Companies

Think Before You Join a Board

Think twice before jumping on board to become one of the leaders of a blue chip company. A recent Supreme Court of India order in the case of Jaypee Infratech has come as a big jolt to corporate governance. The role and responsibilities of independent directors should be seriously reconsidered. 

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Trump, Churchill & Taxation

In 1916, in a letter to David Lloyd George’s daughter, Winston Churchill admitted: “I think a curse should rest on me – because I love this war. I know it’s smashing and shattering the lives of thousands every moment, and yet, I can’t help it, I enjoy every second of it”.

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Christmas Trees – Ornamental or Not?

There are at least seventeen Christmas Tree Organizations in the United States. Their lobbying efforts have been producing fruit for their members for over forty years and are instructive for anyone who wants to understand what is going on in Washington D.C. right now.

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Dynasties & Dynamics of Succession

Is the baton handed over to ensure success in the future or just to maintain status quo? The long-term legacies of people, businesses, political parties, sports teams and media houses have been defined by who succeeds next. But this process of succession has different complexities. Viewed from the outside, it appears that often emotion dictates decisions than any logic.

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