Governance


Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Why did Toys R Us fail? Was it the fault of Private Equity (P.E.) firms or was there more to it? The answer to this and other questions about the role of private equity firms are the subject of the latest edition of The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg as she welcomes Ron Jost to the podcast. Mr. Jost is the vice president of acquisition/banking...

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Business / Governance / Shareholders / The Guardian Podcast

Facebook, Dow DuPont and living with the activist shareholder… On The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg: The Activist Shareholder With Ron Orol On the newest edition of The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Ryn talks with “The Deal’s” Ron Orol. Mr. Orol covers activist hedge fund managers and has a lot to share with listeners. The Guardian Podcast can be heard at www.rynmelberg.com, Soundcloud and iTunes....

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Business Agility / cyber security / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

The Guardian Podcast Top Ten Most Listened to Shows. The Guardian Podcast has been on the ‘air’ and available to listeners with an interest in Agile, Scrum, SAFe, Lean and other issues of corporate governance for over 2 years. There are now 82 separate programs. Below are the top ten most listened to on iTunes. They are listed along with a write up about that show....

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Agile / Business / Governance

A corporate governance expert is the latest to add her voice to the growing chorus of those calling for a complete overhaul of the airline industry. Though outlets ranging from NBC News to the Business Travel Coalition to the National Consumers League to TheTravelPro  have been making the argument, literally for years, the cry is becoming decidedly louder. Ryn Melberg, who hosts the Guardian Podcast, says recent acts of airline passenger and...

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Agile / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Airlines and Corporate Governance: Never Have So Many Been Stuffed Into So Little Space And Suffered So Much Airline Passenger and Employee Violence Defy American Culture, Human Evolution and Even Human Neurobiology according to Agile and corporate governance expert Ryn Melberg (www.rynmelberg.com). She discussed the airline violence issue from a governance point of view on her regular program, the Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. To...

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Agile / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Agile, Airlines and Corporate Governance. Nothing says put up your dukes like a boarding call. And with summer vacation season here, airline seats getting smaller while passengers stay the same shape or get bigger, it seems likely that more fisticuffs will be in the offing. There are lots of reasons for this behavior and not all of them are near-biological. Airlines could and should reconsider...

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It is worth noting that there is no information about this issue or warnings to parents available on the company’s web site. cyber security / Governance / News / The Guardian Podcast

Cloud Pet Putting Children In Danger. The makers of the popular children’s toy, Cloud Pet made no provision for any type of on line security . for their server which exposed over 800,000 households and 2,000,000 recorded messages to hackers. No wonder that Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg expresses shock and askes pointedly ‘what the hell’ on her podcast this week as the topic of children’s’ on...

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cyber security / Governance / News

Governance Cyber Security and Cloud Pets. Ryn The Guardian Melberg had not talked about security and governance on her own podcast for a while, though she has on other radio programs, so it is high time for her to do so again here. To listen click here: Ryn The Guardian Melberg Podcast on Cloud Pet Security and Governance.  While it might be hard to believe that...

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Business / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Four Reasons Why Outsourcing Works & Five More Why It Might Not Say the word ‘outsourcing’ and there are plenty of reactions, some that are favorable and others that are not. On her weekly podcast entitled, “The Guardian” Ryn Melberg takes an unemotional/rational look at a phenomena that is part of the business landscape in the USA and in other western countries. The Guardian Podcast...

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Business / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Salary Incentives For Knowledge Workers. The highest bidders will not necessarily be the ones who recruit and retain the best and most talented knowledge workers, according to Ryn Melberg on her weekly podcast, The Guardian (http://rynmelberg.com/2016/04/knowledge-working-salary-and-incentives/). The Guardian Podcast is the only program of its type anywhere. When it comes to knowledge workers more money will actually degrade performance. The view that money is not...

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