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Refer to the list of most admired companies as identified by Fortune magazine.  Using the Internet, research the board of directors for any five companies from the top of the most admired list and five from the bottom of the list.  Determine how many outside directors and how many inside directors are serving each company.  This information can be found on the corporations’ websites.

1. Do most of these large, publicly held companies have a majority of inside or outside directors?

2. Are there any obvious differences in the composition of the boards of those companies from the top of the most admired list as compared to those from the bottom of the list?

3. Choose one of the organizations in the top ten and go it its website.  Who are the members of the board of directors?  List the members and their titles.