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    1. Fire Dobelle, and Westfield’s Board

      Fire Dobelle, and Westfield’s Board

      The Boston Globe today has 2 front page stories on the spending scandal at Westfield State University involving President Evan Dobelle. It is amazing this story has dragged on as long as it has. Westfield’s Board of Trustees should have fired Dobelle weeks ago when it identified continued inappropriate personal expenditures that he claimed were university related. The board’s seeming reluctance to fire Dobelle is a case study in crisis management failure. 

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    2. Jamie Dimon as the Steven Cohen of Banking

      Jamie Dimon as the Steven Cohen of Banking

      Could Jamie Dimon possibly find himself joining Steven A. Cohen among the government's favorite Wall Street targets? Vanity Fair recently wondered whether embattled hedge funder Cohen is the government's White Whale, who eludes U.S. attorney Preet Bharara's monomaniacal pursuit of insider trading on Wall Street. Now, after JPMorgan , the largest bank in the U.S. by assets ...

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      Mentions: Investment SEC CEO
    3. Carl Icahn: Challenging the Imperial Boardroom

      Carl Icahn:  Challenging the Imperial Boardroom

      I'm no political scientist, but it doesn't take a genius to understand that voting is crucial to democracy. When things aren't going well, citizens can vote the leaders out. A lot of blood has been shed for these rights, and while democracy isn't perfect, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it's far better than any other system of government...

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    4. Path to Better Non-Profit Board Performance is Tied to Four Key Areas

      Path to Better Non-Profit Board Performance is Tied to Four Key Areas

      Governing a nonprofit sustainably is complex, and requires knowledge, judgment, skills and leadership. While some nonprofits have effective boards that perform well, and therefore advance the mission of the organization, many fail to use their boards wisely.   With a modest amount of effort in the following four interrelated areas nonprofits could do much better...

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    5. Cramer: Microsoft Dividend is a Move of Desperation

      Cramer:  Microsoft Dividend is a Move of Desperation

      Microsoft's new dividend hike may be a desperate move by a company that has better strategic options, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday. Microsoft announced a more than 20 percent increase in its dividend Tuesday and disclosed plans for a new $40 billion buyback. The quarterly dividend was raised to 28 cents per share, a 5 cent boost over the previous quarter. The dividend will be payable to shareholders on Dec. 12...

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    6. The Governance Intent-Reality Gap (Trap)

      The Governance Intent-Reality Gap (Trap)
      I have been conducting an in recent months--to supplement and information my doctoral research work--asking directors and managers about the importance of strategy, and the extent to which the Board of their company is involved in strategy formulation.
       
      The overwhelming majority of respondents to date have told me that the Board has a key role to play in [forming] strategy. However, after listening further and checking, I've discovered what appears to be a yawning gap between what respondents claim and what actually occurs in practice. Surprisingly few Boards actually spend much time on strategy at all. Rather, they concentrate ...
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      Mentions: Compliance
    7. New Non-GAAP “Private Entity” Flexible Financial Reporting – Will This Work?

      New Non-GAAP “Private Entity” Flexible Financial Reporting – Will This Work?

      The AICPA has recently announced a financial reporting framework for what are called “private” or “small-” and “medium-sized” entities or businesses. Please click on the following link for the AICPA announcement, Click Here. Here is a link to an AICPA website page that provides guidance tools although the AICPA appears to disclaim responsibility or support for the tools, Click Here. And, if I am not mistaken, it has also been proposed that nonprofits might also be able to use the new flexible accounting approach – click the following link for the status of that proposal, Click Here.

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    8. No, GCs Should Not be on the Board

      No, GCs Should Not be on the Board

      A provocative headline recently topped a CorpCounsel.com story: “Should GCs Be on the Board? GCs Say Yes.”  This former GC says “no.”  In fact, the story presented a much more modest and qualified account of that issue in describing “The General Counsel Excellence Report 2013,” prepared by the news site Global Legal Post, in association with legal referral network TerraLex and based on a survey of 270 chief legal officers globally...

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    9. Google Stock Settlement May Not Do Much for Shareholders

      Google Stock Settlement May Not Do Much for Shareholders

      Google and its co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, settled a shareholder lawsuit earlier this summer that most likely clears the way for Google to issue new nonvoting Class C shares. The settlement perpetuates the co-founders’ control, which is good for them, but it may not do much for Google’s shareholders, the majority of whom voted to oppose the maneuver...

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    10. A Pyrrhic Victory for J.C. Penney

      A Pyrrhic Victory for J.C. Penney

      Ackman’s split with the company follows a contentious and public fight he had with other J.C. Penney board members regarding the direction of the company Ackman publicly disclosed that he wanted to have fellow directors move quicker on the replacement of interim Chief Executive Myron “Mike” Ullman.  In addition, he wanted to replace the board’s chairman, Tom Engibous.  As a result of these unusual disclosures of boardroom discussions, Ackman came under heavy criticism from other Penney directors and outsiders. 

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    11. Taking a Fresh Look at Corporate Governance

      Taking a Fresh Look at Corporate Governance

      Many boards today are trying to figure out if they have the proper skills and experience to guide their companies now and in the future. Each board needs to consider whether the backgrounds and experience of its existing directors are appropriate or if new skills are needed. Recently, some critics have been outspoken about their perception of deficiencies in the current state of board renewal...

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