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The Warren Buffett Shareholder

The Warren Buffett Shareholder Book
Author : Lawrence A. Cunningham,Stephanie Cuba
Publisher : Harriman House Limited
Release : 2018-04-20
ISBN : 0857197002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this engaging collection of stories, 43 veterans of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting explain why throngs attend year after year. Beyond the famous Q&A with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, these experts reveal the Berkshire Meeting as a community gathering of fun, fellowship and learning. The contributors whisk readers through the exciting schedule of surrounding events--book signings, panel discussions and social gatherings--and share the pulse of this distinctive corporate culture. Spanning decades, the book offers glimpses of the past and ideas of what lies ahead. To learn about what makes Buffett’s shareholders tick and all the happenings at the Berkshire Meeting, and to reminisce about past Meetings, make this delightful book your companion. Includes work by these bestselling authors: - Robert Hagstrom - Robert Miles - Jason Zweig - Joel Greenblatt - Vitally Katsenelson - Jeff Matthews - Charlie Tian - Whitney Tilson - Prem Jain - Karen Linder

Buffett s Bites The Essential Investor s Guide to Warren Buffett s Shareholder Letters

Buffett s Bites  The Essential Investor s Guide to Warren Buffett s Shareholder Letters Book
Author : L.J. Rittenhouse
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
Release : 2013-11-22
ISBN : 9780071823289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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INVESTING PRINCIPLES FROM THE MASTER Ignore Sound Bites That Rattle Markets Treat Market Pessimism as Your Friend Do the Little Things Right Protect Your Capital When the Facts Turn Upside Down Rely on CEOs Who Nurture Healthy Corporate Cultures Remember That Large, Unfathomable Derivatives Are Still Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction Seek Simplicity and Candor Millions of people download Warren Buffett's shareholder letters, searching for tips from the world's greatest investor. Many miss the best part of his letter: his principles. It is their loss. Following these principles, Buffett has turned Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile manufacturer, into one of the most respected companies in the world. Early investors have become billionaires. This essential guide to Buffett's shareholder letters highlights what the pundits aren’t telling you and what you can learn about building long-lasting wealth. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history. His annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders have attained legendary status among Wall Street and Main Street investors. Each informative and entertaining letter offers lessons about life, business, and the art of investing that are essential to creating long-lasting wealth. They are based on Buffett's dogged pursuit of the Golden Rule of ownermanager partnership: Treat shareholders the way you would want to be treated—if you were in their place. In Buffett's Bites, L. J. Rittenhouse, CEO candor expert and former Wall Street banker, serves up an in-depth look at Buffett’s 2008 shareholder letter, highlighting 25 tantalizing nuggets of wisdom. These "bites" afford an inside look at Buffett's unconventional ways that have created Berkshire Hathaway's unrivaled success. With unflinching honesty and insight, the "Oracle of Omaha" talks candidly about today’s turbulent market: what makes a company worth investing in; why you shouldn't panic when experts insist "the sky is falling"; when to re-evaluate your portfolio; and how to invest safely and wisely for the long haul. Each savory bite is enhanced with practical information and a timeless moral that can be applied to your own wealth-building strategies.

The Warren Buffett Shareholder

The Warren Buffett Shareholder Book
Author : Lawrence A. Cunningham,Stephanie Cuba
Publisher : Harriman House Limited
Release : 2018-04-20
ISBN : 0857197010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this engaging collection of stories, 43 veterans of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting explain why throngs attend year after year. Beyond the famous Q&A with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, these experts reveal the Berkshire Meeting as a community gathering of fun, fellowship and learning. The contributors whisk readers through the exciting schedule of surrounding events--book signings, panel discussions and social gatherings--and share the pulse of this distinctive corporate culture. Spanning decades, the book offers glimpses of the past and ideas of what lies ahead. To learn about what makes Buffett’s shareholders tick and all the happenings at the Berkshire Meeting, and to reminisce about past Meetings, make this delightful book your companion. Includes work by these bestselling authors: - Robert Hagstrom - Robert Miles - Jason Zweig - Joel Greenblatt - Vitally Katsenelson - Jeff Matthews - Charlie Tian - Whitney Tilson - Prem Jain - Karen Linder

A Weekend with Warren Buffett

A Weekend with Warren Buffett Book
Author : Randy Cepuch
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2007-02-24
ISBN : 9781560259541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Once a year, the managers of public companies have to fling open the doors and let the owners in — whether they want to or not. A Weekend with Warren Buffett and Other Shareholder Meeting Adventures is a humorous, informative business-related travelogue that looks at how companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia treat their investors during the brief period when the welcome mat is out. It's an Average Joe Investor's search for shareholder democracy and an occasional free lunch. Companies featured include Berkshire Hathaway, Citigroup, Dow Jones, Dupont, eBay, Gannett, Google, Hawaiian Electric, Hershey, MGM Grand, Microsoft, Otter Tail, Playboy, Starbucks, Tootsie Roll, Wal-Mart and Walt Disney, among others.

Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders 1965 2013

Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders 1965   2013 Book
Author : Warren Buffett
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-27
ISBN : 9780615975078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders 1965 2013 book written by Warren Buffett, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Dear Shareholder

Dear Shareholder Book
Author : Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher : Harriman House Limited
Release : 2020-04-14
ISBN : 0857197916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The shareholder letters of corporate leaders are a rich source of business and investing wisdom. There is no more authoritative resource on subjects ranging from leadership and management to capital allocation and company culture. But with thousands of shareholder letters written every year, how can investors and students of the corporate world sift this vast swathe to unearth the best insights? Dear Shareholder is the solution! In this masterly new collection, Lawrence A. Cunningham, business expert and acclaimed editor of The Essays of Warren Buffett, presents the finest writers in the genre of the shareholder letter, and the most significant excerpts from their total output. Skillfully curated, edited and arranged, these letters showcase the ultimate in business and investment knowledge from an all-star team. Dear Shareholder holds letters by more than 20 different leaders from 16 companies. These leaders include Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway), Tom Gayner (Markel), Kay Graham and Don Graham (The Washington Post and Graham Holdings), Roberto Goizueta (Coca-Cola), Ginni Rometty (IBM), and Prem Watsa (Fairfax). Topics covered in these letters include the long-term focus, corporate culture and commitment to values, capital allocation, buybacks, dividends, acquisitions, management, business strategy, and executive compensation. As we survey the corporate landscape in search of outstanding companies run by first-rate managers, shareholder letters are a valuable resource. The letters also contain a wealth of knowledge on the core topics of effective business management. Let Dear Shareholder be your guide.

Dear Shareholder

Dear Shareholder Book
Author : Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher : Harriman House Limited
Release : 2020-04-14
ISBN : 0857197924
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The shareholder letters of corporate leaders are a rich source of business and investing wisdom. There is no more authoritative resource on subjects ranging from leadership and management to capital allocation and company culture. But with thousands of shareholder letters written every year, how can investors and students of the corporate world sift this vast swathe to unearth the best insights? Dear Shareholder is the solution! In this masterly new collection, Lawrence A. Cunningham, business expert and acclaimed editor of The Essays of Warren Buffett, presents the finest writers in the genre of the shareholder letter, and the most significant excerpts from their total output. Skillfully curated, edited and arranged, these letters showcase the ultimate in business and investment knowledge from an all-star team. Dear Shareholder holds letters by more than 20 different leaders from 16 companies. These leaders include Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway), Tom Gayner (Markel), Kay Graham and Don Graham (The Washington Post and Graham Holdings), Roberto Goizueta (Coca-Cola), Ginni Rometty (IBM), and Prem Watsa (Fairfax). Topics covered in these letters include the long-term focus, corporate culture and commitment to values, capital allocation, buybacks, dividends, acquisitions, management, business strategy, and executive compensation. As we survey the corporate landscape in search of outstanding companies run by first-rate managers, shareholder letters are a valuable resource. The letters also contain a wealth of knowledge on the core topics of effective business management. Let Dear Shareholder be your guide.

