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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Director Liability is the Polite Lie at the Core of Corporate Governance

In thinking about director liability lately -- and it's a subject that never seems to go away -- I'm convinced that it's an underlying weakness in corporate governance.  Can a director truly fulfill their required duty to shareholders if they are indemnified and insured against every action, word, deed… June 29, 2011 | accountability , directors , fiduciary duty , shareholder rights , director liability
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Corporate Governance "Aha" Moment

In a moment of reflection, I have been thinking about the incident that woke me up to corporate governance.  It's a story I've told but I was asked so I'll tell it again here.  What is your "Aha" moment with respect to corporate governance or shareholder activism?  I'm curious… May 12, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Will the Federal Budget Affect Corporate Governance?

How will deep budget cuts at the federal level affect Corporate Governance?  We put out the call for questions because we resumed video taping for the blog yesterday.  Nell Minow post this question on my Facebook page.  Send us yours... April 14, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011

Bob Monks Interview: Part Two

In the second part of a two-part interview, Bob Monks, the corporate governance veteran, begins by discussing how regulatory environments shift as governments change. He recounts his time working for former US president Ronald Reagan, when the White House would cancel Monks’ lawsuits. Part two of Inside Investor Relations… April 1, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011

The Story of Citizens United

Bob called this new video by Annie Leonard a "very clear, very coherent description of the issues."   The video clearly lays out the problems caused by Citizens United and proposes a constitutional amendment to address these issues and allay corporate takeover of our political system.  Check Free Speech for… March 4, 2011 | Citizens United , Corporate Power
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bulletproof Interview Special - Robert Monks on the Crossroads of Corporate Governance and Public Interest

As part of a continuing series of Bulletproof Blog™ video interviews with thought leaders across multiple disciplines and industry sectors, we recently attended the NACD Directorship 100 Forum in New York City to gain leading insights on the foremost corporate governance challenges facing boards of directors today. While there,… March 3, 2011 | corporate governance , Dodd-Frank , Corporate Power , Citizens United
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bob Monks discusses Obama moving to the political center

Bob Monks discusses to reports that President Obama is moving to the political center & what that means for business. January 11, 2011. archives.ragm.com January 26, 2011 | Dodd-Frank
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Citizens United as a pivotal event of 2010

Bob Monks discusses corporate speech & the impact of Citizens United. This decision "has allowed corporate CEOs to become a dominant force in the the government of the United States." December 22, 2010. archives.ragm.com December 29, 2010 | Corporate Power , Campaign Finance , Citizens United , corporate speech
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