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CNNMoney: A Yahoo shareholder's failed human rights proposalupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 17:05:00

Even the smallest shareholders get their day once a year, when public companies are required to throw open their doors and let stockholders bend the ear of corporate bigwigs.

How U.S. can build its entrepreneurial edgeupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 13:44:00

In his State of the Union address, President Obama pledged to "out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world." But what will it take to enhance America's entrepreneurial edge?

Fortune: Novartis' $50 billion deal for Alcon: The big squeezeupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 12:32:00

On Monday, Alcon, the world's largest eyecare company, held a emergency board meeting in a cramped conference room at a non-descript business center in Zug, Switzerland. Only four or five reporters attended, and ten of the fifteen chairs reserved for shareholders sat vacant. The conclave lasted just 45 minutes.

Fortune: Reform brings a renewed focus on short-term resultsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:28:00

While much has been made out of the sheer heft of the 2,300-page behemoth known as the Dodd-Frank Act, it's a mere 26 pages that address the corporate governance and compensation issues that will have a profound effect on public companies and their investors.

CNNMoney: BP's missed opportunity on executive payupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 12:09:00

BP has pledged to learn from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and to come away from the disaster with a renewed focus on safety.

Fortune: Are compensation committees covering for high CEO pay?updated: Thu Jul 15 2010 16:15:00

When you want to understand whether the CEO runs the board or the board oversees the CEO, a good place to start is to look at the work of the Compensation committee. Compensation committees so impact how companies are run that NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards require that Compensation Committees be comprised only of independent board members.

Fortune: Bank shareholders fight back -- and winupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 11:32:00

Bank shareholders are showing a bit of gumption.

Fortune: Is Sarbanes-Oxley a failure?updated: Wed Mar 24 2010 11:00:00

The McGuffin in the highly readable, 2,000-page report on what went wrong at Lehman Brothers was a bit of accounting magic called Repo 105. The transaction was based on the repurchase agreement, or repo deal, a common practice where a bank uses a security it owns as collateral for a short-term cash loan.

CNNMoney: Some execs get 'pity' bonusupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 16:05:00

Maybe you missed your earnings target last year or your stock was crushed. But if you're a corporate executive, that might not necessarily prohibit you from earning a generous bonus.

CNNMoney: Ohio State is No. 1 - in president's payupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 13:57:00

Ohio State University is No. 1 again, but not in football or basketball. For the second year in a row, the school's president was the highest paid public university executive in the United States, according to a study published Monday.

CNNMoney: Washington's incredible shrinking pay czarupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 15:05:00

The reign of Washington's "pay czar" could soon be coming to an end.

Fortune: Why 'say on pay' won't workupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 12:22:00

Waiting for investors to slam the brakes on runaway executive pay? Don't hold your breath. Although Congress may give shareholders more of a say on pay soon, big money managers seem content to keep their mouths shut.

CNNMoney: Big pay cuts ... what about Goldman?updated: Thu Oct 22 2009 15:32:00

The Obama administration's pay czar is imposing tough cuts on 175 big earners -- but many on Wall Street are still on track for a banner payday.

CNNMoney: Execs make bank while stocks tankupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 17:55:00

Compensation for top executives at many of the nation's largest publicly traded firms was essentially unchanged last year, even as the stock market plummeted, according to a study released Thursday.

CNNMoney: Getting serious on CEO payupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 15:33:00

A handful of major corporations have agreed to change the way they pay their employees, as calls to reform executive compensation structures heat up.

CNNMoney: 'Say on pay' moves full speed aheadupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 14:13:00

It may not be long before shareholders have more control over how much money top executives across the country make.

CNNMoney: White House proposes new pay legislationupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 18:05:00

The Obama administration moved forward Wednesday on curbing runaway corporate pay practices, proposing new legislation aimed at giving shareholders a greater voice on executive pay and appointing a new so-called "pay czar."

CNNMoney: Sotomayor: Important business awaitsupdated: Wed May 27 2009 07:15:00

Business advocates started scrambling on Tuesday to figure out whether Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor would be good or bad for companies.

CNNMoney: Last year's top CEO paycheck: $104 millionupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 13:18:00

As the economy melted down last year, so did CEO paychecks. The average compensation for 200 chief executives at America's largest public companies fell 5.1% last year to $10.8 million, according to a survey published Sunday by the New York Times and research firm Equilar. The decline marked the first time in five years that top executives' pay packages shrank compared to the year before.

