Tag: Corporate Governance


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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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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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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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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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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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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