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    1. The Cost to Shareholders of Picking the Wrong CEOs is a Stunning $112 Billion a Each Year

      The Cost to Shareholders of Picking the Wrong CEOs is a Stunning $112 Billion a Each Year

      As the public debates the merits of the recent corporate tax cuts, most people are dangerously oblivious to a bigger and in the long run costlier problem: that of picking the wrong CEOs to lead companies in the first place. After all, even the most aggressive tax cut affects only a relatively small portion of a company’s income. But a CEO chosen to lead a business impacts its entire bottom line and the livelihood and well-being of every employee and their families...

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    2. CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: What We’ve Seen in Filings So Far

      CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: What We’ve Seen in Filings So Far

      As proxy season gets started, we have already seen quite a few proxy statements and other filings, like Forms 10-K, that include the CEO pay ratio disclosures required by Dodd-Frank. In these filings, some consistent themes have arisen as well as some items and language that companies may want to consider including in their upcoming proxy statements...

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    3. Lowe: For Activist Investors, Board Power Depends on Where You Sit

      Lowe: For Activist Investors, Board Power Depends on Where You Sit

      When activist shareholders land in a boardroom, they often jockey for the committee seat with the most control over the top brass. As activists increasingly wrangle with directors over board appointments, the most popular pick is the compensation committee, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of significant settlements involving companies and activists between 2015 and 2017...

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    4. Snap CEO Spiegel's $637 Million Bonus Shows Just How Broken Executive Compensation Is

      Snap CEO Spiegel's $637 Million Bonus Shows Just How Broken Executive Compensation Is
      • Snap recently disclosed that it paid CEO Evan Spiegel $638 million last year — mostly in the form of a gigantic stock award.
      • The award was worth more than any other since at least 2011, bigger even than the jumbo award Apple gave Tim Cook when he took over from Steve Jobs as CEO.
      • Snap says it gave him the award for leading it to an IPO, but its rationale for the award itself and its huge size doesn't make much sense...
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    5. Dropbox IPO Multi-Class Structure: Bad Corporate Governance or Good Long Term Focus?

      Dropbox IPO Multi-Class Structure: Bad Corporate Governance or Good Long Term Focus?

      Dual or multi-class capitalization structures generally allow companies to sell large amounts of shares to the public while maintaining control in the hands of the founders and early investors. Popularized by the Google IPO in 2004, weighted voting rights have since been featured in the high profile IPOs ...

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    6. The Age of the Activist Investor: Do Corporate Boards need to be more Independent?

      The Age of the Activist Investor: Do Corporate Boards need to be more Independent?

      Nike spokesman Greg Rossiter said its corporate governance guidelines state board members represent the interests of all shareholders. “These standards for board members also include independence, character, ethics, diversity and an ability to devote substantial time to board responsibilities.” ...

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    7. You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

      You’re In The Room, Now What? 7 More Board Diversity Arguments For In-House Counsel

      As I discussed in my previous article , in-house counsel wield the unique power of being in the same room as their CEOs and chairpersons. In addition to their roles as attorneys and risk managers, many in-house counsel are also decision makers and influencers. Because in-house counsel are such trusted advisors, make key decisions, and know their CEOs and chairpersons best, they are particularly positioned to advocate for board diversity in their companies...

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    8. Dropbox Avoids Snap’s IPO Mistakes, but Only Slightly

      Dropbox Avoids Snap’s IPO Mistakes, but Only Slightly

      The Dropbox Inc. initial public offering looks like it will avoid some of the issues that plagued Snap Inc.’s stock market debut, but there are still governance and financial concerns. Dropbox DBX, +0.00% , an 11-year-old cloud-storage company based in San Francisco, officially filed its long-awaited IPO documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday...

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    9. Dropbox’s IPO is just the Latest Case of Startup CEOs Consolidating Their Power — and Investors Should be Outraged

      Dropbox’s IPO is just the Latest Case of Startup CEOs Consolidating Their Power — and Investors Should be Outraged
      • A growing number of tech companies are setting up stock arrangements that give outsized voting power to executives and founders — at the expense of regular shareholders.
      • Dropbox, which on Friday released the paperwork it filed to go public, is the latest startup to go this route; the arrangement would give CEO Drew Houston nearly a quarter of the voting power at the company.
      • Such stock structures insulate insiders from shareholder concerns, a privilege that executives and managers can abuse...
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      Mentions: Investors CEO IPO
    10. SandRidge Report Reveals the Cost of Quarreling With Carl Icahn

      SandRidge Report Reveals the Cost of Quarreling With Carl Icahn

      What’s it cost to tempt the wrath of Carl Icahn ? For SandRidge Energy Inc., the price tag is $8.2 million and counting. In a fourth-quarter earnings report Wednesday, the oil and gas explorer said it paid a $3.7 million termination fee after canceling the acquisition of Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. in December under pressure from Icahn and other top investors...

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    11. The CEO Who Turned Around Arby's says Much of his Success Should be Attributed to an Advantage Most CEOs Don't Have

      The CEO Who Turned Around Arby's says Much of his Success Should be Attributed to an Advantage Most CEOs Don't Have
      • This post is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism.
      • Inspire Brands CEO Paul Brown is tasked with turning around the restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings, using the same tactics he deployed at Arby's.
      • Brown said that a main reason he's able to enact major changes is because of patient shareholders, especially because Inspire is private...
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    12. Why Activist Investors Won't Target Ups (NYSE:UPS) Even After Lackluster Results

      Why Activist Investors Won't Target Ups (NYSE:UPS) Even After Lackluster Results

      United Parcel Services Inc. ( UPS ) shares have been on a downward trajectory for most of the month of February, following another lackluster quarter. Most recently, the shipping giant's shares fell on news that Amazon.com ( AMZN ) may launch a delivery service for businesses, a prospect that could eat into UPS's profits...

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    13. Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Distances Self as Russia Scandal Grows

      Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Distances Self as Russia Scandal Grows

      Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook member Peter Thiel made his fortune placing early bets on tech startups. His financial sixth sense merged with politics early in the 2016 presidential campaign when he staked his reputation on Donald Trump. The bet paid off for Thiel but Facebook itself has not fared well over the past two years. Now the company faces even more heat this week as evidence grows that Russian operatives used it and other social media platforms to influence voters...

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