Archive | November, 2011

Bill Moyers on the Patriot's Dream

Bill Moyers has been a long-time hero for me, right up there with Bob Monks and Bob Tricker. In an address on the 40th anniversary celebration of Public Citizen, Moyers had some choice words. Below are a few snippets: Our politicians are little more than money launderers in the trafficking of power and policy – fewer […]

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#NACDD100

NACD’s Directorship 100 Forum will start shortly at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. If you are unable to attend, you might want to follow the tweets of @adamquinton, @dougchia, @DrRLeblanc, @fayfeeney, @corpgovnet and @UrmiAshar, along with @NACD. Search #NACDD100.

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Strine's Mind: Go if You Dare

Fall is a natural time to confront the less savory side of your soul. On a range from dark black to deep gray, David Vann’s “Caribou Island,” the astonishing “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel and “Open City” by Teju Cole (more…)

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The Church and Occupy London: What Would Jesus Do?

PIRC Alerts November 8 issue carries an article pointing to an increasingly restive Church of England about executive pay and ethics in the City. The Church has struggled to find an appropriate way of responding to the Occupy London demonstrators (holding camp in front of St Paul’s Cathedral). However, this is clearly (more…)

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72% Voted No at Regis: More to Follow

Regis Corp shareowners overwhelming selected Starboard Value’s slate of three directors at the company’s recent annual meeting and they rejected management’s “say-on-pay proposal,” with 72% voting against. According to Equilar, which tracks compensation data, Regis becomes just the 43rd company out of more than 2,982 shareholder votes this year to reject management’s compensation proposals. Starboard […]

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Video Friday: Keep Wall St. Occupied

If you can’t occupy Wall Street, you can at least keep Wall Street occupied. Help Occupy Wall Street–and get rid of junk mail while you do it, using those handy “business reply” envelopes that show up unwanted at your doorstep. The idea is to “keep Wall Street occupied” by organizing a mass movement of consumers to […]

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Boards of the Future: A Conversation With Richard W. Leblanc

Professor Richard W. Leblanc recently posted an article to his blog titled The Boardroom of the Future: Changes that will reshape corporate governance that merits wide exposure. Leblanc is a tenured, award-winning teacher and researcher, consultant, lawyer and specialist on boards of directors… a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ award. His research expertise is […]

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