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
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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.