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    1. How the Man Who Nailed Madoff Got GE Wrong

      How the Man Who Nailed Madoff Got GE Wrong

      Accounting sleuth Harry Markopolos believes GE is engaged in accounting fraud so vast that the storied conglomerate will soon be forced into bankruptcy. Markopolos was the lone person to sound the alarm on Bernie Madoff's Ponzi operation, and gained fame and credibility by turning out to be spectacularly right, raising fears he could be right about GE as well...

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    2. Why This General Electric News Is Huge for CEO Larry Culp

      Why This General Electric News Is Huge for CEO Larry Culp

      As Larry Culp, the CEO of General Electric ( NYSE:GE ) , nears the one-year mark of his tenure, he can probably sleep a little bit easier. Not because GE's stock has recovered -- it's down more than 65% over the last three years. And not because GE has suddenly started to outperform. Its Q2 revenue, adjusted earnings, and free cash flow all saw year-over-year declines...

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    3. EBay CEO Leaves Amid Activist Fight to Spin Off ... Wait, Haven’t We Already Done This?

      EBay CEO Leaves Amid Activist Fight to Spin Off ... Wait, Haven’t We Already Done This?

      EBay Inc. has been here and done this, but the sequel may not have the same payoff. In 2014, activist investor Carl Icahn campaigned and hounded eBay EBAY, -0.80% to spin off its faster-growing PayPal PYPL, +0.43% payments business. Hedge fund activist Dan Loeb of Third Point joined in , and they ultimately prevailed in convincing eBay to sell PayPal in a maelstrom that eventually led to the exit of Chief Executive John Donahoe...

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    4. WeWork's Board Will Have to Use 'Commercial Pressure' to Force Adam Neumann Out Because he Can't Be Fired, Experts Say

      WeWork's Board Will Have to Use 'Commercial Pressure' to Force Adam Neumann Out Because he Can't Be Fired, Experts Say
      • WeWork's board is considering replacing founder Adam Neumann as CEO amid the company's disastrous attempt to go public.
      • There's just one problem: WeWork's board of directors doesn't have the authority to do that.
      • Neumann controls the voting power of the company, meaning he controls the company.
      • The board will have to pressure him in other ways, governance experts tell Business Insider.
      • And Softbank, WeWork's biggest backer, is sure to play a big role in the coming drama...
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      Mentions: WeWork
    5. What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

      What Experiences Can Lawyers Bring To A Board?

      By their very nature, lawyers are cautious, analytical, risk-averse, strategic, and communicative. In other words, the perfect board members. Their legal training prepares them for the variety of challenges corporate board members face and gives them the tools to see, anticipate, and act accordingly. Olga V. Mack is the CEO of Parley Pro , a next-generation contract management company that has pioneered online negotiation technology...

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      Mentions: Attorneys
    6. Investor Stewardship Reporting and Engagement

      Investor Stewardship Reporting and Engagement

      Vital to rebuilding trust in business is an effective accountability framework based on good stewardship, governance and reporting. Within this, transparency over stewardship of investments plays a fundamental role in providing confidence to a broad range of stakeholders. Pursuing greater transparency drives greater accountability, and promotes a critical shift from short-term thinking to creating long-term value...

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    7. Nelson Peltz Explains Trian's 'big mistake' on GE and Why He's Sticking by the Stock: 'Larry Culp is a star'

      Nelson Peltz Explains Trian's 'big mistake' on GE and Why He's Sticking by the Stock: 'Larry Culp is a star'

      GE's stock has dropped more than 70% since Trian Partners took a position in the struggling company. “That was our big mistake; we should have sold three thirds of our position,” Trian Partners CEO Nelson Peltz said. Peltz is optimistic that GE is turning things around under new management, however. “I think Larry Culp is a star. I think he knows how to run a business. I think he knows how to deal with these issues,” Peltz said...

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    8. A New Roadmap for Corporate Climate Governance

      A New Roadmap for Corporate Climate Governance

      Prompted by extreme weather, calls for corporate climate action have been growing in volume and intensity – from regulators, governments, investors and youth.

      Within companies, the board of directors – as the most prominent corporate fiduciaries and ultimately accountable to shareholders – are responsible for overseeing effective management of climate-related impacts. They need to ensure climate risks and opportunities are centrally embedded in company strategy...

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    9. Meet WeWork's Board of Directors, a Group of Former Execs Guiding Founder Adam Neumann Through a Flubbed IPO

      Meet WeWork's Board of Directors, a Group of Former Execs Guiding Founder Adam Neumann Through a Flubbed IPO
      • WeWork is delaying the timeline for its initial public offering plan amid a wave of criticism in recent weeks, including complaints over a deal under which the company paid Neumann $5.9 million for use of the word "We."
      • WeWork's board of directors includes former officials at Coach, Goldman Sachs, and Uber, along with top private equity and venture capital executives...
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    10. Setting Directors’ Pay Under Delaware Law

      Setting Directors’ Pay Under Delaware Law

      The Delaware Chancery’s refusal to dismiss a derivative allegation in a suit claiming that Goldman Sachs directors were paid excessively may soon provide a decision that offers companies guidance on setting board of director pay (Stein v. Blankfein, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, C.A. No. 2017-0354-SG (Del. Ch. May. 31, 2019). This guidance may come despite the court’s initial doubts that the facts, when more fully developed, would yield a holding against Goldman...

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    11. Creating a Board of Directors: Key Considerations for Startup Companies

      Creating a Board of Directors: Key Considerations for Startup Companies

      One of the most important decisions that a startup entrepreneur can make is creating a board of directors that will assist the entrepreneur in growing and governing the business.  A company’s board of directors is tasked with  overseeing and advising management, making key decisions about the company’s business strategies, and representing the interests of the company and its stockholders...

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