August 3, 2018

The “Karla Bos” Files: A List of Lists – Part I

We’re feeling pretty lucky around here. Karla Bos reached out to us after reading “The ‘Nina Flax’ Files” – to let us know that she too is a list-maker. Here’s Part I of Karla’s “list of lists” (let Karla know what you think – my personal favorite is #2):

I’ve always been a list-maker, thanks to my parents – family to-do lists for the weekend (equal parts work & play, as I recall, something I’m striving to return to) and lists of summer chores by the day (including the much-despised yardwork, yet ironically I now enjoy it, go figure). But I didn’t fully appreciate until I read Nina’s lists how much I enjoy and rely on lists myself and what they must reveal about me. So I was inspired to make my own “list of lists” – sans my multiple shopping lists – and to make my own versions of many of Nina’s excellent lists:

1. Why Making Lists Keeps Me Sane

2. Why I Look Forward To The Women’s 100 Every Year

3. Multiple To-Do Lists (each with a strategic physical location in addition to electronic reminders): Multi-Week Personal To Do List, Today’s Personal To-Do List, Today’s Business Success (Aka Must-Do) List, Upcoming Personal/Family Appointments

4. Things I Didn’t Realize Were So Hard for Companies When I Was on the Investor Side

5. Things Companies Don’t Understand About the Investors That Vote Their Proxies

6. Ways My Acting School Training Helps Me In Business Every Day

7. What I Learned From Living In a Small Town, a Big City, the Woods & the Desert

8. Things I Do For My Job That Add Value (But Aren’t Billable)

9. What Working From Home Has Taught Me

10. Ways That Companies Inadvertently Offend Their Investors

11. 10 Things (Or More) I Accomplish Before 8:30 am Every Workday

12. Activities I Do/Should Be Doing Every Day To Counteract Too Much Sitting At a Desk

NASAA Proposes “Blue Sky” Updates

NASAA has proposed two rules that would make overdue updates to the ancient “manual exemption” – which is available for secondary resales when companies make certain information publicly available. The proposed rules would encourage states to:

1. Replace “S&P’s Corporation Records” with the OTC website as an information source for the manual exemption and

2. Provide an exemption for companies that have conducted a “Tier 2” Regulation A offering and are current in their ongoing reporting requirements

Is it just me, or do these changes seem overdue? The SEC adopted the Reg A+ changes over 3 years ago – and S&P discontinued their records service in 2016. You’d have thought something would have come along sooner. Comments are due by August 20th. Hat-tip to Latham’s Paul Dudek for bringing this to our attention.

Reduced Rates End Next Week: Our “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference”

Reduced Rates – Act by August 10th: Time to act on the registration information for our popular conferences – “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference” & “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 15th Annual Executive Compensation Conference” – to be held September 25-26 in San Diego and via Live Nationwide Video Webcast. Here are the agendas – nearly 20 panels over two days. So register by August 10th to take advantage of the discount.

Liz Dunshee