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20 Cool Things About Western Union’s ’14 Proxy Statement

20 great ways that Western Union enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

32 Cool Things About Prudential’s ’14 Proxy Statement

32 great ways that Prudential Financial enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

5 Cool Features of the “MyShares” Annual Shareholders Meeting App

ProxyCensus has an app for 1700 annual shareholders meetings – here’s how it works.

21 Cool Things About GE’s ’14 Proxy Statement

21 great ways that General Electric enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

Analysis: ebay’s Annual Shareholders Meeting Website

From a design & usability perspective, analysis of ebay’s new site devoted to its 2014 annual shareholders meeting.

18 Cool Things About Coke’s ’14 Proxy Statement

18 great ways that The Coca-Cola Company enhances the usability of its 2014 proxy statement for shareholders.

5 Reasons Why “SEC Staff as Insider Traders” Study Is Bogus

In February ’14, a new study became a media darling as it showed that trades by SEC Staffers produce abnormal returns – claiming Staffers

Delaware’s Newest Chief Justice: Leo Strine

A profile of Delaware’s newest Chief Justice – and why that matters for corporate law.

Personal Use of Corporate Jets: The Crack Cocaine of CEOs

Brief description of why personal use of corporate planes is so popular among CEOs – and why it is so controversial…

Annual Shareholder Meetings: Far-Flung Locations? Why?

Companies have discretion to set the locations of annual shareholder meetings. Why do some pick far-flung locales?

Bylaws Battle: Dissident Director Compensation

Should investors be allowed to compensate directors? Should companies be allowed to adopt bylaws that prohibit investors from paying directors?

Shareholder Activists: How They Have Become Mainstream

Is “shareholder activism” still a dirty word? The SEC Chair says ‘no’…

What Should the Board Do? AOL’s Distressed Babies Snafu

What are the major issues that the AOL board might confront in handling CEO Armstrong’s comments about “distressed babies”?

Broadridge’s Interim Vote Tally Policies

Analysis of recent changes in Broadridge’s policies on providing early voting results for shareholder meetings, including an explanation of Broadridge’s role

Shareholder Activism: Is Herbalife the “New Normal”?

William Ackman leverages regulatory investigations to pressure Herbalife and its stock. Is this the ‘new normal’ for shareholder activists?

CEO Pay: Swiss New Laws Are Restrictive

In 2014, Swiss companies have to comply with the most restrictive laws on CEO pay in the world…

Say-on-Pay in 2013

How shareholder votes on CEO pay in the US fared in 2013…