Archive for November, 2012


November 30, 2012


As a Boston resident, I can’t help but feel that over the past several years Hewlett-Packard shareholders have been living their own version of the 2011 Red Sox season, capped off now with the Autonomy acquisition debacle. The 2011 Red Sox were a team of destiny

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November 19, 2012


There is no greater hindrance to the long-term improvement of corporate governance in the United States than the old adage that “to get on a board, you have to be on a board.”  Why?  Because in many respects, it’s true. 

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November 12, 2012


Every start-up wants to beef up their board, but today the phrase “how do I get to [insert big name person in their industry]?” has become all too common. This “big name” is viewed as the one who will put

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November 8, 2012


“16.1 percent,” the percentage of women directors for Fortune 500 companies, has served as a rallying cry for corporate governance and diversity experts across the country.  This is an astonishing figure when you consider the economic force of women in

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November 5, 2012


For many professionals, silence can become a quality that defines a professional career. When one does not ask questions or express opinions, it is typically a sign that they are either over-confident in their abilities or unwilling to admit that

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November 1, 2012


Virtually every aspect of corporate America has been affected by the adoption of new technology. Social networks and collaboration technologies are revolutionizing and changing the way companies are run, products are made, information is shared and the way employees are

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