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Source: Friday Flyer
Does every vote count? Can one vote really make a difference? Can one vote make or break an election?
When polluters go unpunished, we must be prepared to live in a toxic environment — and we do. Likewise when the regulators clamp down on stock market manipulation, many in the public seem at best uninterested — with predictable...
May 19, 2015 Sorry, Jamie Dimon: Bigger Always Means RiskierSource: American Banker
JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has probably been right about a lot of things during his highly successful career in banking. But he is wrong to argue that "larger does not necessarily mean more risky" when it comes to bank size...
May 18, 2015 Corporate governance cannot just be an add-onSource: GulfNews.com
Private equity (PE) firms operating in the Mena region have a unique position among all other types of regional investors. Unlike Sovereign Wealth Funds, family offices, or merchant groups, these firms get deeper into the fabric...
May 18, 2015 Are You Near Your Altamont Moment? How Catastrophic Surprises Transform Business IdentitiesSource: Forbes
On December 6, 1969, the Rolling Stones took the stage as the final act of the Altamont free festival in northern California, which they had organized. The festival was largely improvised and had been chaotic from the start. The...
Source: The Week
For publicly owned corporations, we don't have the family dynamic to turn to. But we have other options for getting people to behave themselves
May 14, 2015 Battery Wars: Is Tesla Setting Up A House Of Cards?Source: Forbes
Is Tesla’s new battery storage product the ‘holy grail’ needed to integrate renewable energy and improve the reliability and cost-effectiveness of the electricity grid? It doesn’t look that way. In fact, it may be a second...
Source: The Atlantic
Men dominate the upper echelons of the business world: Women hold only 15 percent of seats on the boards of the S&P 1500, up a mere 3.7 percent over the last seven years. There are more directors with the first names James,...
Warren Buffett’s annual meeting Saturday will draw tens of thousands of investors seeking insight on his Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the economy and topics from ketchup to geopolitics. Here are a dozen names they’ll be listening for...
May 1, 2015 Executive Pay GluttonySource: Bloomberg
Executive compensation is in the news again as the Securities and Exchange Commission gets ready to issue new guidelines on pay disclosures. As mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the new rules are supposed to provide “greater...
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