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Outside board members benefit from proper onboarding, thorough information-sharing and a comprehensive defining of roles.
Successful directors need to combine specific technical skills with general leadership chops.
Disagreements between shareholders may not be governed by fiduciary duties but could be covered by insurance.
One's birthdate does not determine whether they possess the skills to help a company succeed.
What should boards focus on to help them get better at oversight?
Despite initial doubts, Field Fastener created a fiduciary board. The company quickly reaped the benefits. 
But when communicating with executives, make sure to listen and provide value. 
Know the items to assess and the best processes for determining their efficacy.
Twelve factors that can help boards think differently about diversity, strategic planning, succession and more.

When an Owner Is a Reputational Risk

When the line between family and the business is crossed, the board can help solve possible problems.

Robert Unanue, the CEO of Goya Foods Inc., has made controversial public remarks that have led to calls for boycotts of the company’s products and to a vote for his censure from board members, who are all family-owners. 

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies: What Directors Should Know and Why

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have become an increasingly popular route to the public markets, and they show no sign of slowing down. In 2020, SPACs netted record-breaking IPO proceeds of over $50 billion, and the more than 60 completed and announced SPAC mergers dwarfed the 21 and 22 seen in 2018 and 2019, respectively, based on public filings and assumed transaction sizes. If this trend continues, active and filed SPACs could result in more than 200 new public companies worth over $300 billion.


Submitted by pcd@dmin on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:52

ImmunityBio is a late-clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on developing next-generation therapies that drive immunogenic mechanisms for defeating cancers and infectious diseases.


Submitted by pcd@dmin on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 21:11

Bodhala is a machine learning-powered legal spend management platform founded to provide in-house counsel and their legal operations teams with spend optimization solutions and real-time market intelligence.

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