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Today’s decision-makers are supposed to embrace big data, relentlessly pursue quantitative metrics, and adhere to the optimal course of action that these powerful tools supposedly indicate. Yet if there is one thing that the Greek crisis has made clear, it is the importance of the human factor in negotiations.

My column this month for Project Syndicate​ co-authored with Stefan Wolff http://bit.ly/1LfG7wQ #Greece #Greekcrisis
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For AGMs to work the public must ask hard questions and leaders must listen The Guardian http://bit.ly/1Ktdjlw #corpgov   #leadership  
Annual general meetings are a good way for companies to open a dialogue with investors, but it is important the opportunity is not wasted
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I wrote about my adventures with Twitter's broadcasting app Periscope (spoiler alert: I loved it and can see lots of possibilities). I'd welcome any suggestions/hints/tips http://linkd.in/1GvBkUS #periscope   #media   #socialmedia   #communication  
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I've written about FIFA corruption: What’s a sponsor & their board supposed to do? for Fortune Magazine​. Two critical questions: why have we stayed sponsors for this long and what are we going to do now? http://for.tn/1RrjI1e #fifa   #corpgov  
As Visa, Coca-Cola and other sponsors deal with the fallout of this week's arrests, corporate boards will need to ask why it took so many years to publicly take a stand.
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What are some of the issues that the boardrooms of the fashion industry are tackling? These boardrooms are serious, driven and filled with people who are as focused on the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) as they are hem lines. http://bbc.in/1DKwhfO #corpgov   #csr   #fashion   #tech  
Off the runway, what does it really take to run a fashion powerhouse?
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Want to read my past columns for BBC, Project Syndicate and others, and keep up to date on new ones? You can find them on my Facebook page. See you there! http://bit.ly/fblpm 
Opinion columnist for Project Syndicate, BBC's "Above Board with Lucy Marcus”, and host of Reuters...
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Plannng for the worst, hoping for the best, and lots of if/then scenarios: my BBC Capital column looks at what's happening in boardrooms around the world in the face of the Greek crisis. http://bbc.in/1gpxeFG #corpgov  #Greece #EU 
No matter how much preparation companies did as the Greece financial crisis worsened, the boards are scrambling to prevent fallout.
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Time for companies to have real conversations with those with the most at stake. Silos must be knocked down and bubbles must be pierced, with bridges being built in their place.
From Bubbles to Bridges http://bit.ly/1egKP0z 
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I will be doing a live Q&A via Periscope talking about FIFA, ethics, corporate governance, and more today at 1345 UK time, 1445 GMT+2, 8:45am EST. I'm @lucymarcus on Periscope. I'll tweet the link when I begin the broadcast. (My twitter username is @lucymarcus.) Ask me questions live or send me your questions via twitter or comment via my Facebook page https://lnkd.in/dsjY3jN. See you there!
Opinion columnist for Project Syndicate, BBC's "Above Board with Lucy Marcus”, and host of Reuters...
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Thanks to everyone who joined me for my first Periscope Q & A! The broadcast will stay up and available for playback for 24 hours. Let me know what you thought, and if it was useful I'd be happy to do more of those in the future.
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Earlier in the month I took part in a panel discussion on "Opinion vs The News" with Fortune Magazine's Mathew Ingram, Project Syndicate's Jonathan Stein, The New York Times's Margaret Sullivan, and Deca's Stephan Faris at the International Journalism Festival https://youtu.be/xLeUEiIruf0 #ijf15   #opinion   #news  
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An idea catches on, money piles in & before anyone can check their analogue wristwatch, the ground has shifted. Once upon a time, analysts could easily categorize companies and tell the markets what they were worth, boards could oversee firms with a view to shareholders’ happiness, and all was right in the world. All that has changed. Sectors and industry delineations as we know them are breaking down. http://bit.ly/1BT7Ydl My Project Syndicate column.
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How do you stay productive when you are on the road? Here are some of the things I do. http://bit.ly/porbb #travel  
Executives who travel need more than just a pressed suit. How to create a moveable — and private — office for the road.
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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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