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Dear Chairman : boardroom battles and the rise of shareholder activism / by Jeff Gramm

By: Gramm, Jeff.
Publisher: New York : Harper Business, 2015Description: xxi, 291 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062369833.Subject(s): Directors | Shareholders | CEOs | Governance
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. APPENDIX: Original letters.
Summary: Examines the history and relationships between directors, managers and shareholders. Looks at pivotal boardroom battles and shareholder activism, drawing on letters from Wall Street icons.
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Book Book Australia
332 GRA 2016 (Browse shelf) Available CA012565
Book Book New Zealand
335 DEA (Browse shelf) Available CA009445
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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. APPENDIX: Original letters.

Examines the history and relationships between directors, managers and shareholders. Looks at pivotal boardroom battles and shareholder activism, drawing on letters from Wall Street icons.

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