101 Reasons to Own the World s Greatest Investment

101 Reasons to Own the World s Greatest Investment Book
Author : Robert P. Miles
Publisher : Wiley
Release : 2001-03-23
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover why the model-investment-firm-turned-household-word is the perfect investment--for virtually anyone Robert Miles is a successful entrepreneur, business owner, and investor who believes that everyone can be a smarter investor regardless of background, education, and income. In fact Miles says that one investment is ideal for virtually everyone to own--Berkshire-Hathaway. Miles has attended the annual shareholders meeting for years, has met Warren Buffett, and is considered a company "insider" and Berkshire-Hathaway expert. In 101 Reasons to Own the World's Greatest Investment, Miles offers his insights into what makes Berkshire-Hathaway so profitable and why shareholders get such value for owning the stock. Among his explanations: Berkshire-Hathaway is run sensibly and frugally by Buffett--there are no lavish corporate head-quarters or extravagant spending by company executives. The company invests in companies it determines will produce steady profits for the shareholders rather than those companies with a history of erratic performance. This accessible, well-researched look at the leading company's investment strategy has received an "unofficial" endorsement by Buffett himself. Robert P. Miles (Tampa, FL) is an entrepreneur and owns a small business. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School, has been an active shareholder of Berkshire-Hathaway for a number of years, and is frequently asked to speak to other investor groups about Buffett.

WEALTH BUILDING SECRETS From WARREN BUFFETT ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS

WEALTH BUILDING SECRETS From WARREN BUFFETT ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETINGS Book
Author : Bill Glaser
Publisher : Smashwords
Release : 2019-04-13
ISBN : 9780982408803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is no better place to get the wealth building secrets of Warren Buffett than at the Annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meetings. Inside this book you will find eight years of these secrets straight from the words of Warren Buffett and his vice chairman, Charlie Munger.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Book
Author : Robert G. Hagstrom
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN : 1119714591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind, Hagstrom breaks new ground with a deep analysis of Buffett’s essential wisdom, an intricate mosaic of wide-ranging ideas and insights that Buffett calls a Money Mind. What exactly is a Money Mind? At one level, it’s a way of thinking about major financial issues such as capital allocation. At another level, it summarizes an overall mindset for successfully investing in today’s fast-paced stock market, a mindset that depends on a commitment to learning, adapting, and facing down irrelevant noise. This is not a method book. It is a thinking book. Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind explains the philosophies of self-reliance, stoicism, rationalism, and pragmatism and their contributions to making intelligent investment decisions. It also outlines the evolution of value investing, discusses how to develop a business-driven investing mindset, and describes the defining traits of successful active management. Lastly, it examines the surprising aspects of a Money Mind – sportsman, teacher, and artist. In short, Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind helps readers understand the building blocks that go into making a Money Mind so they can begin to incorporate its principles in the service to a life of value. Testimonials “An erudite masterpiece…” –Lawrence A. Cunningham, author; professor and director, Quality Shareholders Initiative, George Washington University “It’s another must-read…” –Bethany McLean, journalist and Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair, author, Saudi America and co-author The Smartest Guys in the Room “Pure Genius! This is a game changer in investment books…” –Robert P. Miles, author; Executive in Residence, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Executive MBA Program, "The Genius of Warren Buffett" “Effervescence and thoughtful analysis of Buffett’s life and work…” –Tom Gayner, Co-chief Executive Officer, Markel Corporation “Hagstrom’s books always enable readers to think about the world in new ways…” –Tren Griffin, author, Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Investing between the Lines with Warren Buffet

Investing between the Lines with Warren Buffet Book
Author : L. J. Rittenhouse
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2013-09-20
ISBN : 007181356X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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TWO E-BOOKS IN ONE Investing Between the Lines Investing Between the Lines introduces a revolutionary method for evaluating the financial integrity of a company. You don’t need special access to “insider” information or a degree in accounting to figure it out. In fact, the secret is right in front of you—in black and white—in the words of every shareholder letter, annual report, and corporate correspondence you receive. The book shows you how to: Decipher the “FOG” of confusing company communications Decode the real meaning behind corporate jargon and platitudes Separate the facts from the fluff in annual reports and quarterly earnings calls Safeguard your money by investing in companies that steward investor capital Buffett's Bites INVESTING PRINCIPLES FROM THE MASTER Millions of people download Warren Buffett's shareholder letters, searching for tips from the world's greatest investor. Many miss the best part of his letter: his principles. It is their loss. Following these principles, Buffett has turned Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile manufacturer, into one of the most respected companies in the world. Early investors have become billionaires. This essential guide to Buffett's shareholder letters highlights what the pundits aren’t telling you and what you can learn about building long-lasting wealth. In Buffett's Bites, L. J. Rittenhouse, CEO candor expert and former Wall Street banker, serves up an in-depth look at Buffett’s 2008 shareholder letter, highlighting 25 tantalizing nuggets of wisdom. These "bites" afford an inside look at Buffett's unconventional ways that have created Berkshire Hathaway's unrivaled success.

