Comments on: Apple-Google learn Corporate Governance 1.0 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/03/apple-google-learn-corporate-governance-10-2/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: The Bell http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/08/03/apple-google-learn-corporate-governance-10-2/comment-page-1/#comment-1618 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 16:38:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=2063#comment-1618 This reader generally finds Eric Auchard easier to follow than in the present article, which ought to be interesting, but in my opinion leaves much room for confusion.

Is the point here that Apple and Google are not competing sufficiently against one another, or that they’re competing too much and if so, how could this possibly be the case? Frankly, I’d like to see them compete more rather than less, but it’s really hard to tell from what has been written here whether they do and what makes them any worse than [insert long list of major U.S., corporations here].

In passing, would it not be appropriate also to actively question the debilitating role in post-IPO terms that VC can and too often does exert upon emerging industries, by dictating terms of policy and players involved? There’s more than a smattering of governance ethics needing dealt out and enforced in the entire business sphere of so-called Venture Capital, and has been for over a decade. Which brings us to the present.

Corporate governance – or lack thereof – would be a fundamental topic of immense importance if properly argued across the board in American [for lack of a better word] industry.

I for one would like to see corporate cartel considerations scrutinized more closely in general, rendered transparent, (within reason) enforceable and, particularly in this case, put in better perspective before concluding the debate.

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