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Common practice has been for recruitment and selection of new board members to be left to the CEO or to a small group of directors on a nominating committee. This committee meets only during that period of the year when the bylaws require that directors be nominated and put before the shareholders for election.
While this approach seems easy and simple, it actually substitutes convenience for the opportunity to establish an important competitive advantage.[…] Continue Reading »
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently announced her plan to make acquisitions to revitalize and grow Yahoo. Her announcement generated a lot of reaction, but not so much about her ability to execute M&As — Mayer brings M&A experience gained at Google, and if she sticks with relatively small, educational acquisitions, failure on one deal will not break the company.[…] Continue Reading »
Large corporations and government agencies often struggle with how to handle uncertain future scenarios. But, the constantly changing business climate requires executives to plan for a variety of outcomes to remain competitive. Too often, complex decisions are made based on “gut feeling” and lack evidence-based methods that apply quantitative techniques to verify expertise and experience.
As a result, important questions frequently arise when businesses consider the future.[…] Continue Reading »
The initial public offering for Facebook brought the topic of business valuation to the forefront. Facebook’s stock price immediately dropped when analysts lowered projections of growth and revenue forecasts, calling into question the value of the company. And the stock price continues to slide.
Value creation is the raison d’être of any business entity. How do you accurately assess the value of a company?[…] Continue Reading »
SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Haig Nalbantian, a senior partner at Mercer.
Companies should already realize that “human capital is indeed an asset,” but now Big Data is providing enough information for them to hire, manage and develop employees better, says Haig Nalbantian.[…] Continue Reading »