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    1. BoardProspects -- Find Incredible Board Recruitment Opportunities

      BoardProspects -- Find Incredible Board Recruitment Opportunities

      Take a look at a sampling of some of the incredible board recruitment opportunities posted in the Recruitment Section on BoardProspects.com

      Chairman, Board of Directors:  A multi-stage private equity firm in Greenwich, CT, with a focus on commercializing transformational technologies and healthcare solutions, is seeking a Chairman for its Board of Directors.  This is a compensated position which provides up to $100,000 in annual salary/stipend as well as equity participation in the firm with an annual profit share.

      Board of Directors:  A 4th generation family-owned oil and energy business in Reno, NV, with operations on 4 continents ...

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    2. Anthem Makes Its Interest In Cigna Official With $54B Offer

      Anthem Makes Its Interest In Cigna Official With $54B Offer

      Anthem (ANTM) this afternoon went public with its takeover bid for Cigna Corp. (CI) offering the global health insurer $184 per share in cash and stock, according to a statement from the acquirer. Anthem said the combined company would have $115 billion in annual revenues and cover 53 million people with commercial insurance as well as government business including Medicare, Medicaid and individual plans offered on exchanges under the Affordable Care Act...

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    3. American Express Company Elects Michael Leavitt to Board of Directors

      American Express Company Elects Michael Leavitt to Board of Directors

      NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Express Company today announced that Michael O. Leavitt has been elected to its board of directors. Governor Leavitt is the founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners where he advises clients on how navigate the health care value economy. Governor Leavitt served as Governor of Utah from 1993-2003.

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    4. Is Corporate America Really That Far Removed from the Days of Kozlowski?

      Is Corporate America Really That Far Removed from the Days of Kozlowski?

      It lacked the glitz and glamour normally associated with events celebrated by this former captain of industry.  It didn’t include a band, models dressed as gladiators, bowls of caviar, chalices of Stoli vodka or even the now infamous ice sculpture of Michelangelo’s David.  Then again, this was a decidedly more muted occasion than his wife’s $2 million birthday party in Sardinia, Italy.  Regardless, Ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski’s release from prison a couple of months ago was indeed a significant occasion – or at least it should have been. 

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    5. 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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    6. Grinch of the Malls: Allegations of Greed at Simon Property Group

      Grinch of the Malls: Allegations of Greed at Simon Property Group

      This article is by Mark Rogers, the founder and chief executive of BoardProspects.com. Take a walk into any Simon Mall this holiday season, and you'll find it clear that things are going well for the largest owner of shopping malls in the U.S. One would imagine that the shareholders of Simon Property [...]

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    7. 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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    8. Markings of a Private Settlement with Icahn? Andreessen’s Resignation from eBay’s Board Raises Questions

      Markings of a Private Settlement with Icahn?  Andreessen’s Resignation from eBay’s Board Raises Questions

      Carl Icahn has earned his reputation as the world’s most successful activist investor by almost never backing down from a corporate confrontation. This is what made his decision last April to walk away from a very public and bitter battle with eBay’s Management Team and Board of Directors so peculiar. Recent events, however, highlighted by Monday’s news that noted venture capitalist Marc Andreessen is stepping-down from the board of directors 

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    9. When Directors (Like Gregory Maffei) Serve on Too Many Boards

      When Directors (Like Gregory Maffei) Serve on Too Many Boards

      This article is by Mark Rogers, the founder and chief executive of BoardProspects.com. I was thinking of asking Gregory Maffei to join my board of directors, but I’m afraid he might say yes. Maffei is the highly-regarded chief executive of Liberty Media Corporation, a publicly-traded media and entertainment conglomerate that owns interests [...]

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    10. Apple Needs a Boardroom Shakeup: Five Considerations for Tim Cook

      Apple Needs a Boardroom Shakeup:  Five Considerations for Tim Cook

      The significance of last week’s report that Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook is “actively seeking new directors” to add to the company’s board cannot be overstated. This is the moment when Cook can finally place his stamp on the technology giant, more than three years after Steve Jobs passed the torch to him before his death in 2011...

