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While I took part in countless planning sessions with company boards looking at the possibility of Brexit, it seems the people who didn't were the ones who steered us to it.
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Ethical political leadership is in short supply worldwide, from the US to Turkey to the Philippines. But perhaps the most striking instance of dishonest leadership has been in the UK, where the Brexit referendum and its aftermath have caused more instability than Britain experiences in a typical decade.
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Peter Thiel staying on Facebook's (FB) board is irrelevant, but let’s talk about Mark Zuckerberg: My take for +Quartz on Facebook's recent AGM and the 2 big issues that everyone was talking about http://bit.ly/28Q0aap #corpgov #leadership #facebook
There is something deeply disquieting about Zuckerberg’s incremental increase in control.
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Why the revolt against executive pay is not going away http://bit.ly/259DSUw
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Do you ever feel like CEO pay is designed with guidance from Sun Tzu's The Art of War: “The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent?”
What's the reason for something I've coined the “Dudley Paradox”?
Find out in my new Project Syndicate column What’s Wrong With Executive Compensation?
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#corpgov  #leadership #highpay #CEO
It’s annual general meeting season for public companies around the world, and, as in previous years, the compensation packages announced for their top managers leave people agape. But a concerted pushback has begun, led by a group that companies and their boards cannot afford to ignore: their largest and most influential investors.
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My monthly column for Project Syndicate: An active, engaged, and independent press provides a fundamental public good: the transparency that makes political and economic accountability possible. http://bit.ly/1plLCD5
Press freedom and independence, a staple ingredient of democracy worldwide, is declining at an alarming pace. And the transparency and vigilance that a free and independent press provides are critical not only to democracy: Without high-quality journalism, achieving better, stronger, and more robust economies is not possible.
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The reluctance to speak openly about how to restructure corporate governance in a way that improves stewardship places all of us at risk.

None of the risks highlighted in the World Economic Forum's Global Risk Report 2016 caused the recent spike in debt crises or the wave of scandals that engulfed – just in the last year – Volkswagen, Toshiba, Valeant, and FIFA. These developments (and many more) are rooted in a more pedestrian – and perennial – problem: the inability or refusal to recognize the need for course correction (including new management).
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Climate change, weapons of mass destruction, water scarcity, migration, and energy are the greatest threats we face, according to the World Economic Forum’s "Global Risk Report 2016." But none of these risks caused the recent spike in debt crises or the wave of corporate scandals that broke just in the last year.
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The morning of the Brexit result, I spoke with the wonderful Roben Farzad of NPR's Full Disclosure for an hour about about what it means for the UK, EU, US, and the world. LISTEN (via NPR One):
http://one.npr.org/?sharedMediaId=483512282%3A4835122

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EU referendum: why the 'in' mindset has proved its worth time and again http://bit.ly/1QaqxrI
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My Project Syndicate column this month looks at the world's increasing divide between the mentalities underpinning support for the “Leave” and “Remain” campaigns.

Be it Brexit, Trump, or others around the world, we need to ask do citizens and their leaders want to work with others toward greater security and prosperity, or do they think that they are better served by isolating themselves behind real or virtual walls?

Those around the world with an “out” mindset view the world through a Hobbesian lens, seeing everywhere the danger of people with unregulated passions, driven to do them harm. Only an omnipotent Leviathan can ensure order and security.

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As the UK’s debate about whether to withdraw from the EU has heated up, “in” and “out” have come to define the stark choice facing voters in the “Brexit” referendum on June 23. The British are not alone: the world is increasingly divided between the mentalities underpinning support for the “Leave” and “Remain” campaigns.
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On the day that British PM David Cameron is hosting a global corruption summit, my thoughts on what beats corruption. Corruption thrives wherever power, secrecy, and repression combine. It is undone by civic mobilization, sunlight, and vigilant enforcement.
http://bit.ly/1WrObCc #corruption   #corpgov   #politics  
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Coming up soon at International Journalism Festival: Women in the media panel. Join us via the livestream at 12:30 (Italy). I'll be taking your questions via twitter so tweet me at @lucymarcus http://bit.ly/20oYQMo‪#‎ijf16‬
In a year when a woman is running for the president of the US, a woman has become the editor of The Guardian, and debates about women in business and in the boardroom are top of mind, have we made any progress on how women are represented in the media? This discussion will take the temperature on where we are now, and, more importantly, will look a...
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Why companies don't change - and don't want to talk about it http://bit.ly/20DF1Bi
At the World Economic Forum, when delegates debated ‘governance’ they were talking about politics rather than corporate governance
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Lucy is the founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting Committed to fostering sustainable success for funding organisations, Marcus Venture Consulting works with venture capital and private equity funds, institutions and corporations to build strong funding businesses. She is also Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School focusing on corporate governance, ethics and leadership. Lucy also writes a column for Project Syndicate and for the BBC and hosts a tv show for Reuters, “In the Boardroom with Lucy Marcus” on the intersection of boards and leadership.