Commentary: Boards are real culprits in AIG messupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 15:21:00

The stories about the outrageous $160 million bonus payments at AIG have all omitted the most important names.

CNNMoney: Angry shareholders demand changeupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 08:38:00

At long last, angry shareholders may finally have their day.

CNNMoney: CEO pay cuts: Not just for banksupdated: Thu Feb 05 2009 12:35:00

Pay cuts could be coming to a corner office near you, even if you're not the CEO of a troubled bank.

Fortune: Wipro co-CEO: Satyam is a wake-up callupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 15:01:00

The last few weeks have led to the startling revelation of large-scale lapses in corporate governance by a leading India-based IT company. The disclosures have indeed been a wake up call for all stakeholders ­-- companies, customers, governments and employees.

CNNMoney: CEO compensation up 7.5% in 2007updated: Tue Dec 09 2008 17:12:00

Overall compensation for the nation's top executives rose more than expected last year, but the rate of increase was the lowest in six years, according to a study released Tuesday.

Fortune: Investors join Obama on CEO payupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 10:50:00

President-elect Barack Obama had plenty to say about corporate excess on the campaign trail. One place his presidency should have a direct and early impact is on so-called "say on pay" legislation that would make annual shareholder votes on senior executive compensation part of securities law.

Commentary: Blame boards of directors for financial messupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 13:41:00

As big Wall Street firms topple like dominoes, there is plenty of blame to go around.

Fortune: Who's watching the watchdogs?updated: Thu Jun 26 2008 11:50:00

Since the Enron scandal, a coterie of corporate-governance firms has emerged as standard-bearers for shareholder rights. In addition to acting as quote machines, the firms - which include the Corporate Library and RiskMetrics Group's ISS Governance Services - are also big businesses that sell, among other things, ratings that say whether a company is well governed or not.

CNNMoney: Investor push on CEO pay sputteringupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 13:21:00

Shareholders have been up arms lately about huge CEO paychecks, but so far that fervor hasn't translated into much action.

Time.com: Samsung's Chairman to Resignupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 09:00:00

In what may prove to be a milestone for corporate reform in South Korea, the country's most powerful businessman resigned from his post as chairman

Fortune: Merrill board: Too late to the gameupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 09:56:00

Merrill Lynch's board of directors was instrumental in removing Stanley O'Neal from the CEO and chairman posts after the brokerage reported $7.9 billion of bond losses in its third quarter.

CNNMoney: New SEC compensation rules delayedupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 04:18:00

Companies fretting that the SEC would be introducing new executive compensation rules this year will get a reprieve, at least temporarily, the head of the SEC division that regulates corporate finance told a group of lawyers Wednesday.

CNNMoney: SEC OKs relaxed Sarbanes-Oxley standardupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 01:19:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted Wednesday a new auditing standard that encourages a less costly approach when complying with a controversial provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform law.

Fortune: London vs. New York smackdownupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 06:52:00

To understand why London thinks it's beating New York in a race to become the financial capital of the world, walk across the Millennium Bridge toward St. Paul's Cathedral and count the number of cranes that clutter the skyline. The City, London's financial district, is in the midst of its biggest redevelopment boom since the Blitz, one result of the $100 billion in foreign investment pouring into the British capital annually.

Fortune: War of the Redstones: Next salvoupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 21:57:00

Behind-the-scenes, the drama between Sumner Redstone and his daughter and presumed successor Shari is escalating. FORTUNE has learned that Shari is raising questions about self-dealing on Sumner's part that echo accusations made in earlier lawsuits by other kin as well as claims that Sumner misused funds held by the family company for his own benefit.

Fortune: New crack in the house of Redstoneupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 22:30:00

A fracture in the relationship between Sumner Redstone, the mercurial 84-year-old mogul who controls CBS and Viacom, and his daughter has become the latest drama within the House of Redstone, and how it plays out could decide the future control of one of the world's great media fortunes.

