Tanner Stanley

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Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism is an intriguing look at decades of shareholder disputes, proxy battles, and boardroom battles that have shaped US corporate law. Jeff Gramm, an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School who has also spent a notable part of his career serving as a director for public companies and as a portfolio manager at a hedge fund, offers a refreshing take on shareholder activism and the tensions that underlie US corporate law. Written in an accessible fashion that is free from legalese or overly complex descriptions of business transactions, Gramm provides a unique opportunity for readers to take a glimpse ‘behind the curtain’ and feel as if they have a seat at the table in some of America’s most dramatic boardroom moments. Gramm’s work results in an engaging historical exploration of the evolution of shareholder activism that subtly suggests that this rich history is responsible for “today’s hostilities” in the boardroom.

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