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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Careless Language

Speech written for the RFK Compass event in Cape Cod, June 17, 2015 (not delivered). June 17, 2015 | corporate governance , CEO power , boards of directors
Friday, May 24, 2013

A Stacked Deck: JPMorgan Shareholder Fight

In my business, it seems you only win the ones that don’t count. In my case: Sears pulled out all the stops to keep me off the board;   After winning a 40% precatory vote to separate the CEO and Chairman at Exxon two years running, support fell to… May 24, 2013 | CEO power , shareholder activism , JPMorgan , annual meetings , boards of directors
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Say on Pay

Gretchen Morgenson of the NYT wrote recently ("When Shareholders Make Their Voices Heard," April 8, 2012) about Say on Pay and indications that, "some companies seem to be listening."  This is heartening news  indeed but I still have reservations about Say on Pay because, in the end, precatory proposals… April 17, 2012 | Say on Pay , CEO Pay , shareholder resolutions , shareholder activism , boards of directors
Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Corporate Governance 2011 -- Year End Reflections

1. The Elephant in the Living Room. The single best indicator of the state of corporate governance - a system of accountable power – is the capacity of senior management to increase their own compensation that has been going on for two decades. The metaphor of the elephant in… January 3, 2012 | accountability , corporate governance , CEO Pay , boards of directors , Dodd-Frank , lobbying , fiduciary duty
Monday, December 19, 2011

Directors & Boards - Happy Anniversary

I am honored to be a part of the 35th anniversary edition of Directors & Boards  and especially pleased with this profile....Congratulations D&B and here's to 35 more years of great work!      Separating the Top Jobs is a must From “The Great Divide: To Separate the Chairman… December 19, 2011 | independent directors , independent chairman , Tyco , boards of directors
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