CNNMoney: SEC group to study financial reporting systemupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 02:36:00

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is forming an advisory committee to study how to make the U.S. financial reporting system less complex and costly, the agency said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: SEC: 12 debt probes underwayupdated: Tue Jun 26 2007 21:47:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened 12 investigations into collateralized debt obligations (CDO) linked to the sinking value of subprime mortgages and created a working group to focus on subprime market problems, the agency said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: SEC officials to face House panelupdated: Tue Jun 26 2007 08:16:00

All five commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission are to appear Tuesday at a Congressional hearing that is expected to explore hedge fund activities, access to corporate proxy statements and so-called soft-dollar arrangements.

CNNMoney: NYC vs. London - U.S. markets still got itupdated: Thu May 10 2007 10:42:00

The easiest way to get a Wall Streeter worked up these days is to bring up New York's eroding status as the world's financial capital.

CNNMoney: CEO pay flap reaches Houseupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 09:55:00

The issue of whether or not shareholders should get a say on company CEO compensation drew experts on both sides to a House hearing Thursday.

Fortune: Top-paying companiesupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 11:33:00

Senior computer scientists at Adobe take home an average of $161,127 in total compensation annually. Which other Best Companies to Work For offer big paychecks?

Fortune: Taking the guesswork out of proxy votingupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 10:42:00

On the steamy morning of July 31, a parade of limos and Town Cars ferried two warring platoons of corporate luminaries to a drab, six-story office building in suburban Maryland. The combatants were...

CNNMoney: Business may get Sarbanes-Oxley reliefupdated: Fri Nov 10 2006 07:27:00

Businesses that have been complaining about the cost of complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reporting regulations will get some, but not all, of the relief they've been seeking, according to a published report.

CNNMoney: FBI sees more indictments from backdatingupdated: Thu Oct 12 2006 14:18:00

More criminal indictments will come down the pike as corporate America struggles with the ever-growing stock options backdating scandal, according to an assistant director at the FBI.

Fortune: 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006: Highest paid menupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 13:06:00

1. Eugene M. Isenberg Chairman of the Board and CEO Nabors Industries (NBR) 2005 Total compensation: $71.4 million Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, bonuses, the present value of option grants (calculated by Equilar using the Black-Scholes formula as of the grant date), restricted stock awards, long-term incentive-plan payouts, and other compensation as disclosed in company proxies. Equilar Inc. of San Mateo, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies as of Sept. 1.

Fortune: 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2006: Highest paidupdated: Thu Oct 05 2006 10:29:00

1. Safra Catz President and CFO Oracle (ORCL) 2005 Total compensation: $26.1 million Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, bonuses, the present value of option grants (calculated by Equilar using the Black-Scholes formula as of the grant date), restricted stock awards, long-term incentive-plan payouts, and other compensation as disclosed in company proxies. Equilar Inc. of San Mateo, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies as of Sept. 1.

CNNMoney: CEO pay up big - but not performanceupdated: Wed Oct 04 2006 09:24:00

CEOs got another nice pay raise in 2005, according to a new report from a corporate watchdog group released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: HP clash shows director dysfunctionupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 12:02:00

The latest clash between Hewlett-Packard's directors presents a close-up view of the usually closed-door affairs of its board, and observes think the picture isn't pretty.

Fortune: Stop whining about SarbOx!updated: Tue Aug 01 2006 05:46:00

Sarbanes-Oxley turns four years old on July 30, but you won't hear corporate America singing "Happy Birthday." In fact, the grousing about the bill - designed to protect shareholders from fraudulen...

CNNMoney: Many firms seen dodging the back-dating bulletupdated: Fri Jul 14 2006 12:38:00

While the number of companies implicated in the ongoing options back-dating imbroglio has cracked the 50-plus mark, a fair number of those companies may emerge from the saga unscathed, a new report suggests.

CNNMoney: Going soft on white collar crimeupdated: Thu Jul 13 2006 07:53:00

Even as Enron founder Kenneth Lay's conviction is expected to be expunged with his death, the memory of his crimes has started to fade. So too, say legal experts, has our collective zeal to suss out and prosecute any more corporate crime.

Fortune: Europe's 25 highest-paid CEOsupdated: Mon Jul 10 2006 00:01:00

The headline in London's Evening Standard in March, after BP reported that CEO John Browne's 2005 salary and bonus had hit $5.7 million, blared "OIL GIANTS' BOSSES LAND PAY BONANZA."

CNNMoney: Five funds to ease your conscienceupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 09:13:00

In a world full of vice and guilty pleasure, investors can rest assured that when it comes to their investments, at least there's one area in their lives where having a conscience can produce hefty returns.

