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    1. GM, Harry Wilson, and the Disturbing Rise of the Golden Leash

      GM, Harry Wilson, and the Disturbing Rise of the Golden Leash

      On one side was GM’s chairman, Theodore Solso, and chief executive, Mary Barra. On the other side was a group of investment funds represented by former Obama administration Auto Industry Task Force member Harry Wilson.  The investments funds own approximately 2% of GM’s stock, and they were pushing the company to buy back $8 billion in stock and give Wilson a seat on the board...

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    2. Reputational Risk in the Boardroom: Natixis' Trustees Face a Moment of Judgment

      Reputational Risk in the Boardroom: Natixis' Trustees Face a Moment of Judgment

      This article is by Mark Rogers, the founder and chief executive of BoardProspects.com. President George Washington once said, “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” More than 200 years later, these words of wisdom offer a [...]

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    3. Why Corporate Mergers of Equals Almost Never Work

      Why Corporate Mergers of Equals Almost Never Work

      Paris. Champagne. The Arc de Triomphe in the background. It was the perfect setting to announce an engagement. The $35-billion “merger of equals” between advertising giants Omnicom Group and French rival Publicis Groupe seemed richly blessed last July when chief  executives John Wren and Maurice Levy posed for photographs and [...]

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