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    11. The Risk for Valeant’s Long-Term Investors; Ackman’s Bid Underscores the Danger in Shareholder Fatigue

      The Risk for Valeant’s Long-Term Investors; Ackman’s Bid Underscores the Danger in Shareholder Fatigue

      The battle between activist investor Bill Ackman and Allergan Inc.’s CEO and board of directors over Valeant Pharmaceuticals takeover bid of Allergan, the maker of Botox, has created a lot of sound and fury over corporate governance that could leave Allergan shareholders with the sagging faces down the road. 

      Ackman and Valeant recently increased their $47 billion offer for Allergan to $54 billion – only to be rejected for a third time by Allergan’s CEO, David Pyott.

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    12. Dennis Crowley’s Marathon Shame

      Dennis Crowley’s Marathon Shame

      I’m not yet sure whether Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley has set a new standard for arrogance or for stupidity— or perhaps it’s both. What I do know is that if I were one of the brand-name venture capital firms backing his New York-based social media company, I would be second-guessing the soundness of my investment right now. After pictures surfaced online, Crowley has admitted that he helped his wife Chelsa run the Boston Marathon with him this past week with a fake bib. As a lifelong resident of Boston, who has run the Marathon before and was ...

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    13. Dennis Crowley's Marathon Shame

      Dennis Crowley's Marathon Shame

      I’m not yet sure whether Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley has set a new standard for arrogance or for stupidity— or perhaps it’s both. What I do know is that if I were one of the brand-name venture capital firms backing his New York-based social media company, I would be second-guessing the soundness of my investment right now. After pictures surfaced online, Crowley has admitted that he helped his wife Chelsa run the Boston Marathon with him this past week with a fake bib. As a lifelong resident of Boston, who has run the Marathon before and was ...

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    14. Icahn vs. eBay Board – Governance or Gamesmanship?

      Icahn vs. eBay Board – Governance or Gamesmanship?

      Carl Ichan thinks eBay shareholders need to stand up to the board of directors. Is he right?

      Carl Icahn recently opened a new battle in his ongoing war with eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) with an open letter posted on Shareholders Squaretable. In the letter, the world’s most successful activist investor opines that he views the upcoming annual meeting at eBay as a “watershed moment” for shareholders everywhere. Icahn argues that in order to create an optimal environment for investment in America’s public companies, institutional investors need to “stand up” and hold eBay’s board of directors accountable for blatant ...

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    15. The Globalization of Today's Boardroom

      The Globalization of Today's Boardroom

      Having worked 24 years for Adidas and Reebok, including as President and CEO of Reebok, I witnessed the evolution of modern sporting goods and a global industry expansion. Each new market brought distinct characteristics, including consumers, work-force and distribution channels. I also saw how a global boardroom excels in identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities. As an executive, the ability to receive advice and counsel from directors with international business expertise is invaluable, yet I’m surprised to see how many corporations in this growing global economy have been slow to emphasize recruiting directors with such backgrounds...

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    16. Great Resources for Great Boards

      Great Resources for Great Boards

      I am often asked by board chairs for suggestions on reading materials that will help enhance the effectiveness of their board.  I thought today’s blog post would be a good opportunity to share several of these suggestions.  

      • Start-Ups:  Startup Boards:  Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors by Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani.  This book is part of the Startup Revolution Series and should be considered a must-read by any entrepreneur and their board members...

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    17. The Risks and Rewards of Being on a Board

      The Risks and Rewards of Being on a Board

      The single most important task before you join a board is due diligence. Being a director on board is a tradeoff. On the one hand, there is exposure to reputational and financial risk. On the other hand, there are benefits – tangible and intangible. In a world marked by disruptive forces, sharp scrutiny, and tighter board accountability, wise director candidates are asking more questions.

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