Why ‘Staggered’ Boards Are Paying Off for Stock Investors

The eternal battle for control at public companies between executives and shareholders is one of the most important narratives in business. And on one front, shareholders have won decisively: They’ve sharply reduced the use of “staggered” boards of directors, which can help protect business leaders from the pressures of reform-minded investors. But in winning the […]

Buying Stock in Tech Building Blocks

Amazon gets lots of credit and flak for turning retail upside down; it also earns plaudits for its pioneering cloud-computing business. But in a still-unfurling development, the seismic shift that Amazon wrought in the IT world has spawned a whole new business category–providers of “APIs”–that has already begun paying off for a few prescient investors. […]