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Author Gramm, Jeff, author.

Title Dear chairman : boardroom battles and the rise of shareholder activism / Jeff Gramm.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper Business, [2015]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  659.2850973 GRA    AVAILABLE
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Description xxi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-275) and index.
Contents Benjamin Graham versus Northern Pipeline: the birth of modern shareholder activism -- Robert Young versus New York Central: The proxyteers storm the Vanderbilt line -- Warren Buffett and American Express: the great salad oil swindle -- Carl Icahn versus Phillips Petroleum: the rise and fall of the corporate raiders -- Ross Perot versus General Motors: the unmaking of the modern corporation -- Karla Scherer versus R.P. Scherer: a kingdom in a capsule -- Daniel Loeb and hedge fund activism: the shame game -- BKF Capital: the corrosion of conformity.
Summary Drawing on case studies and original letters from investors and activists, a hedge-fund manager and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School traces the rise in shareholder activism from the 1920s to today, providing a perspective on what it meansto be a public company.
Subject Corporations -- Investor relations -- United States -- History.
Stockholders -- United States -- History.
Corporate governance -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780062369833 (hardcover)
0062369830 (hardcover)
Standard No. 2015038177
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