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  1. November 14, 2013

    Sotheby’s $105m sale sets Warhol record

    Andy Warhol’s “Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster)” sold for $105.4m in New York on Wednesday night, fetching the second...

  2. July 19, 2013

    Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

    It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

  1. March 25, 2009

    Former Livent head convicted of fraud

    Garth Drabinsky, the Canadian impresario who controlled Livent, North America’s premier live theatre company for much of the...

  2. December 16, 2008

    Former investors could still be targeted

    Investors who had the good fortune to liquidate their holdings in Bernard Madoff's funds are not necessarily in the clear....

  3. December 15, 2008

    Investors who got out early could still be targets

    Investors who had the good fortune to liquidate their holdings in Bernard Madoff’s funds are not necessarily in the clear....

  4. March 9, 2008

    The odd couple’s messy ‘divorce’

    For nearly two decades, John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media, and Barry Diller, chief executive of IAC/Interactive, have...

  5. November 7, 2007

    Observer: Media darling

    Any doubts that Facebook remains the darling of the media world were put to rest yesterday as the company unveiled its new...

  6. June 11, 2007

    Family background keeps high flier's feet on the ground

    As a former employee of Creative Artists Agency, the talent group, Paula Wagner spent the 1980s surrounded by experts in the...

  7. April 21, 2006

    Drama could overshadow Paramount’s revival

    Paramount Pictures is banking on next month’s release of Mission Impossible 3, a summer blockbuster starring Tom Cruise and...

  8. March 11, 2006

    Disney investors in upbeat mood

    Something akin to revivalist fervour gripped the crowd of shareholders gathered in a Californian ice hockey arena yesterday...

  9. March 10, 2006

    Disney investors in upbeat mood

    Something akin to revivalist fervour gripped the crowd of shareholders gathered in a Californian ice hockey arena on Friday...

  10. January 25, 2006

    When Disney wishes upon a Pixar

    The Disney brand was built on fairy tales: princesses who suffer unimaginable hardships, princes who save them and cartoon...

  11. January 24, 2006

    When Disney wishes upon a Pixar...

    The Disney brand was built on fairy tales: princesses who suffer unimaginable hardships, princes who save them and cartoon...

  12. December 12, 2005

    Boardroom sycophants

    In raising questions last week about the independence of non-executive directors on the board of Kazakhmys, I should...

  13. September 12, 2005

    Lawyer cites Ovitz in reassuring executives

    US directors have become much less fearful about their personal liability for corporate mistakes following a key legal...

  14. August 22, 2005

    Hollinger investors still out in the cold

    The indictments of two former Hollinger executives and a Canadian holding company once controlled by Conrad Black may have...

  15. August 14, 2005

    Eisner's Disney reign cut down in court

    It should have been a day for a pat on the back, but instead last Wednesday brought Michael Eisner a kick in the rear to...

  16. August 11, 2005

    Disney case alters the legal landscape

    Just over two years ago, shareholder activists still reeling in the wake of the corporate meltdowns at Enron and WorldCom...

  17. August 11, 2005

    A mixed message to America's boardrooms

    Board members - in the US or beyond - should not take much comfort from Tuesday's ruling that Walt Disney's directors did...

  18. August 10, 2005

    Disney suit alters the legal landscape

    Just over two years ago, shareholder activists still reeling in the wake of the corporate meltdowns at Enron and WorldCom...

  19. August 10, 2005

    Disney board in the clear over firing of Ovitz

    The Walt Disney board acted properly in the hiring and firing of Michael Ovitz as group president in the late 1990s and...

  20. July 11, 2005

    Moguls seek solace in Sun Valley

    Each year, media executives tend to grouse about the forthcoming Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho as if they were...

  21. July 10, 2005

    Moguls seek solace in Sun Valley

    Each year, media executives tend to grouse about the upcoming Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho as if they were...

  22. June 7, 2005

    Ex-directors’ suit over Disney to proceed

    Walt Disney directors will be back in Delaware Chancery Court in August to answer allegations that the board made false...

  23. February 28, 2005

    A tale of intrigue at the court of Disney's king

    In 1994, halfway through Michael Eisner's reign as chairman and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company, he recuperated...

  24. February 27, 2005

    A tale of intrigue at the court of Disney’s king

    DISNEY WAR By James B.Stewart Simon Schuster $29.95 In 1994, halfway through Michael Eisner's reign as chairman and chief...

  25. February 10, 2005

    Observer: Michael Eisner: the sequel

    Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael Eisner at Disney, insiders...

  26. February 9, 2005

    Michael Eisner: the sequel

    Michael Eisner: the sequel Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael...

  27. February 9, 2005

    Observer: Michael Eisner: the sequel

    Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael Eisner at Disney, insiders...

  28. February 8, 2005

    Observer - US

    Michael Eisner: the sequel Now that Bob Iger has miraculously transformed himself into the front-runner to succeed Michael...

  29. January 17, 2005

    How to tackle the high and over-mighty

    The problem of the over-mighty subordinate is one that plagues leaders in every walk of life. Reports of a renewed outbreak...

  30. January 17, 2005

    Lawyers fire final shots in $140m Disney pay-off case

    Whatever reasons Walt Disney thought they had to fire Michael Ovitz, they were not good enough to send him away without...

  31. January 16, 2005

    How to tackle the high and over-mighty

    The problem of the over-mighty subordinate is one that plagues leaders in every walk of life. Reports of a renewed outbreak...

  32. December 29, 2004

    Observer: Eisner endgame

    Over on the west coast the talk is of succession planning at Disney. After 20 years in the turret, Eisner is to retire in...

  33. December 23, 2004

    Disney rethinks options policy

    Walt Disney on Thursday took steps to rein in stock options awards for senior executives and tie such benefits more closely...

  34. December 21, 2004

    SEC targets Disney over pay disclosure

    US regulators yesterday accused Walt Disney of violating securities laws by failing to disclose compensation given to...

  35. December 16, 2004

    Disney chiefs to discuss strategy for new media

    Senior Walt Disney executives will meet tomorrow to discuss the company's investment plans and expansion strategy in new...

  36. December 15, 2004

    Disney chiefs to discuss strategy for new media

    Senior Walt Disney executives will meet on Friday to discuss the company's investment plans and expansion strategy in new...

  37. December 8, 2004

    Director 'forgot' details of talk with Ovitz

    The man who played a vital role in the sacking of Michael Ovitz from Walt Disney claimed yesterday to have virtually no...

  38. December 7, 2004

    Poitier in the heat of the court room

    Michael Eisner asked Sidney Poitier if he would be interested in a Walt Disney directorship in 1994, even though the two...

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