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    1. Mark Zuckerberg's Spectacular Failure of Leadership Shows Why Some Facebook Investors are Desperate to Fire Him

      Mark Zuckerberg's Spectacular Failure of Leadership Shows Why Some Facebook Investors are Desperate to Fire Him
      • The New York Times exposé on Facebook's crisis management exposes a spectacular failure in leadership from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
      • The report suggests he was at best uninterested in some of the scandals that engulfed his company, and at worst, complicit in exacerbating them.
      • It's red meat to powerful investors who want to oust Zuckerberg as chairman...
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    2. Meridian Compensation Partners Releases New Study on Executive Severance Arrangements

      Meridian Compensation Partners Releases New Study on Executive Severance Arrangements

      LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Meridian Compensation Partners, a leading executive compensation and corporate governance consulting firm, has completed a comprehensive Study on executive severance arrangements (not related to a change in control) maintained by a cross-section of 160 S&P 500® companies (“Study Group”). Key Findings of the Study The following key findings are based on disclosures made by Study Group companies in their respective 2018 proxies covering fiscal year 2017 severance practices...

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    3. Proxy Advisory Firms: Don't Trust 'Em, Try to Verify

      Proxy Advisory Firms: Don't Trust 'Em, Try to Verify

      The modern world of investing is built on a series of “trust-but-verify” relationships. Most average investors – such as those contributing to pensions or 401ks – must trust that investment managers are making wise choices with their money, but can verify decisions based on required financial statements, realized returns, even regulatory oversight...

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    4. Wall Street's Fat Bonuses May Hit a Snag in 2019

      Wall Street's Fat Bonuses May Hit a Snag in 2019

      The largest increases are projected for equities sales and trading professionals Wall Street professionals are on track for larger bonuses this year, but it may not last. Financial firms will award year-end bonuses of up to 20% larger this year versus last year, according to an analysis released Monday by Johnson Associates, a New York-based compensation consulting firm...

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      Mentions: Investment CEO Amazon
    5. When Scandals Hit Campus, College Boards Rarely Get Hurt

      When Scandals Hit Campus, College Boards Rarely Get Hurt

      Lawmakers, faculty and students are demanding more accountability from university boards as sexual-abuse and other scandals continue to shake U.S. campuses.

      The boards that oversee universities have remained largely intact at schools including Michigan State University and the University of Southern California, where...

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    6. Who Is Telecom Italia's CEO and Why Is His Job On the Line?

      Who Is Telecom Italia's CEO and Why Is His Job On the Line?

      (Bloomberg) -- Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Amos Genish has held onto his job even as the stock lost a third of its value since his appointment last year. Then last week the former phone monopoly shocked investors with a $2.3 billion writedown and scrapped a key debt-reduction target. Talk of Genish’s imminent downfall has surfaced repeatedly since his main backer Vivendi SA lost control of the board to activist investor Elliott Management Corp. and its allies in May...

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      Mentions: Telecom Italia
    7. At $49 Billion Company Essilor, Employees are the Largest Shareholders — and The CEO Says That's the Best Way To Do It

      At $49 Billion Company Essilor, Employees are the Largest Shareholders — and The CEO Says That's the Best Way To Do It
      • The Essilor Group, an ophthalmics company based in France, has an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Its employees are its largest group of shareholders.
      • All employees, regardless of seniority, are eligible to purchase shares, and Essilor matches the investments up to a certain amount.
      • Employees can also vote on company decisions through the employee shareholder association.
      • Other companies, like Sears, have adopted ESOPs in the past — but it's not for every organization...
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      Mentions: ESOP
    8. Data Sheet—Why Elon Musk's Visionary Leadership Falls Short

      Data Sheet—Why Elon Musk's Visionary Leadership Falls Short

      Elon Musk has founded an interesting variety of companies since dropping out of the physics PhD program at Stanford. In the 1990s, he was among the first to see how the Internet could be used to distribute useful information (at Zip2) and pay for online sales (at PayPal). By the turn of the century, his vision was expanding and he founded SpaceX and Tesla, seeing a future with commercial spaceflights and electric cars. It’s been a long and not always smooth journey for those two companies...

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    9. How the CEO Behind Applebee's and IHOP Pulled off a Shocking Turnaround in Just a Year

      How the CEO Behind Applebee's and IHOP Pulled off a Shocking Turnaround in Just a Year
      • Steve Joyce has led Applebee's and IHOP on impressive comebacks since taking over as CEO of parent company Dine Brands in September 2017.
      • Since Joyce took over, the Dollarita kicked off a cheap drinks revolution at Applebee's, while IHOP redefined what it means for a campaign to go viral with its polarizing IHOb name change.
      • Joyce spoke with Business Insider last week about changing the company's culture, making comebacks, planning new brands for Dine, and much more...
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      Mentions: Technology CEO risk
    10. Eddie Lampert's Biggest Failure: Sears Holding Company

      Eddie Lampert's Biggest Failure: Sears Holding Company

      Eddie Lampert was “The Next Warren Buffett” back in 2006. Now, he is the chairman and former CEO of Sears, a company attempting to claw its way back from the retail ashes. How did Lampert, an activist investor, go from creating the "next Berkshire Hathaway" to throwing money into the fire that he created of a former retail giant? Was it systematic, the unavoidable failure of retail?...

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