March 1, 2013

Sequester This! Corp Fin Lays Off 20%!

Made you look. Blame it on an early April Fools joke? The truth is that Corp Fin is not laying off anyone.

But the sequester is real. Living in DC, I know quite a few folks that have already received furlough letters from federal agencies. No word yet if the SEC will be doing so too – but my guess is it’s just a matter of time. The budget cuts are real & deep. And that’s on top of the massive government cuts that have taken place since ’07, the most since WWII.

Anyways, Congress is off on its normal 3-day weekend, just a week after its 10-day winter break. And they sure don’t seem to care much about that looming government-wide shutdown coming up on March 27th…

Diversity: The Boardroom Mystique

A must-read piece by Lucy Marcus about how little we’ve progressed with board diversity – with some great commentary on why we need to get there for business reasons. Piggybacks on the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique”…

SEC Staff Updates XBRL FAQs

Yesterday, Risk Fin posted updated XBRL FAQs. It looks like the new and updated FAQs have a note next to them.

By the way, the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law & Policy at UCLA Law School is looking for a new Executive Director…

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