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Option Games: Common Stock Values Get Murkier — The Information
Valuing common stock has gotten trickier for startups. The growing number and complexity of rights on preferred shares are causing companies to adjust their reasoning around how much their common stock is worth, according to firms providing the valuations and lawyers overseeing them. But companies still have a lot of discretion, a reminder that how startups calculate their value frequently bears little relation to big funding headlines. [...] Valuations of startup firms’ common stock for employee option grants has been complicated by increasing complexity of rights on preferred stock and secondary market transactions. [...] [ !!! Snapchat offered common stock only in recent (May 2015) investment, Alibaba & two hedge funds were ok with it. But further termsheet details (liquidation preferences) unknown. Existing holders of common stock (employees) could be diluted massively, in future, ie Snapchat has a down round in the future/eventual IPO - on.wsj.com/1KICv8H &! bit.ly/1iiJw3G ]
cap  table  liquidation  preferences  common  stock  employee  option  grants  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  HR  human  resources  compensation  package  valuation  Unicorn  Decacorn  preferred  stock  termsheet  Venture  Capital 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
QVC Owner Buys Zulily: Bloomberg West (Full Show 8/17) - YouTube
etsy is a marketplace stupid. // once they saturated their category/market, the growth tapers off! especially home market & then they have 2 fund through IPO international expansion; ie etsy. & will hit on competition, obviously. // &! min 16 discussion on Amazon corporate culture & values! & stock based compensation package. // &! Amazon: How Bruising a Workplace Is It? - youtu.be/CJKkRMMaF7c 'extraordinary demanding workplace, and high turnover' 'exceptional company, what every they do, its working' 'up or out' 'unique culture by a company of that size' // &! youtu.be/qo9b8CtSqqE - 'unreasonable high standards' 'feedback system enables backstabbing' 'they call it purposeful Darwinism: staff ranking' 'GE dropped it' [ personal note: I think u still have the sort of responsibility (moral/ethical/hr as CEO) 2 help & coach ur worst performers, before firing them with compensation package (making them go), balance! also no charity ] &! youtu.be/NpiPc3gPeYY &! youtu.be/YtUhvnXF3Yc
Zulily  e-commerce  flash  sale  IPO  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Etsy  M&A  eBay  vertical  category  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Silicon  Valley  growth  round  Amazon  compensation  package  compensation  Office  Politics 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on top pay: filthy riches | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
Often explained away by unstoppable market forces, runaway top pay is in truth just as much a product of institutions and culture. Smart centrists should not leave the issue to the leftist fringe [...] Meanwhile for taxpayers, still sore at being passed a bill by bankers who had previously enjoyed bumper bonuses, runaway top salaries will invite scepticism, if not rage.
bonuses  bonus  CEO  pay  compensation  compensation  package  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  corporate  values  corporate  culture  corporate  governance 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Chief executives earn '183 times more than workers' - BBC News
[ there is no correlation between CEO pay and performance ] // FTSE 100 CEO's earn on average 183 times more than a full-time worker, research suggests. A report by the High Pay Centre, a think tank which monitors income distribution, showed that top bosses earned on average £4.964m in 2014. That compares to £27,195 median pay for a full-time employee in 2014, according to official figures. The High Pay Centre said the executive pay packages went "far beyond what is sensible...to inspire top executives." "Pay packages of this size go far beyond what is sensible or necessary to reward and inspire top executives," said Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre. "It's more likely that corporate governance structures in the UK are riddled with glaring weaknesses and conflicts of interest." [...] [TUC calls] institutional investors to "use their clout to draw a line in the sand over CEO pay". [...] CBI [...] only ever justified by "exceptional performance"
CEO  pay  compensation  compensation  package  mainstreet.org  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  intrinsic  motivation 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Headline Numbers: How do you measure inequality? - BBC News
