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The Activist Investor: Six Companies That Were Targeted in 2017—and What We Can Learn from Them

Activist investors were really busy in 2017. General Electric, AIG, Arconic, CSX, Pandora, and Buffalo Wild Wings are among the companies whose CEOs resigned under pressure from activist investors. Activist investors single out underperforming companies, then force changes, which may include giving the activist a seat on the board, replacing company leaders, divesting a division, or simply cutting costs. These relentless shaker-uppers are going after bigger and bigger companies, and both sides are spending more money than ever in proxy battles. That's why all C-suite leaders need to heed the lessons of 2017...

Facebook- Worth the Investment?

EBITDA, net income, revenues, users -- the numbers do not and will not lie.  After reviewing Facebook's S-1 filing with the SEC, there is no justification for a...
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Maximizing Shareholder Value?

Maximizing shareholder value—a mantra made popular in 1976 by the most-cited academic business article of all time, Jensen and Meckling’s “Theory of the Firm”—i...