Lucy serves as serves as a non-executive board director and member of the Control, Risk and Corporate Governance Committee of global infrastructure company Atlantia SpA, non-executive chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund, chair of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund Investment Panel, and she is a non-executive director and chair of the board audit committee of BioCity. She is a CIBAM Cambridge Associate at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM). She is co-founder, judge and served as chair of the board of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards, and is a member of the international advisory board of the Instituto de Empresa Business School. She is the co-founder and chair of Leadership in Conflict which develops leaders in conflict and post-conflict zones and also applies those lessons to leading in some of the most challenging environments, sectors, and spaces in the world, from health care to boardrooms. Lucy is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, The Huffington PostCSRWire, and other global publications, writing on boards, leadership, ethics and innovation.

Lucy served as an independent non-executive director and treasurer on the board of the International Step-by-Step Association. She served on the advisory board of the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, was a fellow at the Judge Business School and was a non-executive director and board treasurer and fellow of the British-American Project. She also served on the board of the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council. Lucy is also the chair of The Global Task Force on Building Women Leaders, and the founder of HighTech Women.

Bringing a 360 degree perspective, Lucy has worked in a number of sectors from software and the internet to government and financial services. Prior to founding Marcus Venture Consulting, Lucy was co-founder and VP of Marketing and Sales of an enterprise management software company, she was in charge of Marketing and Business Development for EMEA at Infinity Financial Technologies, ran the EMEA operations of a communications consulting company, and worked at Price Waterhouse in the East European Services Division and at the US Treasury Department’s Economic Policy Division.

Ranked by Time Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013, Lucy was awarded the 2011 Thinkers 50 Future Thinkers Award, was voted one of 6 of “Britain’s Best Connected Women” in the UK Institute of Directors’ Director Magazine, and was ranked 19th in the Reuters & Klout 50 Most Influential Execs on the Web. Named as a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow, she was the recipient of the Yale University “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” Award, and was selected for one of the 2011 National Association Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100 lists. She is a fellow of the Aspen Institute Crown Fellowship Program and a fellow of the British-American Project. She was selected to take part in the BMW Foundation Transatlantic Forums, and the Council of the United States and Italy’s Young Leaders Forum. Lucy was voted one of the most influential voices on Twitter of 2011 & 2012 in The Independent Newspaper, was ranked 43rd in their Most Powerful Britons on Twitter in 2010, and has been shortlisted for a 2012 Shorty Award in Finance. Lucy was featured as “Director of the Month” in Director Magazine, was listed as a “face to watch” in Management Today Magazine’s list of Britain’s 50 Most Powerful Women, and in Business Age Magazine’s “10 Women Changing the Direction of British Business”. She serves on the Steering Committee for The Wall Street Journal Task Force on Women in the Economy.

A regular speaker on global economic trends and best practices for corporate governance, leadership, private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurship, technology, and women in business, Lucy is frequently quoted in the press, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Reuters, Forbes, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Les Echos, the Guardian, Globes, The Korean Times, Financial News, and Venture Capital Journal. She has been profiled in the Financial Times, Tornado-Insider Magazine, and Lynne Franks’ Seedfusion. Lucy has appeared on CNBC, Sky Business Report, and BBC World Service; her articles have been published in Mediaite and Management Today Magazine, amongst others. She was also profiled in the book “Powerful Women: Dancing on the Glass Ceiling” (Wiley 2001), and contributed to “Women in the New Economy: A Regional Perspective” (The Smith Institute 2001).

A dual American and British citizen, Lucy holds a B.A. from Wellesley College (Wellesley, Massachusetts) and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England).

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