CPAR Accounting & Financial Reporting  |  Format: Flash

The Brilliant Jerk Conundrum: Governance and Control

Course Overview
Betting on a dominant visionary is one of the biggest business gambles an investor, employee or board member will ever make. If things go right, a visionary's wizardry changes entire industries and generates massive value for shareholders, employees and society. But if things go wrong, millions and possibly billions can be lost. Authors Marc Epstein and Rob Shelton deliver a prescription for success in dealing with dominant visionaries, which includes the board�s role in maintaining governance and control.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the challenges boards face when dealing with dominant visionaries;
  • Identify what can potentially happen if a brilliant jerk screws up;
  • Recognize the importance of corporate governance when working with dominant visionaries; and
  • Identify the red flags to look for when your company is led by a dominant visionary.

    Catalog Number: CPAR1413-FM
    CPE Credits: 2 Registry / 2 QAS
    Author: CPA Report
    Advanced Preparation:
    Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting.
    Course Level: Update
    Field of Study: Accounting
    Content Partner: CPA Reports Online
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-Study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
      You are allowed 2 attempts to pass the final exam in a 30 day period. You will be locked out of the final for 30 days after any second failure.
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Sound card with speakers/headphones
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Sep 25, 2019 / Nov 08, 2020