Impressions of and from the Ellen Pao Trial
I have always loved the publishing business. It started in my teenage years in Denver, getting up at 4am, snow or shine, to deliver newspapers to 250 doorsteps. Once the job was complete, the cycle started anew. The next day edition was already in process; content being created, edited, packaged, printed, stacked and dropped on my driveway for me to distribute every 24 hours. Amazing.
The hottest topic in many corporate boardrooms today is shareholder activism—or more specifically, the vulnerability of becoming the target of a shareholder activist and what to do about it. Instead of looking at this as something to dread or, worse, have to defend against, boards of directors should be proactive about getting out ahead of it. As insiders, we are in a better position to act on our fiduciary responsibility to represent the interests of shareholders than is an independent party, and we have more tools and power at our disposal to do so. Done right, this might result in some healthy, but managed changes.
So proud of my daughter Caelyn Dovey for writing, composing and recording songs. And even more so, for her decision to donate proceeds of her debut EP as a singer-songwriter to CURE Childhood Cancer, per their press release. She's a great example of G.URL Power and making a difference, even as a teenager. If you take a sneak peek here, you can stream the songs; or if you want to own them, you can download and donate to a worthy cause!