Tag: Corporate Governance


Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

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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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

This week on The Guardian Podcast Ryn discusses the business and political implications of cyber security for the U.S. The U.S. has a cyber security problem. According to published reports, the Chinese government is now building a Facebook like database filled with the profiles of federal employees and applicants with information that was stolen from the U.S. government computer databases earlier this year. Two breaches...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

Agile project methodology and corporate governance expert Ryn Melberg states that the recent cyber hacking of the Ashley Madison site was a “backdoor attack”. Melberg made this statement on her weekly podcast, “The Guardian With Ryn Melberg” which can be heard on iTunes, Soundcloud, or her web site, www.rynmelberg.com. The Ashley Madison website, which remains operational, uses a “bcrypt algorithm” that encrypts users’ passwords and...

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Business / News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

AshleyMadison.com, a site that helps married people cheat and whose slogan is “Life is Short, have an Affair” was recently hacked and information on as many as 37 million people is now public. This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg we will NOT discuss the salacious details associated with this news. Ryn will describe how using the Agile security protocols will help prevent...

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Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

On her weekly podcast Ryn Melberg (www.rynmelberg.com) reviews the status of corporate governance reforms and continued shortcomings of three large and very high profile organizations. Earlier in the year, Ryn had discussed each of these and their unique governance challenges in depth. During this week’s edition of The Guardian podcast, she reviews each. On the surface these organizations seem very different. But each shares in...

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Business / The Guardian Podcast

What progress or cynical ploys were attempted in the wake of negative attention and in the case of FIFA indictments since they were originally discussed on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg? The outcomes are surprising. For FIFA, the U.S. Attorney General is still aggressively pursuing the case. FIFA According to Ryn, FIFA combines the world’s love of soccer with nationalism with a lot of...

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Business / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg we review three governance cases to see what progress has been made since we first discussed them. These are governance issues at FIFA, The Dow Chemical Company, and the passenger cruise industry. What positives or negatives have these three high profile organizations made after suffering some blistering and very public accusations? Click below to hear the...

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News / The Guardian Podcast / Uncategorized

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg we discuss 3 huge governance and IT security failures. A couple of weeks ago, there was what can only be described as a very unusual coincidence. On July 8, 2015 the New York Stock Exchange, The Wall Street Journal and United Airlines were taken off the web by what were reported to be ‘technical glitches’. Now...

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