August 10, 2012

Deal Cube Contest: A Winner Crowned!

The first deal cube tourney is over and we have a winner! This fine Black Jack Table submitted by none other than James Bond! Fitting ending for a riveting Olympics in London! The reality is that the winner was submitted anonymously, as some of the deal cubes were submitted that way and I affixed a name to them for fun.

We will kick off our second tourney in a week or so. I still have room for five more cubes for the third tourney – so if you have something that you want to see in bright lights, please email a picture to me. Thanks to all that submitted cubes for the first tourney – there were many upsets along the way based on how I had seeded the cubes. I will share some of that information soon enough…

I’m still looking for the oldest cube known to mankind. Right now, it’s this 1969 cube from Arthur Katz. Check out the simplicity of the cube – and see if you can remember the underwriters!

Blue Ribbon Report on Federal Sentencing Guidelines

In this podcast, Pat Harned of the Ethics Resource Center and Win Swenson of the Compliance Systems Legal Group explain the importance of the Blue-Ribbon Report entitled “The Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations at Twenty Years,” including:

– What was the process for preparing the report?
– What are the major lessons in the report?
– Any surprises when putting the report together?

More on our “Proxy Season Blog”

We continue to post new items regularly on our “Proxy Season Blog” for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– Recent SEC Staff Guidance on Shareholder Proposals
– For Glass Lewis, More Proxy Clout Means More Heat
– Chart: Votes on Proxy Access Proposals
– Roosters Come Home for Chesapeake Energy
– Mid-Proxy Season Voting Review

– Broc Romanek