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Taking Back the Reins

The crisis of American capitalism is real. But if we want to fix it, we can’t wait for Washington. We need to do it ourselves.

Ram Charan Corporate Finance , Governance/Compliance October 21 2012

How Have Business Leader Politicos Performed?

Did the significant class of CEOs and business owners who won high office in 2010 make the kind of difference they’d declared they would—cutting government deficits, lightening regulatory loads, spurring job creation and generally goosing economies the same way they grew their companies?

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance October 11 2012

What’s Behind Recent Proxy Proposals: 5 Key Findings

In 2012, labor unions and associated organizers under the “Occupy” umbrella have been especially active in challenging executives’ pay, according to a recent report by James R. Copland, director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Legal Policy. The Institute’s report is featured in ProxyMonitor.org, a publicly available resource containing searchable and sortable information on public company shareholder proposals.

ChiefExecutive.net Governance/Compliance September 19 2012

Want More Jobs? Clean Up Our Messy Regulatory System

Writing in the Atlantic, Common Good chairman Phillip K. Howard advances four simple ways we can clean up our convoluted regulatory system, none of which involve, heaven forbid, “de-regulation,” in a straightforward effort to generate more jobs.

Philip K. Howard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance September 19 2012

Real People, Not Regulations, Are the Key to Accountability

Several weeks ago CEO Briefing called attention to the causes of government dysfunction which vexes business leaders and citizens alike. This affects everyone and is a concern to both Democrats and Republicans if the country is to move forward. In a recent Atlantic online article, Common Good’s chairman outlines a four step process to correct the deviant subculture of government: abandon bureaucracy and put humans on the spot.

Philip K. Howard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance September 6 2012

Examining the CEO to Politician Path

The business performance of CEO Mitt Romney has become a central issue in the presidential campaign, as the Republican candidate tries to leverage his achievements as head of Bain Capital and the Winter Olympics into a narrative of leadership success that would make him just the right president for these difficult economic times.

Dale Buss Election Center , Governance/Compliance September 2 2012

CEOs need to Improve Relations with Their Regulators Too

Leaders of major companies – not just financial firms – increasingly recognize that, especially in today’s increasingly complicated environment and complex business organizations, it can pay to develop a more positive relationship with regulators, but for this to work regulators need to be flexible too.

Thomas H. Stanton Governance/Compliance August 23 2012

Why Regulation Punishes IPOs

Are our capital markets broken? The global economy is operating on one cylinder and economic data from the U.S. continues to disappoint. A dangerous disconnect exists between the real economy and financial markets threatening the emergence of young companies and the jobs that they normally create.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 23 2012

Reform Is Not Enough: The Federal Government Needs a Complete Makeover

Behavior that would seem grotesque to most Americans doesn’t raise an eyebrow inside the Beltway. Only radical change can fix the problem. This is not a Republican or Democrat issue argues the chairman of Common Good, a non-partisan advocacy group, but one that should drive citizens and business leaders– who understand accountability better than most–to action.

Philip K. Howard CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 9 2012

How Will You Be Impacted By Taxmageddon?

In less than six months, Americans will face the largest series of tax hikes in history. Business owners and the middle class will be especially hard it. Few in Congress show any sign of any agreement to prevent this until after the election. And even a compromise may be in doubt.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Governance/Compliance August 1 2012

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