Fortune: The real CEO pay problemupdated: Wed Jun 28 2006 16:12:00

The setting: a private gathering that included several leading lights on Wall Street and the heads of some of America's biggest companies.

CNNMoney: Corporate compliance rules challengedupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 16:08:00

Corporate executives, faced with greater regulatory scrutiny and demands in the wake of corporate scandals like Enron, have for some time moaned that new compliance rules are costing them profits and manpower, as well as cumbersome and probably not that effective.

Fortune: Fixing corporate boardsupdated: Thu Mar 09 2006 13:11:00

Meaningless elections, where the outcome is decided in advance, fell out of favor after the collapse of the Berlin Wall -- except in corporate America.

CNNMoney: Report: '05 financial restatements soaredupdated: Fri Mar 03 2006 06:19:00

Restatements of financial results by public companies nearly doubled in 2005 from the year earlier partly because of the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate-governance act, The Wall Street Journal reported.

CNNMoney: CEO pay: Sky high gets even higherupdated: Fri Aug 26 2005 11:38:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - If sky-high executive pay at publicly traded companies gives you vertigo, you might want to read this sitting down.

CNNMoney: For banks smaller boards may be betterupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 12:04:00

Note to banks: Your flabby boards could use a makeover.

CNNMoney: Ex-HealthSouth CEO Scrushy walksupdated: Tue Jun 28 2005 11:18:00

Richard Scrushy, the founder and former CEO of HealthSouth Corp., was found not guilty Tuesday on all charges in the $2.7 billion accounting fraud at the hospital chain.

Engine builder tops ethics surveyupdated: Wed Apr 13 2005 08:13:00

Engine manufacturer Cummins has been named the top "corporate citizen" in the U.S. in the latest survey by Business Ethics magazine.

CNNMoney: Google chiefs agree to work for $1updated: Fri Apr 08 2005 15:05:00

Google's chief executive officer and co-founders are taking a page out of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' book: they are now being paid just $1 as an annual salary.

Threat of the auditorsupdated: Thu Apr 07 2005 13:09:00

Ask nearly any business executive to name the biggest menace facing corporate America, and the answer is apt to be a number: "404."

Fortune: PENSION POLITICSupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 00:01:00

WHEN PRESIDENT SEAN HARRIGAN was ousted from the board of the $177 billion Calpers pension fund in December, some consumer, labor, and environmental groups theorized that he was being swept out in ...

CNNMoney: Is AIG's Hank Greenberg next?updated: Tue Oct 26 2004 15:48:00

The recent federal and state investigations aimed at global insurer American International Group are leading investors to wonder if Chairman Maurice "Hank" Greenberg may soon retire due to so-called regulatory fatigue.

CNNMoney: CA's ex-CEO is indicted on fraudupdated: Wed Sep 22 2004 17:44:00

The former chief executive officer of Computer Associates was indicted by a federal grand jury in New York Wednesday for allegedly participating in a massive fraud conspiracy and an elaborate cover up of a scheme that cost investors hundreds of millions of dollars.

CNNMoney: Morningstar ratings spark opposition?updated: Wed Sep 22 2004 07:01:00

Mutual fund rating firm Morningstar Inc. is running into some resistance in its efforts to provide a rating on fund managers' corporate governance practices, according to a published report Wednesday.

Fortune: Inside Andy Grove's Latest Crusade Intel's chairman is out to change the way companies are governed. His first job: Change himseupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 00:01:00

Andy Grove and I became co-conspirators on a January afternoon in 2003 about 20,000 feet above the Sierra Nevada. We were sitting opposite each other, knee to knee, on a business jet en route to La...

CNNMoney: Spitzer: no truce in Grasso warupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 14:37:00

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer vowed Tuesday to fight to the finish in his court battle with former New York Stock Exchange chief Richard Grasso over a $187 million pay package.

CNNMoney: Public funds flexing their muscleupdated: Tue Apr 13 2004 13:20:00

California public retirement fund Calpers and some other state-run funds around the nation are among the best known -- and most powerful -- shareholder activists.

CNNMoney: Proxy fights set to heat upupdated: Tue Apr 13 2004 11:35:00

Corporate chieftains and investors should prepare for more boardroom and management changes as mutual fund managers and private pension funds join the proxy vote battle formerly led by the public pension funds.

