November 2012 archive

More private companies are voluntarily adopting improved corporate governance practices

An October 2012 PWC study indicates large private companies see widespread benefit to public company corporate governance processes. PWC surveyed 221 CEOs and CFOs from companies who were spit approximately evenly from service and product companies. The companies had average revenues of $307 million. 80% of these private companies are adopting specific corporate governance practices, …

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Developed Countries Urn More, While Christianity Buries the Effect

In honor of today’s celebration of the Day of the Dead, this post ponders why some countries practice cremation more than others.  The Cremation Society of Great Britain estimates the cremation rates (i.e. cremations divided by total deaths) for about 40 countries around the world.  The rates vary dramatically from country to country, ranging from …

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