#AlignedValue #ReadingList: Boards That Lead #CorpGov

Is your firm’s board creating value—or destroying it? Change is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement, it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to-day operations. Directors need a new road map—for when to lead, when to partner, and when to stay out of the way. Boardroom veterans Ram Charan, Dennis Carey, and Michael Useem advocate this new governance model—a sharp departure from what has been demanded by governance activists, … Continue reading #AlignedValue #ReadingList: Boards That Lead #CorpGov

#ReadingList 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design #MustRead

http://www.amazon.com/Ideas-that-Changed-Graphic-Design/dp/1856697940/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417556580&sr=1-1&keywords=100+ideas+that+changed+graphic+design   New in the “100 Ideas that Changed…” series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation). By Steven Heller Veronique Vienne Available at the Walker Art Center: http://www.walkerart.org/ – I find it inspiring to shop physical media in the book store. 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 612.375.7633 Continue reading #ReadingList 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design #MustRead

#ReadingList Corporate Governance Matters

  Corporate Governance Matters gives corporate board members, officers, directors, and other stakeholders the full spectrum of knowledge they need to implement and sustain superior governance. Authored by two leading experts, this comprehensive reference thoroughly addresses every component of governance. The authors carefully synthesize current academic and professional research, summarizing what is known, what is unknown, and where the evidence remains inconclusive. Along the way, they illuminate many key topics overlooked in previous books on the subject. Coverage includes: International corporate governance. Compensation, equity ownership, incentives, and the labor market for CEOs. Optimal board structure, tradeoffs, and consequences. Governance, organizational … Continue reading #ReadingList Corporate Governance Matters