Fortune: Disney's Loss Is Eisner's Gain Michael Eisner has used "good governance" to silence critics.updated: Mon Dec 22 2003 00:01:00

How very convenient for Michael Eisner. Under the banner of corporate reform, Eisner and his allies on Walt Disney's board have eased out his harshest critics and bought the embattled CEO more time...

Fortune: Calpers Rides Again The scourge of corporate slackers is back, with an ambitious leader and a controversial new agenda.updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

To visit the unofficial world headquarters of shareholder activism, you have to fly to Sacramento and locate the government office building that is home to the 1,600 employees of the California Pub...

Fortune: Boards Beware! A lawsuit by Disney shareholders is shaking up much more than the Mouse House. Thanks to a Delaware court ruling,updated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

In Fall 1996, Michael Eisner, the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Co., decided he had made a big mistake. Just a year earlier he had hired Hollywood power broker Michael Ovitz as Disney's president...

FSB: Keeping Small Business Off The Street Sarbanes-Oxley was supposed to make publicly traded firms more trustworthy. But it is alsoupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

In a post-enron fit of buyer's remorse, congress passed corporate-reform legislation in July 2002. But small companies are finding themselves disproportionately affected by another, more pernicious...

Fortune: The Fires That Won't Go Out The Big Four accounting firms have been fighting off one public-relations crisis after another. Therupdated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

The timing could hardly have been worse. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the nation's largest accounting firm, had just finished rolling out a series of full-page newspaper advertisements--bearing catchy t...

Fortune: Can Tech Untangle Sarbanes-Oxley? Silicon Valley sure hopes so. After years of stagnant sales, hardware and software firms see gupdated: Mon Sep 29 2003 00:01:00

Eugene Munson's life just got a lot smaller. As a financial manager in Procter & Gamble's fabric and home-care business, he used to track sales and analyze coupon effectiveness for the likes of D...

Fortune: A Taste Of Success But the real test for Sarbanes-Oxley is still ahead.updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission held a small ceremony in late July to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Corporate Responsibility Act. That same day ...

Fortune: Fighting over the phone The spat between MCI and its rivals ain't pretty. What it says about the industry is truly ugly.updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

Sniping! Backbiting! Bitter accusations! Forget the latest episode of The Restaurant, we're talking about the drama unfolding in the telecom world. Following months of whining that MCI (formerly Wo...

Fortune: Shareholders Are No Fools--Anymoreupdated: Mon Jul 07 2003 00:01:00

You're a fool and a chump. What other conclusion can we draw? You've bought shares in publicly traded companies, haven't you? Then as far as the rules and regulations are concerned, you're too dumb...

Money Magazine: The Boardroom Given the task of reforming WorldCom, court-appointed monitor Richard Breeden has a plan to make updated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

Richard Breeden spent the stormy Memorial Day weekend on his 78-foot yacht, racing from the Connecticut coast to Block Island and back. The all-night 185-mile trip through shifting winds, rain and ...

Fortune: Tree Huggers, Soy Lovers, and Profits Some of America's biggest corporations believe that the best way to make money is by savinupdated: Mon Jun 23 2003 00:01:00

Paul Tebo is no one's idea of a revolutionary. A mild-mannered, gray-haired, 59-year-old chemical engineer, he has worked at DuPont for 35 years. He used to run the firm's $3-billion-a-year petroch...

Fortune: Exorcism At Tyco CEO Ed Breen & Co. aim to run a big, solid, and, yes, boring company. But first they must drive out Dennis updated: Mon Apr 28 2003 00:01:00

From Ed Breen's office at Tyco, high above 57th Street in midtown Manhattan, Central Park looks like a beautiful painting. Forty-three stories up, you gaze down at the entire expanse of the park, a...

Fortune: Sarbanes & Co. Can't Want This Under the reform law, Alan Greenspan would not qualify as a board's financial expupdated: Mon Dec 30 2002 00:01:00

The law of unintended consequences spares no one, not even the sincerest lawmakers and regulators. So let's brace ourselves for the real effects of the recent well-intended efforts to fix the crisi...

