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5 Considerations for Getting Your Initiatives Approved by the Board

In today’s business environment, boards are naturally inclined toward risk assessment and caution. This occurs simultaneously and without the slightest hint of irony that business growth is also expected. CEOs and their executive team are put in place to create growth with as little risk as possible, and this comes in the form of management submitting initiatives requiring board approval.

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Board Announcements

Walt Disney’s Board of Directors extended Chairman and CEO Bob Iger’s contract through 2016. … Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, has been named to the Wal-Mart board. Systrom will help Walmart move its digital strategy forward.

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The Perils of Regulatory Overreach

Since the 1980s, creeping precedent has allowed federal agencies to amass considerable regulatory and enforcement power. Undaunted by recent defeats in the courts, the SEC wants to become both judge and jury. But one small cap hedge fund managed to stop them in their tracks.

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Great Boards Have Great Dynamics

Tom Saporito Sept-Oct 2014

There are “good” boards and then there are “great” boards. Increasingly, research points to the link between effective board dynamics and shareholder value. In fact, 73% of directors polled in a recent study indicated that “great” boards are a substantial component of corporate success.

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