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Directors Forum 2018: Best Stakeholder Interactions

Directors Forum 2018: Directors, Management & Shareholders in Dialogue brings together investors, directors and management to engage in open, off-the-record dialogue about today’s pressing governance issues. Speakers will put a spotlight on the escalating impact of “corporate culture” on business success.

Hosted by Corporate Directors Forum, Directors Forum 2018 will be held on January 21-23, 2018 at the University of San Diego.  It is designed to encourage interaction between attendees and the nation’s leading corporate governance authorities. Continue Reading →

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Replacing Board Members: The Elephant in the Room

Replacing Board Members

Replacing Board Members

Finally, an SVDX/Rock Center event that just about packed the house! I’ve complained frequently that people, especially students from nearby universities, are missing out on these excellent programs. Attendees still looked mostly like directors to me.

If students ever show up in large numbers, we’ll have to move to an arena or stadium. I’m not sure if it was the topic or if word is getting out. Critical mass has been reached with Replacing Board Members: The Elephant in the Room.

There’s no more important corporate governance task than board succession. Get that right and the rest should follow.

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Moving Day: Taking Out the Founder

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Networking; big part of program

Networking; big part of program

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A passionate, visionary founder has the start-up organized and funded and captured first customers, but does not have the experience (or skill set) to scale the company to a liquidity event. The need to move the founder from CEO to an executive technical position or “just” a member of the board and an investor is more the rule than the exception in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, this transition is often badly handled, turning the founder from a major asset to a bruised critic at best, and a passive aggressive saboteur of the CEO at worst. This program will focus on the planning and execution that can make this transition a positive one for all stakeholders. Continue Reading →

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