Are Advisory Firms Conflicted in this New Governance Normal

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Posted: 01/10/2012 9:09 am With Richard Leblanc A major organization knows it is not running efficiently and that over the years, systems have been spliced on to other systems, behaviour has become entrenched, innovation has stalled and the bureaucracy has run amuck. The balance sheet is not looking good and tweaking the system hasn’t helped.

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How to Stop Fraud and Corruption in Your Organization

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Published in Huffington Post on November 20, 2012 By Richard Leblanc and Deborah Nixon The Walmart bribery probe has widened beyond Mexico to include China, Brazil and India. The RCMP is investigating the SNC Lavalin bribery allegations, on which Richard advised a law firm suing the company. Richard blogged about Sino-Forest, a case of alleged

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Why You Need Trust in the Boardroom

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HUFFINGTON POST Deborah Nixon and Richard Leblanc GET UPDATES FROM Deborah Nixon Why You Need Trust in the Boardroom Posted: 10/29/2012 5:49 pm It was that time of year again: the board meeting. The CEO hated these meetings, didn’t like the board, and resented their oversight. As he had done in so many other meetings,

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Are Advisory Firms Conflicted in this New Governance Normal?

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A major organization knows it is not running efficiently and that over the years, systems have been spliced on to other systems, behaviour has become entrenched, innovation has stalled and the bureaucracy has run amuck. The balance sheet is not looking good and tweaking the system hasn’t helped. The Board of Directors has called for

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Behind Instagram’s Success. Networking the Old Way

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The only way to build trust is through building strong relationships.  This is something I tell people everytime I work with them on improving the trust and integrity in their personal and professional lives, and in their organizations. SAN FRANCISCO — Past midnight, in a dimly lighted warehouse jutting into the San Francisco Bay, Kevin

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Investing: “Buy what you know” is a bad strategy

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CBS Money Watch Original article by Larry Swedroe March 23, 2012 We’ve all been there.  We have a gut feeling about our favourite company.  We think because we love their products or their press that we really know the company, almost as an insider. How could we go wrong? If we love the company, many

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OOPS. They’re Doing It Again.

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In an article published in the New York times on February 18, 2012 , it looks like Wall Street hasn’t learned much. In the drive for returns, they are jumping right back into the risky investments which they chased previously, only to have everything crash and burn.  If you don’t trust the Street, who is

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