The Warren Buffett CEO

The Warren Buffett CEO Book
Author : Robert P. Miles
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2003-04-18
ISBN : 9780471430452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Everyone knows Warren is the greatest investor of our time. . . .This book for the first time captures his genius as a manager." —Jack Welch The first book to reveal the investment and management strategies of the Berkshire Hathaway all-star management team. Much has been written about Warren Buffett and his investment philosophy; little has been made public about the inside management of Berkshire Hathaway. With a market cap exceeding 100 billion , Berkshire Hathaway has a market value surpassing many icons of American business such as Dell, AT&T, Disney, Ford, Gillette, American Express, and GM. Drawing on his personal experiences as well as those of Berkshire's chief executives, officers, and directors interviewed for this book, Berkshire insider Robert P. Miles provides a unique look at the Berkshire Hathaway culture and its management principles.

Warren Buffett Wealth

Warren Buffett Wealth Book
Author : Robert P. Miles
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2004-04-26
ISBN : 0471656747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The strategies and techniques of THE investment legend Warren Buffett Wealth follows the world's greatest investor from the beginning of his career, as he takes a 100-dollar investment and turns it into one of the most successful multibillion-dollar companies in the world. By carefully detailing how Buffett began his career and discussing what he learned from Benjamin Graham, this book reveals the true secrets to Buffett's success. Readers will see how Buffett reached the pinnacle of his profession by following certain key principles such as investing in old-style traditional American companies, holding the companies forever, and hiring and keeping the same managers. Robert P. Miles (Tampa, FL) is a writer, speaker, and consultant. He is also the author of The Warren Buffett CEO (0-471-44259-3) and 101 Reasons to Own the World's Greatest Investment: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (0-471-41123-X).

The Warren Buffett Portfolio

The Warren Buffett Portfolio Book
Author : Robert G. Hagstrom
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2000-11-20
ISBN : 9780471392644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Warren Buffett Way provided the first look into the strategies that the master uses to pick stocks. A New York Times bestseller, it is a valuable and practical primer on the principles behind the remarkable investment run of the famed oracle of Omaha. In this much-awaited companion to that book, author Robert Hagstrom takes the next logical step, revealing how to profitably manage stocks once you select them. THE WARREN BUFFETT PORTFOLIO will help you through the process of building a superior portfolio and managing the stocks going forward. Building a concentrated portfolio is critical for investment success. THE WARREN BUFFETT PORTFOLIO introduces the next wave of investment strategy, called focus investing. A comprehensive investment strategy used with spectacular results by Buffett, focus investing directs investors to select a concentrated group of businesses by examining their management and financial positions as compared to their stock prices. A strategy that has historically outperformed the market, focus investing is based on the principle that a shareholder's return from owning a stock is ultimately determined by the economics of the underlying business. Hagstrom explains in easy-to-understand terms exactly what focus investing is, how it works, and how it can be applied by any investor at any level of experience. He demonstrates how Buffett arranges his stocks in a focus portfolio and reveals why this is as responsible for his incredible returns as the individual stocks he picks. Ultimately, Hagstrom shows how to use this technique to build and manage a portfolio to achieve the best possible results.

The Essays of Warren Buffett

The Essays of Warren Buffett Book
Author : Warren Buffett,Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher : Cunningham Group
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780966446128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The definitive work concerning Warren Buffett and intelligent investment philosophy, this is a collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades that together furnish an enormously valuable informal education. The letters distill in plain words all the basic principles of sound business practices. They are arranged and introduced by a leading apostle of the "value" school and noted scholar, Lawrence Cunningham.What's new in the second edition? This new edition has extensive additional content that highlights topics of vital national or international significance, including: - the proliferation of stock option compensation and excessive CEO pay; - Berkshire?s shareholder-designated contribution program and the controversy over the abortion issue that led to its termination; - the explosion of derivative financial instruments and related perils and how Berkshire dealt with managing a sizable portfolio of them after buying Gen Re; - the dramatic increase in foreign currency trading in the past five years along with the astonishing growth in the US trade deficit; - management succession at Berkshire Hathaway as Mr. Buffett ages; - commentary on his philanthropic thinking in giving his entire fortune to charities; and - the fairness and other matters concerning taxation of corporations.Here in one place are the priceless pearls of business and investment wisdom, woven into a delightful narrative on the major topics concerning both managers and investors. These timeless lessons are useful to members of a wide range of professions, including law, accounting, finance and management, and provide rich teaching materials for courses in those fields.

