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Myths + Truths about Equity Negotiations in Economy21c

 

"Today's ideals may become tomorrow's minimum standards for

avoiding a charge of director negligence."
--William M. McKenzie*

 

 

Percentage of Americans who express confidence

in big business in America : 18

 

Estimated percentage of all income in America earned

by the richest ten percent of the American population : 48

 

Estimated percentage of the U.S. corporate equity market

owned by American households (through mutual, pension and

government retirement funds, plus direct ownership) : 71

 

Number of points the Dow falls in 20 minutes on September 29, 2008,

when Congress rejects the controversial bail-out of financial institutions

that was designed to stave off the financial crisis : 500

 

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e examine strategies that can help you position your organization to negotiate better investment and financing deals in the current economy.  We also explore what lies ahead for the deal market in light of dissatisfactions with corporate conduct and the magnitude of American household investment power.

 

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William Devine leads the Board + Management Practice.  He is Adjunct Professor of Management at Menlo College.  He wrote The Cost of a College Touchdown:  A Story of Trustee Miscalculation (Smashwords, 2014), and Women, Men & Money (Random House, 1998).

 

 

Index Sources

*    Author, Counseling California Corporations (Continuing Education of the Bar)

1   Gallup poll, June 1-5, 2016

2   Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley, September 3, 2013

3   David Kostin, Goldman Sachs, November 2012

4   Afraidtotrade.com

 

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