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    1. On Leadership: The One CEO Perk That’s Not Fading Away

      On Leadership: The One CEO Perk That’s Not Fading Away

      Since 2006 -- when the Securities and Exchange Commission began requiring companies to disclose more detail about executive compensation -- the perks of top managers have been under attack. And under pressure from investors and the fear of embarrassing optics for companies, many have quietly vanished. Country club memberships have all but gone the way of the three-martini lunch. Allowances for company cars? So very 2005.Read full article...

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    2. ‘Size matters’: Marriott to buy Starwood, Creating the World’s Largest Hotel Company

      ‘Size matters’: Marriott to buy Starwood, Creating the World’s Largest Hotel Company

      Marriott International, the Bethesda-based hotel behemoth, said Monday it has agreed to buy Starwood Hotels & Resorts in a $12.2 billion deal that would create the world’s largest hotel company.The combined hotelier, to be based in Bethesda, would own or franchise 5,500 properties and be the only company to have more than 1 million hotel rooms...

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    3. On Leadership: This Might Just be why Progress on Board Diversity is So Slow

      On Leadership: This Might Just be why Progress on Board Diversity is So Slow

      Many reasons have been given for why only 19 percent of corporate board directors are women -- a number that has barely budged over the last decade. There aren't enough directors retiring to make room for new ones. There aren't enough outside pressures to prompt real change. Boards can't find enough women to take new seats...

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    4. On Leadership: Should CEOs Hold the Chairman’s Role? A Vote Facing Bank of America Reignites the Divide

      On Leadership: Should CEOs Hold the Chairman’s Role? A Vote Facing Bank of America Reignites the Divide

      Last October, Bank of America's board gave CEO Brian Moynihan another hat to wear, naming him chairman of the company's board.But this was no ordinary crowning of a CEO as the board's leader. Back in 2009, as the financial crisis raged, a majority of Bank of America shareholders voted to separate the company's top two leadership roles, stripping then-CEO Ken Lewis of his chairman's title, a rare feat for investors...

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    5. On Leadership: The Problem With Outsider CEOs

      On Leadership: The Problem With Outsider CEOs

      Way back in 1999, an executive from Lucent Technologies named Carly Fiorina was recruited to be CEO of Hewlett-Packard. The board of HP—that granddaddy of Silicon Valley companies—brought her in to help transform the lagging computer maker. She tried to do just that, slashing headcount, shaking up how the venerable old company worked, and embarking on a massive controversial merger with Compaq despite opposition from one of the company founder’s sons...

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    6. Main Street Morning: Square to add Magic Johnson to board of directors

      Main Street Morning: Square to add Magic Johnson to board of directors

      Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Post’s daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government. Here’s what’s affecting my small business my clients and other entrepreneurs today. Gene Marks owns the Marks Group, a Bala Cynwyd PA consulting firm that helps clients with customer relationship management...

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    7. Twittter Chief Executive Dick Costolo to Step Down

      Twittter Chief Executive Dick Costolo to Step Down

      Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo will step down on July 1, and hand the reins over to Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and current chairman of the board, the company announced Thursday. Dorsey will serve as interim chief executive while Twitter looks for someone to fill Costolo's position. Costolo has been Twitter's chief executive since 2010; before that he was the company's chief operating officer...

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    8. Rosetta Stone Receives Buyout Offer From Private Equity Firm

      Rosetta Stone Receives Buyout Offer From Private Equity Firm

      Arlington-based Rosetta Stone said Friday that its board of directors is evaluating a purchase offer from New York-based private-equity firm RDG Capital, an overture that sent its languishing stock soaring. Terms of the offer were not disclosed, but shares of the language-learning software company jumped nearly 20 percent, to $7.62, on the disclosure...

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    9. The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of the Golden Parachute

      The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of the Golden Parachute

      Roland Smith has been the CEO of Office Depot for approximately 16 months.During that time, the company’s stock — at least before it announced a merger with Staples in February — declined slightly, while the S&P 500 rose by double digits. Its sales, in a long slump affecting most brick-and-mortar retailers, continued to fall amid store closures and layoffs...

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    10. On Leadership: When Shareholders Want to Talk About Pay Equality, But Companies Don’t

      On Leadership: When Shareholders Want to Talk About Pay Equality, But Companies Don’t

      Across the country, conversations about the gender pay gap are gaining prominence. In Washington, the Paycheck Fairness Act got a big push from Democrats before ultimately stalling in Congress last year. President Obama also signed two executive actions to boost pay transparency among federal contractors...

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    11. Why Companies are Rewarding Shareholders Instead of Investing in the Real Economy

      Why Companies are Rewarding Shareholders Instead of Investing in the Real Economy

      If you’ve noticed the steep upward trajectory of the stock market over the past few years, looked around and wondered why cash doesn’t appear to be raining down upon your friends and neighbors, you’d be justified in wondering: What’s going on here? If corporate America is doing so well, shouldn’t we feel like things are getting better...

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