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    1. Connecting Shareholders And Boards In The 21st Century

      Connecting Shareholders And Boards In The 21st Century

      Companies not talking to customers? School teachers not talking to parents? Management not talking to employees? Ridiculous! We know these statements aren’t true because each one contains a claim that contradicts a fundamental relationship necessary for the institutions’ survival. In this age of transparency and electronic communications, it was distressing to [...]

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    2. World’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers & Traders

      World’s Richest Hedge Fund Managers & Traders

      Net worth: $20 billion At 77, Icahn enjoyed another strong run in 2012, beating the U.S. stock market and most hedge fund managers. The investment pool he manages for himself and his employees returned more than 20% in 2012, thanks to bets on Hain Celestial Group and CVR Energy. Icahn, who was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens, returned his hedge fund’s outside money in 2011. Separately ...

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    3. 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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    4. Alibaba Updates IPO Filing, Names Partners Who Will Control Company

      Alibaba Updates IPO Filing, Names Partners Who Will Control Company

      An updated IPO filing from Alibaba revealed the 27-member cadre that will control the Chinese e-commerce giant, as well as nominations for its board of directors, which will include Chairman Jack Ma and Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai as well as Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and former Goldman Sachs banker J. Michael Evans. The Alibaba...

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    5. Why Allergan's Shareholders Should Be Wary About Valeant's (and Ackman's) Takeover Bid

      Why Allergan's Shareholders Should Be Wary About Valeant's (and Ackman's) Takeover Bid

      This article is by Mark Rogers, the founder and chief executive of BoardProspects.com. 

      The battle between activist investor Bill Ackman and Allergan’s chief executive and board over Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ bid to take over Allergan, the maker of Botox, has been generating a lot of news lately. But it’s what doesn’t get much press—what happens in the aftermath of such a conflict—that could have troubling consequences for shareholders down the road...

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    6. Tyson's $8 Billion Bid For Hillshire Makes It The King Of The Chicken Coop

      Tyson's $8 Billion Bid For Hillshire Makes It The King Of The Chicken Coop

      The fight between poultry companies Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride over Jimmy Dean maker Hillshire Brands seems to have finally found a winner. Hillshire confirmed Monday morning that Tyson has upped its original $6.8 billion bid by more than $1 billion; meanwhile, Pilgrim's Pride said that it has withdrawn its offer for Hillshire...

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    7. 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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    8. Walmart Slashed Tax Bill By Giving Top Execs Big Bonuses

      Walmart Slashed Tax Bill By Giving Top Execs Big Bonuses

      The largest private employer in the U.S. continues to exploit tax breaks to rewards its executives, according to the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a D.C. based think tank which has researched executive compensation, and Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF), a tax reform coalition. That finding was published in a [...]

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    9. Five Lessons Board Directors Can Learn From Activist Investors

      Five Lessons Board Directors Can Learn From Activist Investors

      This article is by Sally Blount, dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a member of the board of Abbott Laboratories. The growing role of activist investors in Fortune 500 companies over the past decade has created a lot of stress and uncertainty. Some directors and chief [...]

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    10. Why Executives Need To Learn To Embrace Their Shareholder Activists

      Why Executives Need To Learn To Embrace Their Shareholder Activists

      Shareholder activism is on the rise. Largely perceived as a US phenomenon in the past, today 9/10 global companies say shareholder activists are having an impact on their boardroom agenda. The general perception of activists is that they focus on cost reduction, freeing up cash or unlocking value through divestment; our [...]

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