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Yahoo’s failure to confirm new CEO’s references lands company in trouble

Everyone exaggerates their accomplishments on their résumé, right? You say, “Executive Assistant,” when you really mean “Assistant to the Executive Assistant.” You say you were involved with a project that increased profits, improved worker productivity and reduced injuries, when you mean you were accidentally invited to a meeting where the project was discussed. You say you got a university degree that you did not. The last one happened recently in a big way…


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A new look and a new blog!

In our continued efforts to provide our readers with valuable and easy-to-use information on the topics that matter, First Reference introduces Inside Internal Controls, a new blog on all things governance and risk management! Follow Jeffrey Sherman, FCA, Ron Richard, Maanit Zemel, myself and others, as we discuss corporate governance, finance and accounting, not-for-profit and […]


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Will poor management decisions mean the end for American Apparel?

You’ve probably heard of American Apparel, the Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer and retailer that’s so popular with the kids these days, they of the semi-controversial billboard advertisements and almost-certainly-controversial CEO Dov Charney…


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