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    1. Governance Experts on Boeing: 'There Is Something Wrong with the Board'

      Governance Experts on Boeing: 'There Is Something Wrong with the Board'

      As Boeing takes steps to get its embattled 737 MAX aircraft up and flying again, investigations and lawsuits continue to pile up in the aftermath of October’s Lion Air Flight 610 crash and March’s Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident, taking a total of 346 lives. The crisis has caused frustrated stakeholders and corporate governance experts to question both the makeup of the board, and how they’re responding— placing a collection of people who are used to operating in inner sanctums under intense scrutiny and pressure...

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    2. Why ‘Staggered’ Boards Are Paying Off for Stock Investors

      Why ‘Staggered’ Boards Are Paying Off for Stock Investors

      The eternal battle for control at public companies between executives and shareholders is one of the most important narratives in business. And on one front, shareholders have won decisively: They’ve sharply reduced the use of “staggered” boards of directors, which can help protect business leaders from the pressures of reform-minded investors...

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    3. CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

      CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

      If you asked Disney CEO Robert Iger how 2018 went at work, he’d probably say great, given the company’s success its businesses, hot reception for the new streaming service, and Monday’s five-year high stock price. Plus, there is the $65.6 million in compensation he received over the year, according to the company’s current proxy statement. The number meant a CEO-to-median employee pay ratio of 1,424 to 1...

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    4. The Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Has a Dubious Record of Backing Gender Diversity as a Shareholder

      The Firm Behind 'Fearless Girl' Has a Dubious Record of Backing Gender Diversity as a Shareholder

      As the firm behind New York’s Fearless Girl statue, State Street Corporation has gotten an estimated $13 million in free publicity and even seen success pushing companies to add women to their boards of directors.  But as a shareholder, the firm’s fund specifically devoted to gender diversity has often opposed initiatives in favor of that mission...

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    5. To Diversify, Some Boards of Directors Are Growing in Size

      To Diversify, Some Boards of Directors Are Growing in Size

      PwC tracks what it classifies as “younger board directors”—those age 50 and under—and a new report on the cohort came out yesterday. An unmistakable takeaway is that women are making up a larger share of this constituency—37% in 2018 versus 31% the year prior. Of those independent “younger directors” who joined boards for the first time in 2018, more than half—61%—were female. Those figures reflect the uptick in female directors in the S&P 500 overall—24%—an increase from 18% five years earlier...

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    6. Papa Johns Abandons Search For Buyer, Looks for Investors Instead

      Papa Johns Abandons Search For Buyer, Looks for Investors Instead

      The nation’s third-largest pizza company has given up its quest to find a new owner . Papa Johns wasn’t satisfied with offers from private equity companies, reports Reuters . As a result, it has opted to look for an investor instead. The news surprised investors, who quickly punished the company. Papa John’s stock fell more than 8% Friday in mid-morning trading. Papa Johns has been struggling for awhile, at one time blaming the NFL’s National Anthem controversy for its problems...

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    7. Board of Directors Gender Diversity: In Europe, France Stands Out | Fortune

      Board of Directors Gender Diversity: In Europe, France Stands Out | Fortune

      A group called European Women on Boards last week released its first-ever gender diversity index and came to this conclusion: France, far and away, has by its measure the highest share of women on company boards at 44.2%. The index assessed gender representation at the 200 largest European listed companies in nine nations—Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the U.K—in an effort to identify best practices...

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    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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