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Why You Want To Generate Bad Ideas

Andrew Rossi | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Andrew Rossi

There are plenty of bad ideas out there. But here's the thing: the bad ideas might just get you further than the good ones.

Can Gary Johnson Push Mitt Romney To A 3rd Place Finish?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia voters: Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is asking you to help him come in second. Johnson ...

In the Boardroom With Lucy Marcus: Olympic Overhaul for Sport

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.12.2012 | Sports
Lucy P. Marcus

I spoke with Colin Moynihan, the outgoing chair of the British Olympic Association, about how sports bodies must prove their governance is squeaky clean -- or risk losing their funding and autonomy.

What Are Boards Thinking About as They Go Back to the Boardroom?

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I worked with a number of boards and board chairs over the summer, and here are the things on their minds and the things they'll be grappling with this autumn, above and beyond the usual business of the year.

Blame it on Hormones: Men are the Cause of Today's Problems

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What if Facebook's all-male Board of Directors had chosen a female investment banker to head up their ill-fated IPO? What if the "London Whale" or his male boss had been a woman? What if Enron's bad boys had been girls?

Corporate Boards in a Time of Change, Uncertainty, and Rising Expectations

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I think the most exciting and important development is that there is greater public awareness of corporate governance and boards, which is vital. It's no longer a black box, or a mysterious room.

Boards in Times of Crisis

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

News International decided to close the News of the World. It is a bold gesture, but it does not negate the need for a larger look at the way the company runs and the way the board operates.

How To Relax At A Pitch Meeting

Sharon Jakubecy | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business
Sharon Jakubecy

Here are 10 strategies to calm your nerves before you pitch your idea.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Today's Agendas

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The board room agenda is going through a reformation. What are some of the essential things that boards and board members need to think about? Five areas need an update.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Grounding and Stargazing

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The role of modern corporate boards is the juxtaposition of grounding and stargazing. Grounding is about making sure that the company fulfills all o...

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

The Role of Non-Executive Board Directors Today

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

As a non-executive board director, I have been thinking a great deal about what it means to do this role in today's environment.