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The Handbook of Board Governance: Part 8

This may the last installment for my review of The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members. With the current post, I provide comments on Part 8 of the book, Governance of Different Forms… a kind of catch-all for nonprofits, non-North American firms, startups, small-caps, and family firms… whatever didn’t easily fit […]

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Gordon Gekko and Governing Small-Caps: Greed Works

Few who have seen it can forget the iconic scene from the movie Wall Street when Michael Douglas’s character Gordon Gekko stands up, microphone in hand, at Teldar Paper’s shareholder meeting and says: “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works.” Cinematic […]

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Shareholder Activism

Shareholder Activism Redux: The Good, Bad and Ugly

It’s impossible to read a newspaper, magazine or blog, or watch the news without hearing about shareholder activism.  It’s an industry unto itself with activist funds, attorneys who represent activists, activist defense lawyers, activist-focused investment bankers, activist conferences, activist newsletters, activist databases, and, of course, there are Messrs. Bebchuk and Lipton. As a former institutional […]

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A Big Reason Small-Caps Undertake Bad Financings: Board Composition

Guest Post: Adam J. Epstein is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow, the small-cap contributing editor to Directorship magazine, and advises small-cap boards through his firm, Third Creek Advisors. He is the author of The Perfect Corporate Board: A Handbook for Mastering the Unique Challenges of Small-Cap Companies (McGraw-Hill, 2012). A version of this article first […]

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