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    2. Resignation Letter To the Board of Brightcove

      Resignation Letter To the Board of Brightcove
      There was a fascinating letter last week from Chet Kapoor of Tenzing Global -- resigning from the Board of Directors of Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV). Tenzing Global is an investment advisory firm in San Francisco. Here is just part of what Mr. Kapoor said in his scathing letter to fellow board members: "Lively debate on a board can be a healthy and productive means of vetting important issues through inquiry and research ...
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    3. Report Details Leadership Views of Both C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders

      Report Details Leadership Views of Both C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders
      The Conference Board New, rare research examines Millennial leaders' views on leadership....Today, in conjunction with RW2 Enterprises and Development Dimensions International (DDI), The Conference Board released the report, Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders .
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    4. The CEO of a $16 Billion Business Explains Why She Banned Corporate Memos

      The CEO of a $16 Billion Business Explains Why She Banned Corporate Memos
      When Julie Sweet became the CEO of Accenture's North American business in 2015, she made her mark on the $16 billion operation. Some of the changes Sweet ushered in were big, such as leading important acquisitions for the global professional services business. Other changes were smaller, but haven proven extremely effective ...
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    5. Can America’s Companies Survive America’s Most Aggressive Investors?

      Can America’s Companies Survive America’s Most Aggressive Investors?
      A spike in activist investor campaigns over the past few years has company executives constantly looking over their shoulders. Typically run by hedge funds demanding higher profit margins, activist-investor campaigns quickly buy up large stakes in a company and threaten to unseat company board members if they don't cut costs, driving executives to forego long-term business strategies for short-term profits ...
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    6. 6 Lessons Startups Can Learn From The Corporate World

      6 Lessons Startups Can Learn From The Corporate World
      Many books and articles have been written on what corporates can learn from startups how to build an agile culture, foster creativity in the team, and ship products quickly. However, the opposite is also true in many cases. There are areas that a startup can learn from a well run corporate. Implementing these lessons early on will help a startup immensely along its journey to be a large well-managed company ...
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    7. Why Google Really Spent $625 Million on a Company Generating $92 Million in Revenue

      Why Google Really Spent $625 Million on a Company Generating $92 Million in Revenue
      Google cloud boss Diane Greene Googles $625 million acquisition of Apigee announced in September hasnt closed yet, but should be done after Apigees November 8 stockholder meeting, someone familiar with the matter told Business Insider. That will be a relief to Apigee employees, whose morale was pretty low when the company went public in 2015 ...
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    8. What Makes a Company Board a High Performing One?

      What Makes a Company Board a High Performing One?
      Company boards' success or failure depends on myriad factors aside from legislative updates, an executive who serves on theFinancial TimesNED club advisory board has said. Patrick Dunne told an audience at EY's 'The High Performing Board' event that context,composition, capabilities, culture all combined to create a distinctive situation for each board ...
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    9. The Imperatives of a High-Performing Board

      The Imperatives of a High-Performing Board
      Corporate boards are constantly under pressure to improve their performance by expanding both the areas they oversee and the intensity with which they oversee these areas. Prescriptive regulations, empowered shareholders who challenge corporate decisions and a competitive environment that has blurred the distinction between an ally and a competitor have added to the pressure ...
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    10. Stumpf Resigns From Two Boards, Congressmen Make Big Director Bucks -- Is It Time To Reform Corporate Governance?

      Stumpf Resigns From Two Boards, Congressmen Make Big Director Bucks -- Is It Time To Reform Corporate Governance?
      Directors are responsible to insure management makes the right decisions for the long-term best interests of shareholders. And legislators have passed multiple laws, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, to allow the regulators, primarily at the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), to put real teeth (and enforcement) into directors responsibilities ...
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    1. We think these best practices will help corporate leaders decide how best to structure their boards to optimize long-term corporate performance.
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    2. Directors represent the interests of shareholders within the companies they oversee. We expect them to develop structures and practices that minimize conflicts of interest and keep management interests closely aligned to corporate performance.
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