Threading the Needle Serving effectively as a public company director is a complex, ambiguous job. Becoming a public company director can be just as complex and unpredictable. A once quiet and obscure world in which trust among long time colleagues, often fellow CEOs, determined how the CEO shaped his board, is now a noisy and […]
I am delighted to report Corporate LiveWire has bestowed on me not one but two of its Global Awards 2015. It was a pleasant surprise to receive the Global Award for Corporate Governance USA, and a few weeks later, in came the notice I was a finalist and then winner in their Investment Funds 2015 […]
We are at war in cyberspace and every corporate director is on the firing line. Looking at the reams of data and reports on breaches, attacks, and perpetrators, it is clear there are no absolute methods for detecting and preventing a devastating cyber-attack. As FBI Director James Comey eloquently put it, “There are two kinds […]
With at least 100 million Americans’ identities stolen last year, defeating such invasions is a challenge for all of us who depend on the Internet. Though there are a growing number of useful resources, protecting ourselves while using the Internet is our own responsibility, whether we are technically savvy or not. While it is ever […]
The hedge fund market crossed $3 trillion in assets at the close of 2014. These private funds, often incorporated in offshore jurisdictions as limited liability companies exempt from taxation, continue to attract investors seeking appealing absolute returns in a low interest rate world. The privacy that is attractive to these investors, many keeping their funds […]
If we as corporate directors accept the premises laid out in my last post: cyberattacks are increasing, the board is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the corporation in its care is secure, and the great majority of successful cyberattacks derive not from technological superiority but from exploiting human error, we directors clearly need to up […]
Cyberattacks are Growing The number of reported information security incidents around the world rose to a total of 42.8 million, a 48% leap over 2013 according to PwC’s The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015. The cost is high: total financial losses attributed to security compromises increased 34% over 2013. The World Economic Forum […]
Dean Becker, CEO of Adaptiv Learning Systems: “More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. That’s true in the cancer ward, it’s true in the Olympics, and it’s true in the boardroom.” That is what we must strive to become.
First, I am a nice woman, with children, now grown, and a husband, though for much of my turnaround career I was single. I do have a normal house; two, in fact, and am a good cook. I even have friends. But since the age of 20, I have held traveling jobs; close to 40 years of service as a Road Warrior. It is from that experience that I write.