Research from the Institute for Policy Studies found that in 2014, bonuses paid to Wall Street employees had been double the total annual pay earned by all Americans who worked full-time at the federal minimum wage. I crunched the numbers and it turned out that the same was true for the UK. [...] The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had figures out on Wednesday based on the definition that people were in poverty if their income was below 60% of the median level (to find the median income, line up all the people in the country in order of income and take the middle one). It found that almost a third of the UK population had experienced poverty in at least one of the years between 2010 and 2013, which is very high by European standards. The OECD sets out a summary of what has happened to examples of all three of these measures. Across its 34 member countries, the Gini Coefficient rose gradually from 1996, fell slightly for the financial crisis and then resumed its upward path.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
The last word on Piketty | 11.11.2014 - YouTube
min 1:05:00 - biggest injection of equality into the system has been free education, free health care, pension provision and elderly car, child care, unemployment benefits, disability benefits, low income tax credits, minimum wage, workers protection and representation (unionisation), affordability of a lawyer/solicitor, ... - which are being dismantled, where they were available, ... // what they don't talk about is - tax evasion - ppl able to play the system = unworthy increase in wealth and income // competitiveness breeds inequality (with rising labour supply/surplus + Industrial Revolution 2.0 [creating more revenue with less people needed, more people competing for smaller available pie]) - globalisation, flat world, borderless << Seth Godin 'being remarkable, differentiate, Start-up of You (reid hoffmann)' // opportunity >> social mobility, income mobility, gini coefficient // & being lucky and continue taking rent based on your luck // asymmetry of information (arbitrage) - SV
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Forget the Verizon-AOL deal. The big wave in tech M&A is just getting started. | PandoDaily
The all-cash AOL deal may drain Verizon’s cash reserves, but consider that Verizon generated $10 billion in operating cash flows last quarter – on top of $113 billion in total debt. [W]hats another $4.4 billion in loans, especially when interest rates are as cheap as they’ve ever been? // &! S&P 500 Companies Spend Almost All Profits on Buybacks - bloom.bg/1ECu06U // &! Companies have been gobbling up their own shares at an exceptional rate. There are good reasons to worry about this [...] The companies in the S&P 500 index bought $500 billion of their own shares in 2013, close to the high reached in the bubble year of 2007, and eating up 33 cents of every dollar of cashflow. [...] [$650 billion of cash overseas] [ leading firms to skimp on long-term investment] [firms are being sensible by restraining investment in the face of economic uncertainty] - econ.st/1t90jry //
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Techie -- Daily Intelligencer
[via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7559540 ] She was the only female at her company, a designer who had been with the start-up from the beginning and had overseen its design and marketing, yet had gotten left out when the company was sold to Google for its workers, in what's known as an acqui-hire. "I feel like my world just ended," she wrote. The thread quickly became the talk of Silicon Valley. It was seeming proof that even within the happy-go-lucky world of tech start-ups, there are winners and losers, and more often than not, the losers in situations like these are the designers, who are more likely to be female than their engineer counterparts, and whose "soft" skills are seen as less valuable than coding chops. [The] start-up decided to sell itself to Google as a last resort, after failing to find traction in the market. [FOR G IT IS A public nightmare!]
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
Wall Street Bonus Withdrawal Means Trading Aspen for Coupons - Bloomberg
Lower base pay, and lower bonuses bc of miserable business for finance bc of the economic slump in the West, the sovereign debt crisis, ZIRP, QE, and consolidation and cutbacks at the firm.

- Peter Schiffs brother turned into a media storm over WallStreet angsts ...; http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/0,1518,818772,00.html

The article generated over 1500 comments within 2 days.
99% see again their anger over finance excess supported in this article/report/interview.
occupywallstreet  class-warfare  PeterSchiff  AndrewSchiff  2012  compensation  bonuses  wallstreet 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Chicago Economists Crazy Idea Wins Ken Griffins Backing - Bloomberg
“Incentives are the pillar of economics and represent everything I’m about,” List says. “If you understand the incentives people are operating under, you have a good first guess about what they’re going to be doing in certain circumstances and how changes in the environment and/or in their institutions will influence their behavior.”
economics  behaviour  group  compensation  insentive  research  study  experiment 
february 2011 by asterisk2a
Goldman employees told no big purchases: report | U.S. | Reuters
Rolling Stone magazine
goldmansachs recession creditcrunch brand brands branding behavior
goldmansachs  recession  creditcrunch  brand  brands  branding  behavior  behaviour  compensation  bonuses 
august 2009 by asterisk2a

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