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The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Special intelligence Unit 9900 is dedicated to everything related to geography, including mapping, interpretation of aerial and satellite photographs, and space research. Within this unit there is another, smaller unit of highly qualified soldiers who can detect even the smallest details—the ones usually undetectable to most people. These soldiers all […]
Author: Lonnie Pacelli
Posted: February 15, 2019, 4:19 pm
The recent news that California utility PG&E Corp. filed bankruptcy should cause pause in every corporate boardroom. On Monday January 14,2019, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that analysts had pegged PG&E’s wildfire liability exposure to be as high as $30 billion—roughly triple the company’s market value of $9.12 billion. By Friday that week, WSJ […]
Author: Gib Hedstrom
Posted: February 11, 2019, 5:46 pm
Board members don’t need another tome outlining the uncertain times in which their companies find themselves. What they need is a road map to guide their companies in sustainable value creation, which, in a sense, future proofs their business strategies. Uneasy markets? Global political uncertainty? Environmental issues? These are all mega trends, risks, and opportunities […]
Author: Bill McNabb and Daryl Brewster
Posted: February 7, 2019, 11:50 am
Many companies have a management risk committee (MRC) as part of their risk infrastructure. While not part of the board, such committees, made up of the appropriate executives at the company and reporting to the board, nonetheless can contribute to the board’s risk oversight. How can your organization reap the benefits of this added oversight […]
Author: Jim DeLoach
Posted: February 5, 2019, 4:46 pm
Founded in 1872, Kimberly-Clark Corp., the venerable packaged goods company that sells brands like Kleenex and Huggies, has grown to more than $18 billion in revenue, with 43,000 employees worldwide and a coveted spot at number 163 on the Fortune 500 list. The company could not have made it there without strong leadership, and part […]
Author: Kimberly Simpson
Posted: February 4, 2019, 5:13 pm
How will smart homes, driverless vehicles, digital voice assistants, robot helpers, wearable technology, 5G connectivity, and other emerging technologies transform your company’s industry? The promise of these innovations was on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, bringing together more than 4,500 exhibitors from across the globe and drawing […]
Author: Friso van der Oord
Posted: February 1, 2019, 4:17 pm
Inspired by the examples of your fellow directors, and drawing on the resources that arise from our community, NACD CEO Peter Gleason encourages you to strengthen your work as a steward of value in 2019 and beyond.
Author: Peter Gleason
Posted: January 30, 2019, 5:01 pm
We are living through a period of immense upheaval—economic, geopolitical, technological, societal, and environmental—which makes it harder for companies to succeed with the business models that served them well in the past. Indeed, over the past five years, the profits of the top 700 multinational companies have fallen by around 25 percent. The annual Global […]
Author: Richard Smith-Bingham
Posted: January 29, 2019, 2:41 pm
“Purpose is not the sole pursuit of profits but the animating force for achieving them. Profits are in no way inconsistent with purpose—in fact, profits and purpose are inextricably linked.” So wrote BlackRock founder, chair, and CEO Laurence D. Fink in his recently released 2019 letter to CEOs of the asset manager’s portfolio companies. And […]
Author: Judy Warner
Posted: January 25, 2019, 3:17 pm
Letting in some sunlight on the director succession process could alleviate many of the common problems encountered in the process.
Author: Paula Loop
Posted: January 23, 2019, 8:20 pm