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    1. Why Amazon, Facebook, Disney Saw Their Chiefs Retake Control

      Why Amazon, Facebook, Disney Saw Their Chiefs Retake Control

      Over the past few months, some of the world’s biggest companies’ CEOs have reasserted themselves in ways they haven’t in the past. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has “jumped into action steering Facebook ( FB ) into a high-profile campaign,” the Wall Street Journal recently wrote after consolidating power on Facebook’s board last December. Bob Iger, the longtime CEO of Disney ( DIS ), retired from top management in February, postponing something that he had planned to do for many years...

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    2. WeWork v. SoftBank: A $3 Billion Battle Involving Two Ailing Companies that were on Top of the World Just 9 Months Ago

      WeWork v. SoftBank: A $3 Billion Battle Involving Two Ailing Companies that were on Top of the World Just 9 Months Ago

      Who could possibly blame SoftBank for walking away last month from its $3 billion tender offer for WeWork shares— part of a $9.5 billion bailout package it signed last October? SoftBank Group ( SFTBY ) is the Tokyo-based, publicly traded conglomerate founded by entrepreneur and investor Masayoshi Son in 1981. Son, who still runs the company, made his name and fortune with early bets on Yahoo in 1995; Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group ( BABA ) in 1999; and Japanese telecom companies...

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    3. Corporate Governance, B.C./A.D.

      Corporate Governance, B.C./A.D.

      Corporate governance, B.C. (Before Coronavirus): A rock concert-sized crowd of shareholders packs into an arena in Omaha every year to hear from Warren Buffett (and buy discount Hanes underwear and other Berkshire Hathaway products). Corporate governance, A.D. (After Disruption): Businesses sit empty, the economy contracts, and companies must adjust the way their organizations operate, often on the fly...

       

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    4. Prioritize Governance from the Start: How Small Cap Companies Can Build a Strong Governance Framework

      Prioritize Governance from the Start: How Small Cap Companies Can Build a Strong Governance Framework

      Good corporate governance is a strategic differentiator, particularly for small cap companies. However, unlike large cap companies that may have an abundance of resources to support more evolved governance structures, practices, and standards, small cap companies may lack those resources, and they may face additional challenges to their ability just to survive in the short-term...

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    5. Mark Zuckerberg Asserts Control of Facebook, Pushing Aside Dissenters

      Mark Zuckerberg Asserts Control of Facebook, Pushing Aside Dissenters

      In December, Facebook Inc.'s top brass gathered at Mark Zuckerberg 's more than 700-acre, beachfront estate in Kauai, Hawaii, for an unusual board meeting to discuss how to redirect the company after years of turmoil. Changes came, but they weren't what everyone expected, according to people familiar with the gathering. Within months, Facebook announced the departure of two directors, and added a longtime friend of Mr. Zuckerberg's to the board...

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    6. Boeing Wants a Bailout After Years of Bad Corporate Governance—and Without Giving Taxpayers Anything in Return

      Boeing Wants a Bailout After Years of Bad Corporate Governance—and Without Giving Taxpayers Anything in Return

      Boeing is among the world's largest aerospace companies and defense contractors. It secures more in government contracts every year than almost any other firm. In 2017, for instance, Boeing pulled down $23.4 billion in taxpayer cash, second only to Lockheed Martin's $50 billion...

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    7. Boeing Hosts Annual Shareholders Meeting Monday. What to Expect.

      Boeing Hosts Annual Shareholders Meeting Monday. What to Expect.

      Boeing hosts its annual shareholder meeting on Monday. The timing is a little odd—the meeting comes before first-quarter numbers get reported on Wednesday . (Usually earnings come before annual meetings.) The meeting likely will generate some news and potentially some controversy. But the news won’t be about Covid-19 , the aerospace downturn , or the troubled 737 MAX . Those topics will have to wait until Wednesday...

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