Dear Chairman

Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD23886
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504695671
Narrator/s: David Drummond
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Recent 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 1920s 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 control.

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Author(s): Jeff Gramm
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Product Number Z100099186
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062445049
Author(s): Jeff Gramm
Product Number EB00612406
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: #9780062369840

Professional reviews

"This audiobook is aimed at listeners who are interested in the conflicts that can occur between corporate board members, professional managers, and shareholders. It uses profiles and well-drawn insights to show how such conflicts have played out over the past 90 years. Narrator David Drummond's phrasing and diction make everything clear, and his tone is rich and masculine. But his palette of pitch patterns sounds limited, making the overall performance repetitive. Thus, it falls to the content to hold one's attention, and it does so to great effect because the author is a savvy hedge fund manager who is well versed in the politics of unhappy shareholder initiatives. His descriptions of palace coups and behind-the-scenes scheming provide a valuable glimpse of how power is fought over in these realms. T.W. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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