Personal Leadership

Time Management Tips to Improve Your Productivity

VIDEO:  Fulfilling Careers and Full Lives. Talk on career choice and personal leadership

VIDEO:  Take Every Opportunity. 3-minute social experiment on the importance of boldness and being proactive

VIDEO:  Leadership Through Freedom. Talk on serving others, time management, dealing with external challenges, and living boldly

VIDEO:  Wharton MBA 2014 Graduation Speech. Talk on how to ensure the lessons learned during an MBA stay with you post-MBA

VIDEO: Dealing With Failure and Dealing With Success. 10-minute talk on how to stay grounded during highs and lows

Mergers and Acquisitions

Conflicts of Interest Among M&A Advisors. Investment banks advise clients to do bad deals to improve their league table position
Going Beyond Rankings to Assess M&A Bankers. How a bank’s league table position is a poor measure of the quality of its advice. Wall Street Journal
Why CEOs May Want You Talking About Takeover Attempts. Takeover rumors push up the stock price of a potential target, deterring acquirers. Interview with Knowledge@Wharton

Investor Stewardship

Stewardship Must Be Embedded Across the Investment Chain. Why stewardship is a responsibility of the entire investment industry, not just asset managers (Financial Times)
The Answer to Short-Termism Isn’t Asking Investors to Be Patient. Why the praise of “patient capital” is misguided (Harvard Business Review)
Trading as a Stewardship Mechanism. Why selling shares is key to good stewardship, contrary to popular belief. From my response to the Stewardship Code consultation
What Is Stewardship? From my response to the Stewardship Code consultation


Should Engagement be Constructive? Why effective engagement can sometimes be confrontational, contrary to the praise of constructive engagement. From my response to the Stewardship Code consultation
How Short-Term Activists Create Long-Term Value
Shareholder Activism In Action: reforming the corporate governance of a firm that pursued short-term gain at the expense of long-term value

Proxy Advisors

Conflicts of Interest Among Proxy Advisors
How Proxy Advisors Influence Voting Outcomes

Please also visit the LBS Centre for Corporate Governance for key academic studies and practitioner articles on investor stewardship


A Critical Look at the Evidence for Short-Termism. Discusses the UK’s low investment and the McKinsey study on the benefits of long-termism. From my response to the Green Paper on Industrial Strategy.
Is Short Termism Really a Problem? Non-technical summary of an article by Steve Kaplan
CEOs Cut Investment to Sell Their Own Shares at High Prices
Share Options: The Law of Unintended ConsequencesEconomist article on same topic
Against Disclosure. How forcing companies to disclose more can encourage them to be short-termist. New York Times article

Please also visit the LBS Centre for Corporate Governance for key academic studies and practitioner articles on short-termism