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Governance/Compliance

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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What SMEs Can Do When Patent Trolls Come Calling

From Main Street, USA to the Halls of Congress, ordinary citizens are up in arms over the patent trolls who send form letters to hundreds or even thousands of random small businesses, claiming with little or no evidence that they are ‘infringing’ on the troll’s patents. Here's what to do if you get one of these letters.

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High-Performance Boards Are the Future

Chief executives run the company, but the board of directors must also lead the organization on the most crucial issues. Monitoring is still important. Governance matters. But the time has come for boards to rebalance their responsibilities. Directors need to know when to take charge, when to partner and when to stay out of the way.

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Data Hacking: What Boards Members Need to Know

Boards of directors are finding themselves in a position of having to shore up their tech skills in an area where, a year ago, they didn’t have any skills at all beyond simply asking the CTO, “Is our data security working? Great. Good. Have a nice day.” Now they’re struggling simply to understand the right questions to ask.

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