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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: A Conclusion

I have been thinking of a way to conclude the recent series of questions about corporate governance concepts on this blog and to me, this quote sums it up nicely:   “Our corporate statutes assume that shareholders own the corporation, that the rights and powers of shareholders flow from… June 30, 2011 | Disinformation
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And the answer is.... I still don't know.

In looking back over the recent blog posts that I called “Appearance of Reality,” it occurs to me that several anomalies in contemporary Corporate Governance are worth mentioning. I had hoped to solve some of these inconsistencies -- at least in my own mind but many questions still remain… June 22, 2011 | corporate domicile , accountability , corporate governance , ownership , globalization , responsible ownership , trustees , Disinformation
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Stock Buy Backs

This is the ninth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms and concepts that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean… June 8, 2011 | CEO power , fiduciary duty , ownership , responsible ownership , CEO Pay , Disinformation
Friday, June 3, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Globalization & the Corporation

This is the eighth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms and concepts that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean… June 3, 2011 | Disinformation
Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Long-Term Shareholders

This is the seventh post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms and concepts that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean… May 19, 2011 | responsible ownership , shareholder activism , ownership , institutional investors , value , Disinformation
Monday, May 9, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: States as Laboratory

This is the sixth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms and concepts that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean… May 9, 2011 | corporate domicile , corporation law , proxy , corporate governance , Disinformation
Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Directors

This is the fifth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 28, 2011 | accountability , directors , fiduciary duty , independent directors , Disinformation
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Trustees

This is the fourth post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 19, 2011 | accountability , fiduciary duty , institutional investors , Pension , trustees , Disinformation
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Independence

This is the third post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same… April 12, 2011 | independent directors , corporate governance , board collegiality , accountability , CEO power , Disinformation
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Shareholders & Ownership

This is the second post in my effort to clarify corporate governance terms that now seem misleading to me. We all know what these words mean in a literal sense but in the context of governance, of business and of our post-crash world do they still mean the same thing? … March 22, 2011 | Disinformation , shareholder activism , ownership
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Appearance of Reality: Board Elections

The Appearance of Reality: Elect What do we mean when we talk about electing directors?  2010 culminated a period of years during which the fundamental dynamics of Corporate Governance were diluted into virtual meaninglessness.  Recently, I’ve been thinking about words that that seem straightforward but whose meanings has become… March 16, 2011 | corporate governance , management , ownership , shareholder resolutions , shareholder rights , Disinformation
Monday, March 14, 2011

The Appearance of Reality

As I write these days I keep coming back to the framework of corporate governance and some of the key concepts that now seem misleading to me. I don’t mean just the failures in regard to the financial crisis or the loss of traction in Dodd-Frank. I think we’re very far… March 14, 2011 | corporate governance , capitalism , Disinformation
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