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    1. Firing Lousy Board Members

      Firing Lousy Board Members

      Check out Simone Joyaux's new book about how to fix a lousy situation in the boardroom.  This book explains why board members are (or aren’t) effective. And, this book gives you specific strategies and tools to fire the lousy board members and help the others succeed.  Maybe this book is too shocking for you. Or maybe not.

      Who should read this book? Executive directors. Board chairs. Governance committee chairs. Any aspiring leader.
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    2. How Carl Icahn Won Big In Actavis' $25B Deal For Forest Labs

      How Carl Icahn Won Big In Actavis' $25B Deal For Forest Labs

      For more than four years, billionaire investor Carl Icahn made a huge bet on Forest Laboratories, agitating for change at the drug maker. With more than an 11% stake in the company, Forest Labs was Icahn’s biggest trading position going into 2013 and his second biggest trading position going into 2014—trailing only his bet on Apple. He is the company’s second-biggest shareholder...

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    3. It'll take a miracle to restore Barclays's wrecked reputation now

      It'll take a miracle to restore Barclays's wrecked reputation now

      Antony Jenkins may have tried to do the right thing at Barclays by waiving his own payout, but even the bonus-hungry City is shocked by the bankers' shameful behaviour What a difference a year makes. Antony Jenkins was applauded by the City 12 months ago when he set out his strategy for turning Barclays into the "go to" bank by restricting costs and rooting out the bad apples in the investment ...

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    4. How Companies Can Achieve Effective Board Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, and NGO Partnerships | Alice Korngold

      How Companies Can Achieve Effective Board Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, and NGO Partnerships | Alice Korngold

      In researching companies that lead the way in global problem solving, I observed three important success factors: effective corporate board governance; stakeholder engagement; and collaboration with other companies and NGOs/nonprofits. The motivation for multinational corporations to find solutions to the world's greatest challenges is that companies benefit -- while improving the world -- by reducing costs, mitigating risks, and increasing profits. I contend that one of the best ways for businesses to develop their leaders, engage with stakeholders, and partner with NGOs/nonprofits is by involving their executives and professional on NGO/nonprofit boards -- strategically and thoughtfully.

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    5. Why Mary Barra Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception

      Why Mary Barra Should Be the Norm, Not the Exception

      One issue has been largely over-looked in the discussions about women leadership: Do the traits of one gender have an advantage over the other in the boardroom? Direct and self-promotional personalities have long been associated with leadership, and throughout the world men have been reinforced for taking charge, being focused on a goal, and directing people toward that end. In fact, a whole leadership model has been built around a command-and-control style. Women who competed with men to excel in this type of behavior were at a disadvantage.

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    6. Charles Calomiris and Allan Meltzer: How Dodd-Frank Doubles Down on 'Too Big to Fail'

      Charles Calomiris and Allan Meltzer: How Dodd-Frank Doubles Down on 'Too Big to Fail'

      [Registration Required] The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, mandated hundreds of major regulations to control bank risk-taking, with the aim of preventing a repeat of the taxpayer bailouts of "too big to fail" financial institutions. These regulations are on top of many rules adopted after the 2008 financial crisis to make banks more secure. Yet at a Senate hearing in January, Elizabeth Warren asked a bipartisan panel of four economists (including Allan Meltzer) whether the Dodd-Frank Act would end the problem of too-big-to-fail banks. Every one answered no.

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    7. Janet Yellen Makes Her First Comments As The The New US Fed Chief Tomorrow — Here's What You Need To Know

      Janet Yellen Makes Her First Comments As The The New US Fed Chief Tomorrow — Here's What You Need To Know

      On Tuesday, Janet Yellen will offer her first public remarks as chair of the Federal Reserve in the central bank's semi-annual testimony before Congress on monetary policy.

      No one expects much new information to come from the event, which means the market reaction could be limited, barring any unexpected curveballs.

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    8. Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      Critical: 'Not Just What The Numbers Are: But Why They Are What They Are'

      "Management accounting is a critical aspect of the finance function because it informs the board, investors and management why the numbers are what they are, not just what the numbers are" says Douglas Flint, Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings. He was speaking about the launch of a comprehensive framework to bring consistency to global management accounting practices around the world.

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    9. Women on Boards: Tokenism or Best Practice?

      Women on Boards: Tokenism or Best Practice?

      If a company adds three eminently qualified women to their board, and it is characterized as a gender play or way to avoid a firestorm of criticism, is that progress? Why do we assume that these women were chosen simply to avoid the negative press that Facebook and Twitter received when they went public for not having any women on their boards?

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    10. New Herbalife Convertible Struggling On Nasty Day: An Update

      New Herbalife Convertible Struggling On Nasty Day: An Update

      Early today I wrote about the billion-dollar convertible bond Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) announced this morning. This bond is the latest salvo in the fight between activist investor Bill Ackman, who thinks Herbalife is a pyramid scheme and has wagered accordingly, and the company.  Herbalife is planning to use a large portion of the new bond’s proceeds to buy back its stock, trying to offset Ackman’s recent upper hand...

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    11. Women on Boards: Another Year, Another Disappointment by Boris Groysberg and Deborah Be

      Women on Boards: Another Year, Another Disappointment by Boris Groysberg and Deborah Be

      “Still No Progress After Years of No Progress,” reads Catalyst’s recently released 2013 census of women directors and executive officers in the Fortune 500. Indeed, the news is not good: the percentage of women directors in the Fortune 500 at 16.9% has remained flat (it was 16.6% in 2012 and 16.1% in 2011). Why, when there’s so much conversation about the topic, are the numbers not moving? 

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    12. More Women on Corporate Boards Impacts All of Us

      More Women on Corporate Boards Impacts All of Us

      2020Women on Boards, an advocacy organization of 50 affiliates, including women's groups, institutional investors and high-profile CEOs, is sending out "W" (for "winner") certificates this month to the 496 companies that have 20 percent or more board seats held by women. While this number is a small percentage of all the companies in the country, it does represent a gain of 51 companies in the 2020 database of 1500 companies...

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