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A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?
Board of Directors

A Startup Founder's Biggest Blunder?

Many business people -- from founders to established executives to onlookers -- misunderstand the role of boards and corporate governance, particularly for young companies.
Lucy Marcus
How Can You Ensure That Diversity Starts at the Top?
Company Culture

How Can You Ensure That Diversity Starts at the Top?

Start by asking what kinds of people sit on your company board.
Erin Mack McKelvey
Building a Board: Female Founders/CEOs Wanted
Women Leaders

Building a Board: Female Founders/CEOs Wanted

There's a clear, growing demand for women in leadership positions, so what are you personally doing to fill it?
Mat Franken
American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Is 'Suing Everyone'
American Apparel

American Apparel Founder Dov Charney Is 'Suing Everyone'

With supposedly only $100,000 in his bank account, majority shareholder Charney told a reporter he is going after all those who did him wrong.
Laura Entis
American Apparel Officially Fires Founder Dov Charney, Hires Its First Female CEO
American Apparel

American Apparel Officially Fires Founder Dov Charney, Hires Its First Female CEO

Six months after suspending him for alleged sexual misconduct, American Apparel pulls the trigger and cuts ties with its controversial founder.
Laura Entis
With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden
Olive Garden

With New Board, Things Are Finally Looking Up for Olive Garden

Two months after Darden's dramatic board restructuring, Olive Garden beat analysts' expectations and reported its first positive same-store sales in more than a year.
Kate Taylor
The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members
Advisory Boards

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

Selecting a board is a critical activity for entrepreneurs, as it can shape the course of a business. To ensure you are headed in the right direction, focus on these five questions.
Panos Panay
Marc Andreessen to Quit eBay Board
Marc Andreesen

Marc Andreessen to Quit eBay Board

After six years serving on eBay's board of directors, Silicon Valley luminary is stepping down.
Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board
Darden

Activist Investor Gains Control of Olive Garden Parent's Board

Starboard Value has successfully replaced the entire board of Darden Restaurants, parent company of Olive Garden, following months of dispute.
Kate Taylor
More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking
Workplace Diversity

More Diverse Corporate Boards Leads to Less Risk Taking

Research shows that businesses of all sizes would be wise to include leadership from all walks of life.
Ya-wen Yang
Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Will Not Take on the Company's Board
Board of Directors

Lululemon Founder Chip Wilson Will Not Take on the Company's Board

Instead, he will sell half his shares to a private-equity firm.
Laura Entis
Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies
Tablets

Barnes & Noble to Split Into Two Separate Companies

With both the Nook and retail business struggling, the bookseller is dividing the company into two public companies.
Laura Entis
Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight
Board of Directors

Lululemon Founder Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Chip Wilson -- the yoga-retailer's founder and ousted Chairman -- is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs to gain more influence over the company he founded back in 1998.
Laura Entis