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    1. The CTO of One of the Biggest Consulting Firms Says CEOs and directors are beating a Path to his Door to Get Up-To-Speed on the Latest Tech Trends

      The CTO of One of the Biggest Consulting Firms Says CEOs and directors are beating a Path to his Door to Get Up-To-Speed on the Latest Tech Trends

      The CTO of one of the biggest consulting firms says CEOs and directors are beating a path to his door to get up-to-speed on the latest tech trends Troy Wolverton 0m Bill Briggs and his technology team at Deloitte are meeting much more frequently these days with CEOs and corporate directors. Deloitte Deloitte's technology consultants used to meet primarily with clients' chief technology and chief information officers...

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    2. The World's CEOs are Getting Increasingly Nervous About the State of the Global Economy, a Major New Survey Shows

      The World's CEOs are Getting Increasingly Nervous About the State of the Global Economy, a Major New Survey Shows
      • Global CEOs have become increasingly pessimistic about global economic growth in the past year and expect their businesses to suffer in the short to medium term as a result.
      • CEOs have traditionally seen the US as the most attractive place to invest, but it is close to losing that crown, with China and India rising rapidly in the rankings...
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    3. How To Dance The Board Two-Step To Increase Your Board Of Directors' Leverage

      How To Dance The Board Two-Step To Increase Your Board Of Directors' Leverage

      These are also five levels of situational leadership. Different leaders deploy different leadership styles in different situations. These range from command and control (tell) to partnership (co-create). The biggest difference is between leaders providing direction (tell) and input (consult or test,) with the associated difference in decision rights. Former American Express CEO, Ken Chenault, liked to give his board of directors two looks at any major idea...

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    4. How to Fix Unhealthy Concentration of Corporate Voting Power

      How to Fix Unhealthy Concentration of Corporate Voting Power

      The popularity of index and other mutual funds, combined with the current rules for voting shares of stock, has had an unexpected ill effect: concentration of corporate voting power in the hands of a few giant asset management companies. Nobody did or would intend this outcome. Fortunately, the voting rules can be changed. A great way for the SEC to start 2019 would be to take on and then fix this threat...

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    5. Hedge Fund Can Give Olympus a Clearer Focus

      Hedge Fund Can Give Olympus a Clearer Focus

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Olympus Corp. investors appear willing to bet so. Shares of the camera and medical-device maker, which was mired in a $1.7 billion accounting scandal in 2011, have surged to their highest in almost three years after the Japanese company announced a leadership and board shakeup in response to pressure from U.S. hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management LP...

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    6. Some of the Biggest Names in the Hedge-Fund Industry May Have Gotten Whacked by Betting on PG&E at Exactly the Wrong Time

      Some of the Biggest Names in the Hedge-Fund Industry May Have Gotten Whacked by Betting on PG&E at Exactly the Wrong Time
      • Pacific Gas and Electric Company, California's biggest utility provider, has seen its value plunge by 80% after last November's deadly California wildfire.
      • The utility on Monday said it intends to file bankruptcy petitions at the end of the month to reorganize under Chapter 11.
      • Eight hedge funds snapped up shares in the third quarter — before the wildfire broke out...
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    7. Could Jeff Bezos' Divorce Impact Amazon Shares?

      Could Jeff Bezos' Divorce Impact Amazon Shares?

      It's not every day that the world's richest person gets divorced. Amazon ( AMZN ) investors didn't seem too perturbed by news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie Bezos plan to split , which was announced via tweet on Wednesday. Despite widespread coverage of the news and speculation about what it might mean for Amazon, Amazon shares have not moved significantly since the announcement...

