publicized spat last month after Wadhwa criticized Twitter for having an all-white male board and “male chauvinistic thinking.” Then, Costolo called Wadhwa the "Carrot Top" of academic sources. The two duked it out on, you guessed it, Twitter. And since then, Kara Swisher of All Things D, that Twitter is looking for a woman to join its board after the company’s IPO...

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    2. Delaware Court Finds Flaws By Board in Sale of VC-Backed Company

      Delaware Court Finds Flaws By Board in Sale of VC-Backed Company

      The Delaware court of chancery found recently that the sale of venture-backed Trados Inc., for a purchase price that was less than the sum of the preferred stock’s preferences plus the payments required under a management incentive plan, raised conflicts that triggered the court’s “onerous” entire fairness review standard. The court criticized the process followed by the company’s directors...

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    3. Why Jos. A. Bank Fights For Men's Wearhouse

      Why Jos. A. Bank Fights For Men's Wearhouse

      It seldom happens that a smaller sized specialty retailer will make an effort to take over a larger organization. It is David and Goliath in modern suits.  But that is what is happening in the menswear arena.  Smaller Jos. A. Bank, a respected men’s store with 603 units that achieved sales of $1.05 Billion in fiscal 2012, has made a pitch to take over Men’s Wearhouse with 1,143 units and sales ...

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    4. Proxy Contests on the Rise – Activists Emboldened by Success

      Proxy Contests on the Rise – Activists Emboldened by Success

      According to data released last week by The Conference Board, activist shareholders are driving a significant uptick in proxy contests. During the first half of 2013, Russell 3000 companies saw more than a 45 percent spike over the same period last year. There were also numerous proxy fights launched against managements of S&P 500 companies, which are traditionally far less vulnerable to such attacks – the continuation of a trend that saw the average market capitalization of activist targets up from $3.9 billion in 2011 to $8.2 billion in 2012.

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    5. The Tech-Savvy Board: Risk, Strategy and the Competitive Edge

      The Tech-Savvy Board: Risk, Strategy and the Competitive Edge

      Growth is the cornerstone of corporate strategy. It is imperative for Boards of Directors to work collaboratively as a team to bring all strategic growth opportunities to the table. In today’s rapidly changing world, where growth is intimately linked with technology with technology enabled growth the norm versus the exception, the BOD team needs technology expertise among its members.

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      Mentions: Technology CEO
    6. Managing Multiple Boards

      Managing Multiple Boards

      Corporate Secretaries can often end up managing five, ten or twenty boards that are either related in some way to, or belong to affiliates. It can be time-consuming and difficult to disseminate information to these diverse boards around the world on a timely basis. As boards continue to become geographically dispersed, and as the fiduciary responsibilities of Corporate Secretaries and Directors increase, ensuring you have a board portal solution with ‘Enterprise Management’ is crucial. Enterprise Management comes into play for “joint” meetings across affiliates allowing the portal Administrator the ability to centralize all distributions and communications to multiple affiliate boards.

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    7. Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      Owl Spring Targets Activism with a Hedge

      NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Activist investors such as Carl Icahn, Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital, Nelson Peltz of Trian Management and Bill Ackman of Pershing Square have spent 2013 engaging companies as big as Apple , Microsoft , Pepsico and Procter & Gamble , however, some funds entering the business are content to take on smaller parts of the stock market. Owl Spring Asset Management, a ...

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    8. Dealpolitik: Alibaba's Governance -- Should Law Decide of Free Market?

      Dealpolitik: Alibaba's Governance -- Should Law Decide of Free Market?

      Once again a major company seems likely to come to the U.S. with a governance structure that would be prohibited on its home country’s stock exchange. Both Nasdaq and the NYSE would be willing to list Alibaba shares after a public offering despite the Chinese company’s unusual governance structure, the Journal reported this week. A group of partners at Alibaba will have the right to nominate a majority of the directors. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has reportedly rejected a listing with this type of management control of the board...

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