Business 2.0: Repeal the Sarbanes-Oxley Tax Now! The cost of compliance is hurting earnings at smaller public companies.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ought to be renamed the Full-Employment Act for Lawyers, Accountants, and Insurance Executives. They're raking in fees that absolutely maul smaller public firms.

Fortune: From Heroes to Goats... And To And Back Again? How corporate leaders lost our trust.updated: Mon Nov 18 2002 00:01:00

The food was good. The weather was heavenly. But the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia was not an especially joyous place in early October as 68 chief executives converged for a meeting of the sup...

Money Magazine: One Investor's Story Tired of overpaid, underperforming CEOs? What you can learn from Guy Adamsupdated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

In February 2000, Guy W. Adams, a Los Angeles investor, bought 1,000 shares of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon for $9,200. Thanks to aggressive overexpansion, Lone Star's share price had dropped to a...

Fortune: In Corporate America It's Cleanup Time UNDER PRESSURE, A SLEW OF COMPANIES ARE NOW CHANGING THE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS. WILL IT LAupdated: Mon Sep 16 2002 00:01:00

Even at a time when hunting for the "next Enron" has become a national sport, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts would seem a highly unlikely target. The North Carolina-based purveyor of crullers and Hot Origi...

Fortune: Andy Grove Speaks Outupdated: Mon Sep 16 2002 00:01:00

What's your view of the new regulations coming out of Washington?

Fortune: Trouble In The Boardroom Being a director use to be so much fun. Not anymore.updated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

Help Wanted 2600 DIRECTOR Rub shoulders with Corp. elite. Big $, great perks, travel, stock options, Ideal hours (only 4X/yr.) No experience necessary.* *New regs may let you be personally sued. Yo...

Fortune: The New Role of Directors Small boards packed with insiders help dot-coms move fast. They just don't provide much oversight.updated: Mon Mar 20 2000 00:01:00

In Fort Lauderdale, a struggling public company facing stiff competition was racking up big losses. Its shares had fallen by more than half, from a high near $40. In September 1998 the company's bo...

Fortune: Bad Boards, Bad Boards--Whatcha Gonna Do? Here's FORTUNE's second annual listing of America's worst boards of directors. What haupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

A subordinate has just stepped into your office to talk about his performance last year. It wasn't good, admittedly, just like the year before, and the year before that. Competitors beat his operat...

Fortune: A VISITOR FROM THE DARK SIDE RICHARD KOPPES, FORMER GENERAL COUNSEL AT CALPERS AND PROMINENT SHAREHOLDER updated: Mon Nov 10 1997 00:01:00

Richard Koppes dropped by the other day. Koppes is the former general counsel of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers). He and his boss, Dale Hanson--by virtue of their smart...

Fortune: A KNOCKOUT YEAR FOR CEO PAY As profits surged with the economy in 1993, boards of directors opened the corporate wallet for CEOsupdated: Mon Jul 25 1994 00:01:00

After years under a merciless spotlight, CEO pay has been about as thoroughly studied as cholesterol. Trouble is, in both cases real life sometimes upsets what we think we know. Consider how last y...

Fortune: WHAT ACTIVIST INVESTORS WANT Riding high after helping depose CEOs at American Express, GM, and Westinghouse, big-fund managers updated: Mon Mar 08 1993 00:01:00

Who would have believed, a year ago, that the new shareholder activism would have come so far, so fast? But with the CEOs of GM, American Express, and Westinghouse thrown out, institutional shareho...

Fortune: THE KING IS DEAD Booted bosses, ornery owners, and beefed-up boards reflect a historic shift in corporate power. The imperial CEupdated: Mon Jan 11 1993 00:01:00

For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings, How some have been depos'd, some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos'd, Some poison'd by ...

Fortune: HOW TO PAY THE CEO RIGHT As the furor widens, America's business chiefs and corporate boards can fix the system -- or let Washinupdated: Mon Apr 06 1992 00:01:00

CEOS ARE PAID a lot to face facts, however unpleasant, so it's time they faced this one: The issue of their pay has finally landed on the national agenda and won't be leaving soon. It is now inevit...

Fortune: SHAREHOLDERS HAVE TOO MUCH POWER The notion that directors owe them maximum value now is wrongheaded and can damage the competitupdated: Mon Aug 28 1989 00:01:00

A funny thing happened these past few years to the American corporation as it was well on its way to the global hegemony once divined for it by the French pundit Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber: It g...

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