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One Minute Governance

English, Finance, 5 seasons, 223 episodes, 9 hours, 14 minutes
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Are you a director, senior executive, investor, or someone who‘s just curious about corporate governance? Tune in for insights about how things work inside and outside the boardroom, based on 20 years of experience and interactions with thousands of directors from around the world. Each episode lasts about one minute and will provide you with questions to ask yourself, your board and your management team, designed to optimize the way your organization makes decisions. Matt Fullbrook is a corporate governance researcher, educator and advisor located in Toronto.
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BONUS: Why do corporate governance consultants mostly suck?

Please note that the title is *not* "why do most corporate governance consultants suck." Matt tries to figure out why corporate governance advice mostly doesn't work, talks about Beyonce, Benson Boone, Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, and a bunch of other stuff.    Full transcript available here: https://groundupgovernance.substack.com/p/bonus-podcast-why-do-corporate-governance   Playlist of songs referenced: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0tUKlES6lyQ1KVghsVqfTF?si=ec1369c3f0cd4fac   Thumbnail image generated by DALL-E based on the prompt: "A regular person listening to Hey Ya by Outkast and realising - to their great surprise, since they've heard the song a million times and never noticed - that the chorus melody clashes with the guitar chords"
4/3/202436 minutes, 49 seconds
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BONUS: Good governance is woke - and that's good news for everyone

If you're a fan of One Minute Governance or Ground-Up Governance, you know that Matt is a bit obsessed with definitions. Turns out that when we have clear definitions for a few important concepts, good governance turns woke. And that's good news for everyone. Adorable image of a guitar pedal created by DALL-E.   FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE: https://groundupgovernance.substack.com/p/bonus-good-governance-is-woke-and
2/10/202436 minutes, 5 seconds
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BONUS: Good corporate governance does not cause good corporate performance

One of the most enduring myths about corporate governance is that we should be able to find a measurable causal relationship between good governance and good performance. I think it's futile.  FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE: http://groundupgovernance.substack.com/p/bonus-good-corporate-governance-does
12/28/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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BONUS: What corporate governance resources are *really* missing (plus, an analysis of the top 500 albums of all time)

Ever feel like most corporate governance resources are...just not that awesome? Ever wonder why the heck they aren't better? Matt Fullbrook has, too. In another long-ish scripted episode, Matt explains that he thinks he's figured out what's going on here...and also talks at length about Rolling Stone's top 500 albums of all time. It all (mostly) makes sense. Promise! Full transcript here: http://groundupgovernance.substack.com/p/another-bonus-podcast-what-corporate
11/30/202320 minutes, 21 seconds
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BONUS: Good governance is basically about feelings (long story alert!)

This is the first and only episode of its kind. A long scripted story about life, death, snacks, Reconciliation, feelings, The Matrix, the desert, and good corporate governance.   FULL TRANSCRIPT HERE: http://groundupgovernance.substack.com/p/bonus-podcast-good-governance-is
11/9/202326 minutes, 31 seconds
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Sound-Up Governance, now available wherever you get your podcasts

Sound-Up Governance now available on mainstream podcast platforms: https://pods.to/soundup   TRANSCRIPT Hi everyone, just a quick announcement that I've removed the paywall on the Ground-Up Governance platform at groundupgovernance.com. Mostly what that means is that the Sound-Up Governance podcast is now available for anyone to hear without a subscription. Sound-Up Governance is a longer form interview podcast featuring lots of quirky corporate governance personalities, people you wouldn't usually come across if you're a regular consumer of mainstream governance content. If you prefer to listen to your podcasts on the typical podcast platforms like Apple Podcasts, or Spotify or whatever, search for Sound-Up Governance now and subscribe. Every week we'll release an episode from the archives until we're caught up. The other change around here is that the weekly definitions and illustrations that we've been putting out on Wednesdays here on OMG are going to migrate to sound governance. If you've been enjoying those, then you've got one more reason to subscribe. Thanks so much for following along. I'm super excited to share even more cool corporate governance content
7/11/20231 minute, 9 seconds
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #7 - Company

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
6/14/20232 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #6 - Business

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
6/7/20232 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #5 - Duty

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
5/31/20232 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #4 - Delegate

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
5/24/20232 minutes
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #3 - Accountability

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
5/17/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #2 - Power

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
5/10/20232 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ground-Up Governance Definition #1: Authority

Every Wednesday, OMG will share an audio version of a definition from the Ground-Up Governance platform. 
5/3/20234 minutes, 2 seconds
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131. Am I ignoring all the rules?

One valid criticism of my positions on corporate governance is that I don't really pay much attention to the rules. Or to ethics or morality, to be honest. Does that matter?   SCRIPT My positions regarding corporate governance, and especially GOOD governance leave me vulnerable to a great deal of valid criticism. If you’re not familiar with those positions, have a listen to episodes 2 and 102 respectively. The main criticism goes something like this: corporate governance is itself governed by important rules, like laws and regulations, that are there to try to keep organizational leaders from doing bad and unethical things – either on purpose or by accident. Furthermore, those rules will never be sufficient on their own to completely eliminate bad or unethical behaviour. Since my definitions of corporate governance generally and good governance specifically don’t address legal, moral, or ethical judgment, am I not failing to acknowledge or address the most fundamental objective of organizational decision making: not to do objectively bad stuff? There’s a less philosophical version of this same argument that I encounter frequently, which is “how can I expect individual leaders or groups like boards of directors to figure out how to create the conditions for effective decision-making on their own?” In other words, isn’t it important to establish rules for organizations to follow on their way to good governance? I have repeatedly said on OMG that I reject a box-ticking approach to corporate governance, and I don’t like the concept of “best” practice, but…I dunno, what do you think? Am I missing something here?
10/6/20221 minute, 35 seconds