Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of

Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism A sharp and illuminating history of one of capitalism s longest running tensions the conflicts of interest among public company directors, managers, and shareholders told through entertaining case studies and original letters from some of our most legendary and controversial investors and activistsRecent disputes between shareholders and major corporations, including Apple and DuPont, have made headlines But the struggle between management and those who own stock has been going on for nearly a century Mixing never before published and rare, original letters from Wall Street icons including Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Ross Perot, Carl Icahn, and Daniel Loeb with masterful scholarship and professional insight, Dear Chairman traces the rise in shareholder activism from the s to today, and provides an invaluable and unprecedented perspective on what it means to be a public company, including how they work and who is really in controlJeff Gramm analyzes different eras and pivotal boardroom battles from the last century to understand the factors that have caused shareholders and management to collide Throughout, he uses the letters to show how investors interact with directors and managers, how they think about their target companies, and how they plan to profit Each is a fascinating example of capitalism at work told through the voices of its most colorful, influential participantsA hedge fund manager and an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, Gramm has spent as much time evaluating CEOs and directors as he has trying to understand and value businesses He has seen public companies that are poorly run, and some that willfully disenfranchise their shareholders While he pays tribute to the ingenuity of public company investors, Gramm also exposes examples of shareholder activism at its very worst, when hedge funds engineer stealthy land grabs at the expense of a company s long term prospects Ultimately, he provides a thorough, much needed understanding of the public company shareholder relationship for investors, managers, and everyone concerned with the future of capitalism ❧ A Fire Sparkling free download ➛ Author Julianne MacLean – Lavons.co.uk managers ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Running Blind (Havoc, By S.E. 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10 thoughts on “Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism

  1. says:

    I thought at first that the additional commentary from Jeff which digresses quite a bit from each case study was a pain but I quickly realised that it added massively to my enjoyment and the usefulness of the book rather than detracting from it.


  2. says:

    This is great, would highly recommend to those who want to understand public company ownership Gramm isn t as sharp as Matt Levine Bloomberg but there are some great insights here I really enjoyed the history, Gramm s commentary, and the weird respect for good persuasive writing among the upper crust of financier


  3. says:

    I received a copy of this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway Dear Chairman is a history book on shareholder activism If you don t know what that is, Gramm does a good job of walking you through it The book chronologically presents you with what amounts to case studies The basis of each chapter lies


  4. says:

    I read this after reading James Grant review of it in WSJ Grant is my favorite financial writer and I d pick up any book that has his approval Dear Chairman, is how a letter from an activist investor to the chairman of the board of some company might begin, and the book focuses on some ten odd letters from an investor to eithe


  5. says:

    Jefferson Gramm, AB 96AuthorFrom the author A sharp and illuminating history of shareholder activism in the United States, Dear Chairman has been praised as a terrific read by Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times, a revelation by the Financial Times, a grand story by the Wall Street Journal, and an engaging and informative book b


  6. says:

    An interesting, if light touch survey of shareholder activism through the years I enjoyed it It provides a gestalt, through the lens of a number of notable shareholder letters to corporate boards, beginning with Ben Graham It is not encyclopedic and isn t intended to be.Still, it is an entertaining and enlightening contribution to financial


  7. says:

    This is a well written, well researched glimpse at the history of shareholder activism, corporate raiding, and the conflict between business shareholders and managers It s a nice look outside of theory and into the messiness of business All that being said, it s also a fairly dry topic for a regular person.


  8. says:

    Dear Chairman is a great historical summary of shareholders activism, iliustrated by real case studies from different decades I really liked that in the end of the book author provides original copies of shareholders letters to company chairman or CEO Too my mind this book can interesting and most useful only for experienced investors.


  9. says:

    Overall, it s a enjoyable read about 8 detailed cases of shareholder activism, which include Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Dan Loeb, Carl Icahn.


  10. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Very interesting selection of letters from some of the best activist investors from 1927 to 2007 pointing out the evolution of their mindset and attack style.The book also gives a good view on the market and corporate governance evolution to the point where we got today.1 Graham vs Norther


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