Tag: Corporate Governance


The Guardian Podcast: Agile Methodology, Governance and Boards of Directors Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

This week Ryn The Guardian Melberg discusses the ways that practices from Agile can be used to improve the overall work and practices of boards of directors for privately owned, publicly traded or even non-profit companies. The benefits of an Agile Board will extend to the entire company. Similarly, if Agile stops at the board, there is a break in governance and transparency. Examples of...

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A lack of job descriptions or definition of roles and responsibilities leaves many university board members feeling 'clueless'. Governance / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Asks: Is Your University Board Clueless? This week on her podcast, Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg asks a question about how colleges and universities are governed by their directors. Are they clueless? The Guardian podcast can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, or at www.rynmelberg.com. The Clueless Board of Directors Melberg describes what happens with many college and university board members. “They...

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University and College Boards of Directors are charged with bringing an outside perspective to campus. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

Governance On Campus For College and University Boards ; rubber stamp or something else? This week on the podcast Ryn will discuss the issue of governance on university campuses. Specifically the board members of those universities who come from outside the respective college campuses and have roles and responsibilities tied directly to those schools. Graduates, who have been successful in business, are elected officials fill...

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The largest hack to ever impact children was perpetrated against VTech in late November, 2015. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

What Parents Can Do To Protect Children From On Line Hackers. HackersRyn Melberg has some very important and solemn advise for parents; be extremely mindful of what you post on line about your children because it could affect their financial future and even put them in physical danger. In late November, 2015 Hong Kong based children’s toy maker V-Tech was hacked with information about 6.4...

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In this photo from Forbes, the place where the children' tablet learning toy was vulnerable is identified. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

V-Tech Hack Impacts Child Security. This week on the program Ryn will discuss with us some much needed steps that parents or anyone with children in their lives needs to take to protect the privacy of those same youngsters. This in the wake of the hack of Hong Kong based VTech, maker of electronic learning toys. That hack exposed information about over 6.4 million children. To...

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IT crises are the next wave of crisis management for corporate boards of directors to manage. Business / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Guardian Podcast IT Security, Governance, and Crisis Management In the past on this program we have talked about the need for better security in an on line world. We have also talked about corporate governance failures at several companies and organizations around the world. This week we are going to discuss how corporate boards of directors manage a corporate IT crisis. Just like with traditional...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

On her weekly podcast entitled, The Guardian, Ryn Melberg reveals the type of culture behind the alleged governance failures at Dow Chemical. In an article published by Reuters on October 13, 2015 and written by Brian Grow and Joshua Schneyer, CEO Andrew Liveris draws criticism for allowing his wife Paula Liveris involvement in the rebuilding of a Dow owned hotel. “While children of company presidents...

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This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, we discuss the latest in governance issues at The Dow Chemical Company and FIFA. The latest article from Reuters describes the alleged role of CEO Andrew Liveris wife Paula in the renovation of a company owned hotel. The articles that Ryn used as the basis for this week’s program is here: http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/dowchemical-hotel/ and at http://www.ourmidland.com/news/dow-chemical-s-liveris-defends-involvement-in-h-hotel-refutes/article_81461ffd-e184-59fc-ae51-4480c7dc9266.html. The FIFA...

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Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

VW’s uniquely awful governance at fault in emission scandal and is the topic this week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. This article from Money Control informs about the issues of board membership and how a lack of diverse ideas will keep VW from recovering. Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/world-news/vws-uniquely-awful-governance-at-faultemission-scandal_3411781.html?utm_source=ref_article  


Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

On this program we talk about programming and code writing using Agile/Safe/Scrum methodologies. We also talk a lot about governance issues at places like FIFA or Dow Chemical. But this is the first time the two have come together, at least on this program, as we discuss the scandal at Volkswagen, or VW. Where code was written to defeat regulations that led to a governance...

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