DealBook: Little Accountability for Directors, Despite Poor Performance

DealBook: Little Accountability for Directors, Despite Poor Performance

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Directors at financial institutions faced little consequences for their poor decisions, before and after the financial crisis, according to a study....
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Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

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The biggest change I’ve seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn’t social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It’s the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even 10 years ago open source was controversial. Back then “open vs. proprietary” arguments would still erupt at meetings...
Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

Little Accountability for Directors, Despite Poor Performance

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DealBook's Deal Professor looks at the academic research that shows that company boards of directors are rarely held responsible for poor decisions....
Little Accountability for Directors, Despite Poor Performance

Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Last week's Switched On discussed the issues around crowdfunding liability, offering examples of some recent tech projects that delivered late or inconsistently, and explaining the justification for sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo denying accountability. Given this,...
Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2

SINOFSKY: If These Three Things Keep Happening, Your Management Style Needs To Change

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Being a good manager requires being a leader, not a micromanaging editor, former president of Microsoft's Windows division Steven Sinofsky writes on his blog.  Sinofsky is the guy who made Microsoft Office a powerhouse and then saved Windows after Vista was a complete bust. He was also Bill Gates' right...
SINOFSKY: If These Three Things Keep Happening, Your Management Style Needs To Change

Report Suggests Obama May Take Drones Away From The CIA

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While much of the recent conversation here surrounding the United States' use of drones has centered on the fear of how they might be used domestically, there can be little doubt that their use is highly controversial around the world as well. In that arena, the questions that arise...
Report Suggests Obama May Take Drones Away From The CIA

Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

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Today is HP's annual shareholder meeting and chances are investors will be asking the board lots of questions about the HP's botched $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy. Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, has a whole bunch of questions, too. He wants the board to publish the document from accountants PwC that...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

Facebook Acqhires Team From Trust Verification Startup Legit

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Legit, a startup working on a universal reputation system that could help sharing economy services verify whether users are trustworthy, has just announced its team will join Facebook. Legit’s exit blog post offered little details, but we’re awaiting a response from the founders. Before the deal, Legit was building a...
Facebook Acqhires Team From Trust Verification Startup Legit

EA expects poor quarterly financial results, CEO steps down

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Citing "accountability for the shortcomings in our financial results this year", game publisher Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello is stepping down. Former CEO and current chairman of the board Larry Probst is taking over the position while the board searches for a candidate.......
EA expects poor quarterly financial results, CEO steps down

Taking on telecommuting: Maybe Marissa Mayer was right

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Marissa Mayer Yahoo’s recent work from home uproar caused the pundit class to claim that one company’s internal decision was a mandate that that would kill off workplace flexibility and set women back decades across the country. The problem: it wasn’t. Yahoo made a decision for Yahoo, and other companies...
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