The Delphi Technique Cheat Sheet

What is the Delphi Technique?

The Delphi technique provides a board of directors with a thorough, easy-to-follow structure for generating, examining, and prioritizing ideas and solutions. This technique is perfect for boards tasked with making well-informed, high stakes decisions. Continue reading

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Dual Directors and the Governance Of Corporate Spinoffs

Board of directors’ demanding schedules can make it hard for members to keep up with the latest findings in governance research. Directorpoint just made it easy. In our series, Research Recap, we give you the key takeaways from peer-reviewed studies in corporate governance and board management. Skip the pages of pretentious wording. Here’s what you really need to know… Continue reading

Research Recap: When to Deviate in Corporate Governance

Are you keen on keeping up to date on the latest research in corporate governance? Don’t have time for pages of needlessly pretentious verbiage? Then this is the series for you. In Research Recap, Directorpoint gives boards of directors the need-to-knows on corporate governance hot off the presses of the leading industry journals. Just tell people you read the full thing; we’re not snitchin’. Continue reading

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NGT and You: Effective Governance Through Nominal Group Technique

Directorpoint President John Peinhardt has said that “brainstorming is the separation of idea generation and idea evaluation”. There is, perhaps, no better way of maximizing the benefits of brainstorming in the decision making-process than NGT. Nominal group technique (NGT) is a form of structured small-group discussion designed to more effectively and efficiently reach a consensus. Continue reading

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All About It: Delaware Incorporation

Delaware is much more than just the “Diamond State”. When it comes to incorporating your business, it may just be a diamond in the rough. Let’s take a closer look at why Delaware incorporation is increasingly becoming a no-brainer for organizations across the country in a new series we’re calling All About It—where we dive deep into the topics that fascinate us the most!
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Fast Facts on Delaware Incorporation

Spend an hour researching the process of incorporating a business, the state of Delaware is bound pop up once or twice. Delaware is considered something of a haven for businesses in the United States, giving companies flexibility in formation, low tax rates, and a streamlined court system with which to resolve disputes. If you’re interested in learning more about how Delaware’s General Corporation law came to be, check out the latest article in our series, All About It, where we dive deep into the topics that fascinate us the most.

If you’ve only got time for the brass tacks, we’ve still got you covered. Check out the fast facts on Delaware Incorporation below!

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Boardroom Information Security Questions

More than ever before, boards are faced with the daunting task to ensure their company is protected in the event of an online attack. Just a decade or so ago, boardroom information security questions regarding digital risk rarely made it into the agenda.

Instead, companies instructed c-suite leaders to deal with the duty of establishing and maintaining cybersecurity standards.

As larger data breaches have wreaked havoc on major organizations, however, board members have begun to recognize their important role in risk management for board information security.

In order to maintain a proactive approach, we recommend that directors ask a lot of questions—these included:
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What e-Residency Means for Your Board

In 2014, Estonia launched a virtual residency program which grants a digital identity to entrepreneurs across the globe. While this digital identity is linked to a physical authentication card, it doesn’t serve as a passport. However, an Estonian digital identity act, in a sense, as a “passport to the digital world”.

Estonian e-Residents have access to the country’s vast network of business and financial services. This includes the ability to start, manage, and grow an international business from anywhere in the world. This innovative approach to international business has sparked the interest of many a progressive board member.

Let’s take a closer look at what Estonia’s e-Residency program means for your business and your board.
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California Quota Law: Empowerment or Impediment?

A new California law aimed at breaking the glass ceiling has become the buzz of boardrooms across the country. On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill, passed by state legislators in August, requiring all publicly-traded companies headquartered in California to include at least one female board member by the end of the year.

By the end of 2021, boards with five members must include two women and boards with six members must include three or more—and “inclusion” is the operative word, here.

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