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Beyond Returns

Insights that go beyond the obvious

Beyond Returns

From WSD Capital Management

Beyond Returns is WSD Capital Management’s primary business publication. The publication highlights our latest thinking on issues of importance to business leaders and decision makers around the world and across a range of industries and functions.

The complete archive can be searched by month, topic and focus.

August 1, 2017

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bubbles

Buying into a rose-colored outlook regardless of price is the absolute hallmark of a financial bubble.
May 23, 2017

Crude Approach to Oil Glut Fuels End of OPEC

The oil glut and fall in oil prices has driven oil producers around the world to focus on improving competitiveness, leaving OPEC’s members stuck with a policy toolkit that has lost its utility.
March 24, 2017

Will the Real Corporate Raider Please Stand Up

Companies must be open to transformation and advance the effective functioning of the market for corporate control. Savvy CEOs know that a successful turnaround requires making trade-off decisions.
March 23, 2017

Accountability Should Not Be Curtailed

New layers of regulation routinely undermine free market solutions for policing the management of public companies by tipping the balance of control in favor of entrenched corporate management.
March 22, 2017

Shareholder Value Creation Mistakes

Sidestepping common value creation mistakes can help companies develop stronger and more defensible competitive advantages, save time and money, and boost morale.
March 21, 2017

Problem With CEO Compensation

Companies need to create value and delight stakeholders. Doing that requires turning lack of interest into alignment of interest through CEO compensation.
March 20, 2017

Go Out and Hug a Shareholder Activist

Activist investing’s critics need to get smarter about arguing against stronger corporate governance so public companies can enjoy the benefits of growth while mitigating the unintended consequences of entrenched value destruction.
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