Disruption in The Boardroom: Leading Corporate Governance and Oversight Into An Evolving Digital Future

  • 3h 40m
  • Jennifer C. Wolfe
  • Apress
  • 2020

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.

About the Author

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.

In this Book

  • Old Rules vs. New Rules of Business
  • Why Nothing Changes – Status Quo at Work
  • Disruption and Digital Trends for the Next Decade
  • Cybersecurity
  • The Future of Work and Societal Shifts
  • Environmental and Social Governance
  • The Future of the Boardroom