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    1. Size matters: CEO paydays are often linked to a company’s size, rather than its performance

      Size matters: CEO paydays are often linked to a company’s size, rather than its performance

      Compensation experts say such discrepancies highlight that, while corporate boards are increasingly tying compensation to performance, size still holds sway when it comes to executive payouts. “The reality is that once you’re talking about a larger company ... they are going to be paid more,” said Mark Rogers, founder and CEO of Boston-based board recruitment firm BoardProspects.

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    2. What Is the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 And Why Should Directors Care? By Scott Goldman

      What Is the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015 And Why Should Directors Care?  By Scott Goldman

      It is summarized by Congress.gov as "To promote transparency in the oversight of cybersecurity risks at publicly traded companies."

      It's important to understand what this bill means, why it was proposed, whether or not it affects you and what to do about it if it does.  The intention of this article is to answer those questions.

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    3. BoardProspects -- Find Incredible Board Recruitment Opportunities

      BoardProspects -- Find Incredible Board Recruitment Opportunities

      Take a look at a sampling of some of the incredible board recruitment opportunities posted in the Recruitment Section on BoardProspects.com

      Chairman, Board of Directors:  A multi-stage private equity firm in Greenwich, CT, with a focus on commercializing transformational technologies and healthcare solutions, is seeking a Chairman for its Board of Directors.  This is a compensated position which provides up to $100,000 in annual salary/stipend as well as equity participation in the firm with an annual profit share.

      Board of Directors:  A 4th generation family-owned oil and energy business in Reno, NV, with operations on 4 continents ...

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    4. Is Corporate America Really That Far Removed from the Days of Kozlowski?

      Is Corporate America Really That Far Removed from the Days of Kozlowski?

      It lacked the glitz and glamour normally associated with events celebrated by this former captain of industry.  It didn’t include a band, models dressed as gladiators, bowls of caviar, chalices of Stoli vodka or even the now infamous ice sculpture of Michelangelo’s David.  Then again, this was a decidedly more muted occasion than his wife’s $2 million birthday party in Sardinia, Italy.  Regardless, Ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski’s release from prison a couple of months ago was indeed a significant occasion – or at least it should have been. 

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    5. BoardProspects.com Adds Lorenz Reibling to Board of Directors

      BoardProspects.com Adds Lorenz Reibling to Board of Directors

      BOSTON (November 19, 2014) –BoardProspects.com, the world’s largest online boardroom community, today announced that its shareholders have elected Lorenz Reibling to its board of directors.  Reibling is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC., a real estate private equity company based in Boston, MA.  “We are thrilled that Lorenz Reibling has joined our board of directors.  As an extraordinarily accomplished international executive, Lorenz will be a tremendous addition to our board,” said Mark Rogers, BoardProspects CEO. 

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    6. Markings of a Private Settlement with Icahn? Andreessen’s Resignation from eBay’s Board Raises Questions

      Markings of a Private Settlement with Icahn?  Andreessen’s Resignation from eBay’s Board Raises Questions

      Carl Icahn has earned his reputation as the world’s most successful activist investor by almost never backing down from a corporate confrontation. This is what made his decision last April to walk away from a very public and bitter battle with eBay’s Management Team and Board of Directors so peculiar. Recent events, however, highlighted by Monday’s news that noted venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is stepping-down from the board of directors 

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    7. The Risk for Valeant’s Long-Term Investors; Ackman’s Bid Underscores the Danger in Shareholder Fatigue

      The Risk for Valeant’s Long-Term Investors; Ackman’s Bid Underscores the Danger in Shareholder Fatigue

      The battle between activist investor Bill Ackman and Allergan Inc.’s CEO and board of directors over Valeant Pharmaceuticals takeover bid of Allergan, the maker of Botox, has created a lot of sound and fury over corporate governance that could leave Allergan shareholders with the sagging faces down the road. 

      Ackman and Valeant recently increased their $47 billion offer for Allergan to $54 billion – only to be rejected for a third time by Allergan’s CEO, David Pyott.

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    8. Board Evaluation: From Bogus to Brilliant

      Board Evaluation: From Bogus to Brilliant

      The obligation of boards to evaluate performance

      A rush of corporate scandals, corruption and shocking transgressions has resulted in a new business atmosphere – investors, shareholders and creditors have finally had enough. Across the globe, they have banded together in special interest groups and are now insisting on legal regulations and reforms to protect their rights and interests.

      Shareholder activism has created more reforms in the last two years than in the last two decades. Investor group influence now shapes the way boards set policies in such far-reaching topics as diversity, compensation, terms of director service, and director eligibility.

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    9. Dennis Crowley's Marathon Shame

      Dennis Crowley's Marathon Shame

      I’m not yet sure whether Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley has set a new standard for arrogance or for stupidity— or perhaps it’s both. What I do know is that if I were one of the brand-name venture capital firms backing his New York-based social media company, I would be second-guessing the soundness of my investment right now. After pictures surfaced online, Crowley has admitted that he helped his wife Chelsa run the Boston Marathon with him this past week with a fake bib. As a lifelong resident of Boston, who has run the Marathon before and was ...

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    10. Dennis Crowley’s Marathon Shame

      Dennis Crowley’s Marathon Shame

      I’m not yet sure whether Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley has set a new standard for arrogance or for stupidity— or perhaps it’s both. What I do know is that if I were one of the brand-name venture capital firms backing his New York-based social media company, I would be second-guessing the soundness of my investment right now. After pictures surfaced online, Crowley has admitted that he helped his wife Chelsa run the Boston Marathon with him this past week with a fake bib. As a lifelong resident of Boston, who has run the Marathon before and was ...

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      Mentions: Ethics Investment CEO
    11. Icahn vs. eBay Board – Governance or Gamesmanship?

      Icahn vs. eBay Board – Governance or Gamesmanship?

      Carl Ichan thinks eBay shareholders need to stand up to the board of directors. Is he right?

      Carl Icahn recently opened a new battle in his ongoing war with eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) with an open letter posted on Shareholders Squaretable. In the letter, the world’s most successful activist investor opines that he views the upcoming annual meeting at eBay as a “watershed moment” for shareholders everywhere. Icahn argues that in order to create an optimal environment for investment in America’s public companies, institutional investors need to “stand up” and hold eBay’s board of directors accountable for blatant ...

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    12. The Globalization of Today's Boardroom

      The Globalization of Today's Boardroom

      Having worked 24 years for Adidas and Reebok, including as President and CEO of Reebok, I witnessed the evolution of modern sporting goods and a global industry expansion. Each new market brought distinct characteristics, including consumers, work-force and distribution channels. I also saw how a global boardroom excels in identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities. As an executive, the ability to receive advice and counsel from directors with international business expertise is invaluable, yet I’m surprised to see how many corporations in this growing global economy have been slow to emphasize recruiting directors with such backgrounds...

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    13. Inquiring Minds Want to Know About Board Evaluation….

      Inquiring Minds Want to Know About Board Evaluation….

      Fundamentally, a board evaluation is an opportunity for boards as a collective body to increase their effectiveness based on feedback the evaluation provides. Continuous improvement and development of board and board committee processes and procedures is imperative to ensuring board effectiveness. Today, there is an increased level of acceptance and sophistication in board evaluation. However, the evaluation techniques are still in their infancy.

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