The Deals of Warren Buffett Volume 3

The Deals of Warren Buffett Volume 3 Book
Author : Glen Arnold
Publisher : Harriman House Limited
Release : 2021-11-23
ISBN : 0857196502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this third volume of The Deals of Warren Buffett, we trace Warren Buffett's journey as he made Berkshire Hathaway the largest company in America. When we left Buffett at the end of Volume 2, he had reached a fortune of $1bn. In this enthralling next instalment, we follow Buffett's investment deals over the decade from 1989 to 1998, as Berkshire shares jumped 14-fold from $4,700 to $68,000 and its market cap grew from $5bn to $100bn. This was a period of Buffett’s career when he was approaching normal retirement age. But far from slowing down, he was just hitting his stride. Buffett was as driven as ever to seek out great companies at good prices. By studying the decision-making that went into his investment deals, and the successful and unsuccessful outcomes, we can learn from Buffett and become better investors ourselves. In this decade, Buffett made investments in the following companies: Wells Fargo, USAir, American Express, The Shoe Group, Helzberg Diamond Shops, RC Willey, FlightSafety International, Dairy Queen, NetJets, and General Re. For each of these deals, investing expert and Buffett historian Glen Arnold dives into unprecedented detail to analyse the investment process and the stories of the individuals involved. Arnold's engaging, lucid style transports the reader to the time and place of the deals, to truly appreciate how Buffett was operating. With stories and analysis drawn from decades of investing experience, join Glen Arnold and delve deeper into The Deals of Warren Buffett!

The Deals of Warren Buffett

The Deals of Warren Buffett Book
Author : Glen Arnold
Publisher : Harriman House Limited
Release : 2021-12-05
ISBN : 0857196480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this second volume of The Deals of Warren Buffett, the story continues as we trace Warren Buffett's journey to his first $1bn. When we left Buffett at the end of Volume 1, he had reached a fortune of $100m. In this enthralling next instalment, we follow Buffett's investment deals over two more decades as he became a billionaire. This is the most exhilarating period of Buffett's career, where he found gem after gem in both the stock market and among tightly-run family firms with excellent economic franchises. In this period, Berkshire Hathaway shares jumped 29-fold from $89 to $2,600, while Buffett made investments in the following companies: GEICO, Buffalo Evening News, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Capital Cities, ABC, Disney, Fechheimer Brothers, Scott Fetzer, Solomon Brothers, Coca-Cola, Borsheims, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, and Duracell. For each of these deals, investing expert and Buffett historian Glen Arnold delves into unprecedented detail to analyse the investment process and the stories of the individuals involved. Arnold's engaging, lucid style transports the reader to the time and place of the deals, to truly appreciate how Buffett was operating. With stories and analysis drawn from decades of investing experience, join Glen Arnold and delve deeper into The Deals of Warren Buffett!

Quality Shareholders

Quality Shareholders Book
Author : Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2020-11-03
ISBN : 0231552777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anyone can buy stock in a public company, but not all shareholders are equally committed to a company’s long-term success. In an increasingly fragmented financial world, shareholders’ attitudes toward the companies in which they invest vary widely, from time horizon to conviction. Faced with indexers, short-term traders, and activists, it is more important than ever for businesses to ensure that their shareholders are dedicated to their missions. Today’s companies need “quality shareholders,” as Warren Buffett called those who “load up and stick around,” or buy large stakes and hold for long periods. Lawrence A. Cunningham offers an expert guide to the benefits of attracting and keeping quality shareholders. He demonstrates that a high density of dedicated long-term shareholders results in numerous comparative and competitive advantages for companies and their managers, including a longer runway to execute business strategy and a loyal cohort against adversity. Cunningham explores dozens of corporate practices and policies—such as rational capital allocation, long-term performance metrics, and a shareholder orientation—that can help shape the shareholder base and bring in committed owners. Focusing on the benefits for corporations and their investors, he reveals what draws quality shareholders to certain companies and what it means to have them in an investor base. This book is vital reading for investors, executives, and directors seeking to understand and attract the kind of shareholders that their companies need.

Dear Chairman

Dear Chairman Book
Author : Jeff Gramm
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-02-23
ISBN : 0062369849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 activists. 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. Jeff 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 participants. A 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.