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January 30, 2013
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Your Bottom Line 
  • M&A growth could lead to increased D&O claims
    Companies have reduced their purchases of directors-and-officers liability insurance because of a slowdown in mergers and acquisitions, but M&A activity is expected to increase, and that means some companies may be caught by surprise with a lawsuit, Caroline McDonald and David Katz write. CFO.com (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
 
In the C-Suite 
  • 6 tips for an effective LinkedIn network
    Your LinkedIn network should have no more than 400 contacts and should include a diverse range of professionals, Eli Amdur writes. "Your network should remain an unbroken chain. It should be current. If you haven't been in contact with people in a few years, are they really in your network?" Amdur writes. The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Are you ready to be pushy?
    Set a goal for each networking event, such as ā€œIā€™m going to meet and talk with at least 10 people and get their business cards,ā€ writes media executive Cathie Black. If there's someone you really want to meet, like an event speaker, "you have to be really fast before they disappear into the crowd. In some cases, you have to just really push yourself forward," she writes. TheDailyMuse.com (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartPulse  
  • Does your company use eXtensible Business Reporting Language for financial reporting?
    No, and we have no plans to do so  73.74%
    Yes  24.24%
    No, but we plan to do so soon  2.02%
  • Does your company have directors-and-officers liability insurance?
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On the Move 
  • Leon Hunt will become the permanent CFO at Bite. He has been interim CFO since November. The Holmes Report (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Off the Charts 
  • Smartphone sensors may present security issues
    The sensors that many smartphones use are a potential security risk, researchers say. For example, a hacker could analyze the data gathered by accelerometers to determine a PIN code or other sensitive information, researchers say. BBC (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
SmartQuote 
If the audit was not done properly, could the SEC take the position an issuer was not compliant? Probably."
--Michael Littenberg of Schulte Roth & Zabel, as quoted by The Wall Street Journal's CFO Journal
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