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    1. Guest Post: Enron Redux – Have We Learned Anything?

      Guest Post: Enron Redux – Have We Learned Anything?

      Submitted by Sue McNamara and Bruce Corneil of Beutel Goodman , Greed; corporate arrogance; lobbying influence; excessive leverage; accounting tricks to hide debt; lack of transparency; off balance sheet obligations; mark to market accounting; short-term focus on profit to drive compensation; failure of corporate governance; as well as auditors, analysts, rating agencies and regulators who were ...

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    2. Carl Icahn Is Now Suing Michael Dell For Trying To Thwart His Attempt To Take Over Dell

      Carl Icahn Is Now Suing Michael Dell For Trying To Thwart His Attempt To Take Over Dell

      Carl Icahn is suing Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell and his group for attempting to thwart Icahn's takeover of the embattled PC maker, Reuters reports. Icahn is trying to block Dell from setting a new record date ahead tomorrow's shareholder vote for control of the company. In his lawsuit, he also included a list of demands , said Reuters, one being that CEO Michael Dell and his group not be able to vote any shares issued after February 5th, the day the deal was announced. Last week, the Dell shareholder vote was postponed at Michael Dell's request. He ...

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    3. Directors and IT: What Works Best

      Directors and IT: What Works Best

      Overseeing a company’s information technology activities is a signifi cant challenge for directors. The pace of change in this area is rapid, the subject matter is complicated, and the highly technical language used to describe emerging technologies and evolving risks makes this a challenging area. And many companies are relying more and more on technology to get ahead, often prompting substantial changes in how they operate. All of these factors can make the board’s IT oversight responsibility appear harder than it is.

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    4. Dan Loeb Discloses Stake In Giant Fertilizer Producer CF Industries (CF), Sends Stock Climbing

      Dan Loeb Discloses Stake In Giant Fertilizer Producer CF Industries (CF), Sends Stock Climbing

      Hedge fund investor Dan Loeb may be exiting Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), but he has set his sights on the fertilizer industry. Third Point LLC, Loeb's hedge fund, bought a large stake in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF), the biggest U.S. producer of nitrogen fertilizer, during the second quarter, Reuters reported Monday...

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    5. Clash of the Mad Men in $35bn advertising mega-merger

      Clash of the Mad Men in $35bn advertising mega-merger

      Sir Martin, the chief executive of WPP, which will lose its crown as the world’s biggest advertising group as a result of the Publicis-Omnicom merger, said: “This is a seismic shock to the industry and will make clients and people think about what they’re doing. This gives us a big opportunity.” Publicis, the owner of agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Starcom Media Vest, and Omnicom, which owns Abbott Mead Vickers and Adam & Eve DDB, want to merge to get greater scale when they negotiate with media

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    6. Corporate Governance and Social Media: A Brave New World for Board Directors

      Corporate Governance and  Social Media: A Brave New World  for Board Directors

      What should board members know about social media as it relates to a company’s ability to do business and safeguard its image? And what is the board’s role in helping a company make the best use of social media—and defending against its misuse? Two corporate governance practitioners provide insights on the power of new social technologies to shape boards’ decisions and bolster stakeholders’ influence.

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