E-News: The March Hare CEO: Balancing over-optimism and reality
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 February 2016

The March Hare CEO: Balancing over-optimism and reality, Private Company Director's top articles of 2016, the newest director appointments, news and more.

The March Hare CEO


Balancing over-optimism and reality


Have you attended a “Mad Tea Party” board of directors meeting and listened to the CEO’s unrealistic expectations about future performance? Did you leave the meeting scratching your head about what you heard? 

Lewis Carroll introduced us to the strange Mad Hatter and the March Hare in his 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter hosted the Mad Tea Party.

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Private Company Director's Top 10 Articles of 2015

Which topics were our readers most interested in?


The following is a list of the most-read content on our website in 2015. These articles continued to be of interest to Private Company Director Magazine readers last year. See below for a peek at what visitors to our site are clicking on.
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Registration is now open for the fourth annual Private Company Governance Summit, May 11-13, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Session topics include:
  • The Board’s Role in a Crisis
  • Dealing with Conflicts of Interest on Private Company Boards
  • How to Interview Director Candidates
  • Cybersecurity and the Private Board
  • Preparing for the Board Meeting
  • Private Company Capitalization, Liquidity and Shareholder Return
Expert briefings on:
  • The IPO/M&A-ready Board
  • Onboarding independent/non-family directors
  • Board liability and risk
  • Board strategy
  • Board diversity
  • The dynamics of family members on the board
  • Private board committees
  • Director and board evaluations
  • The board’s role in talent oversight and development 
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The Conference Board and Leading Professional Firms Join Forces

The Conference Board announces the launch of The Directors’ Collective, a new initiative that brings together the independent research and thought leadership of The Conference Board with the subject matter and global expertise of professional services firm KPMG, executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and law firm Khaitan & Co.

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Axial Announces Inaugural Growth 100

Axial, the online network connecting private companies to capital, recently celebrated its second annual Middle Market Monday, recognizing the accomplishments of CEOs and owners of U.S. middle market businesses. This year, Axial has named 100 of these leaders to its inaugural Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest mid-market CEOs.
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