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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Papa John’s Stock Surges 12% on Report that Activist-Fund Trian Is Mulling a Takeover

      Papa John’s Stock Surges 12% on Report that Activist-Fund Trian Is Mulling a Takeover

      Papa John’s ugly year of turmoil may finally bring shareholders some welcome news: Trian Fund Management , a hedge fund led by activist investor Nelson Peltz, is evaluating a takeover of the pizza chain , the Wall Street Journal reports. The news caused Papa John’s stock to surge 12% late Monday. Other parties, including companies and private-equity funds, have also expressed interest in buying Papa John’s, the Journal said...

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    8. Barnes & Noble Considers Selling Itself Yet Again

      Barnes & Noble Considers Selling Itself Yet Again

      Barnes & Noble is once again looking at so-called strategic alternatives for its business including a possible sale of the languishing bookstore chain. Barnes & Noble said on Wednesday it was considering selling itself after receiving interest from multiple parties, including the company’s executive chairman and top shareholder, Leonard Riggio, the man who turned what had been a single Manhattan store into the largest U.S. bookstore chain...

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    9. Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Signet Jewelers’ Board Is Now 50% Female

      Following Sexual Harassment Allegations, Signet Jewelers’ Board Is Now 50% Female

      Just over a year after Signet Jewelers’ CEO and key executives were accused of sexual harassment, the company has achieved gender parity on its board of directors under a female chief. And that diversity is helping Signet work through its challenges ever faster. “We now have 50% women on our board,” Signet CEO Virginia “Gina” Drosos said during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in...

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