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    1. Board Conflict Is Normal

      Board Conflict Is Normal

      DAVID COHEN:  Conflict is a natural part of life, and situations involving conflicts will certainly arise at times for your board of directors. The key is not to ignore any conflict of interest but to acknowledge and face it head on.

      There’s a good chance your venture capitalist will be on your board, which can potentially create a conflict of interest. Conflicts happen all the time.

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    2. Insight - U.S. companies rein in flashy perks, find other rewards for CEOs

      Insight - U.S. companies rein in flashy perks, find other rewards for CEOs

      Often the shifts follow pressure from shareholders, who in recent years have criticized soaring executive pay and over-the-top perks. But it doesn't mean that the "extras" package that comes with a C-suite job is in decline - in many cases the surging value of more mundane freebies like financial planning assistance or life insurance is more than making up the difference. "Companies are really ...

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    3. The potential conflict of interest for leaders of AMCs serving on pharmaceutical boards

      The potential conflict of interest for leaders of AMCs serving on pharmaceutical boards

      ( The JAMA Network Journals ) About 40 percent of pharmaceutical company boards of directors examined had at least one member who held a leadership position at an academic medical center, with annual compensation for these positions averaging approximately $300,000, according to a study in the April 2 issue of JAMA...

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    4. Blood ties overrule corporate governance principles in Murdoch empire

      Blood ties overrule corporate governance principles in Murdoch empire

      Public companies they may technically be, but blood ties overrule everything in the Murdoch empire, including any semblance of modern corporate governance principles. In particular, all eyes now are on the future ownership of Network Ten, of which Murdoch junior owns 8.8 per cent. Lachlan Murdoch stood aside from Ten overnight, elevating the highly regarded former advertising and News Ltd ...

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    5. Is Time Warner Cable CEO's $80 million 'golden parachute' too much?

      Is Time Warner Cable CEO's $80 million 'golden parachute' too much?

      As of Friday, Robert Marcus has been the chief executive of Time Warner Cable for 80 calendar days. He negotiated the massive deal, which would combine the nation’s two largest cable providers, less than two months after stepping into the position. In total, Time Warner plans to dole out $135 million in parachutes to executives: Chief Financial Officer Arthur Minson could get $27.1 million ...

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    6. Inquiring Minds Want to Know About Board Evaluation….

      Inquiring Minds Want to Know About Board Evaluation….

      Fundamentally, a board evaluation is an opportunity for boards as a collective body to increase their effectiveness based on feedback the evaluation provides. Continuous improvement and development of board and board committee processes and procedures is imperative to ensuring board effectiveness. Today, there is an increased level of acceptance and sophistication in board evaluation. However, the evaluation techniques are still in their infancy.

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