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    1. When is A Lead Director Really Independent?

      When is A Lead Director Really Independent?

      This question came up in a recent conversation with a director who has held the lead director position in a number of public companies. He said a major problem on many boards is that a director is often reluctant to raise an issue, or make a strong comment, if he/she knows the chairman will not be supportive. To address this, he, as the lead director, established a "post formal meeting session" with the outside directors only. 

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    2. Boards Of Directors Still Need More Diversity And Youth

      Boards Of Directors Still Need More Diversity And Youth

      The responsibilities facing boards of directors today are very different from what they were years ago, and rightly so. Mostly gone, but not entirely, are the "old boy" networks of good friends of the company chairman. The short meeting and long lunch brigade where business was concluded on a nod and a wink, and where the meeting minutes were passed around for approval immediately after the ...

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    3. The Truth About Whether Marc Andreessen Cheated eBay Shareholders Out Of $4 Billion

      The Truth About Whether Marc Andreessen Cheated eBay Shareholders Out Of $4 Billion

      This week, activist investor Carl Icahn wrote two open letters to eBay's shareholders shredding eBay's board of directors and, in particular, Marc Andreessen. In the first, he questioned Andreessen's loyalty to the company, bringing up two situations where Andreessen "purchased large stakes" in former eBay companies, "reaping significant personal riches...

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