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    8. Dollar Tree Would Lose Money if it Tried to Sell Family Dollar as Starboard is Pushing

      Dollar Tree Would Lose Money if it Tried to Sell Family Dollar as Starboard is Pushing

      Dollar Tree has few options to deal with its Family Dollar problems. If Dollar Tree Inc. were to sell Family Dollar, it would be “fortunate” to get two-thirds of the $9 billion paid for the rival chain, according to Raymond James analysts. Activist investor Starboard Value LLP has taken a 1.7% stake in the company and is making demands for board seats and changes to the company, including a possible sale of Family Dollar...

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    9. Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Soon Make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's Biggest Shareholders

      Jeff Bezos' Divorce Could Soon Make MacKenzie Bezos one of Amazon's Biggest Shareholders
      • Amazon could soon have a large new individual shareholder in the form of MacKenzie Bezos as a result of her impending divorce from the company's CEO.
      • Jeff Bezos owns 16% of the e-commerce giant, and MacKenzie could be entitled to up to half of those shares, which would giver her, with Jeff, one of the two largest stakes in the company.
      • Although the Bezoses are worth $137 billion on paper, nearly all of their assets are in the form of Amazon stock...
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    10. Pier 1 is a 'Dumpster Fire' and it's Fighting for its Survival

      Pier 1 is a 'Dumpster Fire' and it's Fighting for its Survival
      • Pier 1's market value has been almost completely wiped out over the past five and a half years, falling 97% since 2013.
      • Analysts say the outlook is discouraging. Of the few surveyed by Bloomberg who cover the name, none rate the stock a "buy," two carry a "sell" rating, and four say "hold."
      • Analysts say a combination of overwhelming store environments, offerings that don't reflect the latest trends, and expensive sourcing and supply chain costs have brought the retailer to its knees...
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    11. California's New Female Board Member Mandate Could Be ripe for a constitutional challenge

      California's New Female Board Member Mandate Could Be ripe for a constitutional challenge

      A controversial new law in California, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But are quotas are the best way to bring women’s voices to the table? Legislators in New Jersey have already indicated they think so...

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    12. Advanced Cyber Security Center Report Identifies Need for Board-Level Cyber Risk Management Standard

      Advanced Cyber Security Center Report Identifies Need for Board-Level Cyber Risk Management Standard

      BOSTON, The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) today announced the findings of its first annual effective practice report, “Leveraging Board Governance for Cybersecurity, The CISO / CIO Perspective,” which calls for Boards to be active governance partners in “collaborative cyber defense.” Recognizing that defending against cyber attackers requires collaboration across organizational functions and between organizations, the ACSC report urges Boards to adopt a holistic ...

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    13. Activist Elliott Gets Even With Private Equity

      Activist Elliott Gets Even With Private Equity

      It came as a stinging blow for Paul Singer's Elliott Management when it lost out in a 2014 bidding war for networking equipment maker Riverbed Technology. The loss to a private equity consortium led by Thoma Bravo prompted a fundamental strategic shift at Elliott, which has in recent months started to bear fruit with a string of buyout deals by the US-based hedge fund. Elliott, which is best known for its bruising style of activism, had been putting pressure on Riverbed for more than a year...

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    14. Hyundai's Ambition Is Detached From Reality

      Hyundai's Ambition Is Detached From Reality

      (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Investors like targets – even ambitious ones – as long as they’re grounded in reality. South Korea’s flailing automakers, Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., are targeting combined sales of 7.6 million vehicles in 2019, slightly more than their 2018 target, the companies said in regulatory filings. That's bold considering the global auto market is forecast to shrink at least 1 percent this year and that the group looks likely to have missed its goals for last year...

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    15. Britain’s Biggest Companies Must Justify Bosses’ Sky-High Salaries Under New Rules

      Britain’s Biggest Companies Must Justify Bosses’ Sky-High Salaries Under New Rules

      When news of his £75m bonus caused outrage, Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn resigned Ministers say disclosing this pay ratio will improve transparency and accountability for workers and shareholders and combat concerns that some bosses are out of step with company performance. Companies will start reporting on the pay ratio in 2020, which will cover chief executive and employee pay awarded in 2019...

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