Disruption in the Boardroom

Leading Corporate Governance and Oversight into an Evolving Digital Future

Authors: Wolfe, Jennifer

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  • Learn from the mistakes and triumphs of crucial decisions made by the boards of companies like Wells Fargo, Blockbuster, WeWork, Equifax and more
  • Contextualize what the future of work looks like in the face of evolving technology and work culture
  • Study how the "move fast and break things" mentality has disrupted every industry
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No boardroom in any industry is safe from new market threats in this time of rapid technological growth. We’ve all heard the stories of corruption by CEOs at WeWork and Theranos and witnessed whistleblowers revealing crises at Wells Fargo and Uber. The board’s responsibility in this time shifts from protecting not just shareholders, but all stakeholders. Disruption in the Boardroom delves into the details of modern corporations and how governance and oversight can lead us into an evolving digital future.

Corporate culture is changing every day, and everybody at the top—from senior executives of well-funded startups to decades old stalwarts of industries—are being watched more closely than ever Disruption in the Boardroom calls for leaders to embrace intellectual honesty, moral courage, and a discipline for continuous learning in order to have good corporate governance. Author Jennifer Wolfe addresses questions that hit home for present and future board members, the overarching one being: how can a handful of people successfully oversee a company and the entirety of its actions? This book details case studies of past mistakes and lessons from current board members and provides expert insights on how to structure future governance.

Disruption in the Boardroom walks you through stories of both triumphs and errors in crucial decisions made by boards of companies you know well. Whether you are a senior executive, a corporate board director, or simply a curious reader on the topic of business decisions of the current day, Wolfe’s expertise provides you with invaluable knowledge that you deserve to have on your bookshelf. The "move fast and break things" mentality has disrupted every industry, and it will only continue to shift the way we as a business culture approach the future of work. Don’t fall behind.


What You Will Learn
  • Take a look at good and bad examples of how board members at different companies have dealt with emerging issues
  • Understand the changing role of the board
  • Examine how new technologies are rapidly change business models

Who This Book is For
Senior executives, VCs and private equity associates, corporate board directors and curious readers.

About the authors

Jennifer C. Wolfe is an independent boardroom advisor to public and private companies and family owned enterprises. As a corporate director, author, and thought leader, she helps boards maximize effectiveness in understanding future trends and disruptive forces. She has the distinction of serving as a faculty member and Board Leadership Fellow for the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Wolfe served as the managing partner of an intellectual property law firm she founded at the age of twenty-eight in 2000 and grew into one of the top 75 patent law firms in the U.S. by 2015. The firm represented clients such as Microsoft, Adobe, Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, Scripps Networks Interactive, Duke Energy, and other Fortune 500 companies. In 2012, Jen founded a digital agency to help c-suite executives prepare for digital and disruptive trends.

Disruption in the Boardroom is Jen’s fifth book. Her prior works, Brand Rewired, Domain Names Rewired, Digital in the Boardroom, and Blockchain in the Boardroom, have been endorsed by senior executives from Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Richemont, Warner Brothers, GE, the Motion Picture Association of America, Uber, and others.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Old Rules vs. New Rules of Business

    Pages 1-18

    Wolfe, Jennifer C.

  • Why Nothing Changes – Status Quo at Work

    Pages 19-28

    Wolfe, Jennifer C.

  • Disruption and Digital Trends for the Next Decade

    Pages 29-49

    Wolfe, Jennifer C.

  • Cybersecurity

    Pages 51-82

    Wolfe, Jennifer C.

  • The Future of Work and Societal Shifts

    Pages 83-105

    Wolfe, Jennifer C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disruption in the Boardroom
Book Subtitle
Leading Corporate Governance and Oversight into an Evolving Digital Future
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jennifer C. Wolfe
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6159-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6159-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6158-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 195
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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