Tag: activist investors

Should CEOs Welcome The Activist Embrace?

The Dollar Tree-Starboard Value situation leads to a bigger question: are activists the enemy or should they be treated like Wall Street runners with an urgent message?

Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush Resigns: Avoiding a Similar Fate

Jonathan Bush was the founder and CEO of Athenahealth, a successful healthcare software company, until he was unceremoniously pushed out the door. How an activist group upended all that and what can CEOs learn from this saga.

Xerox: It Didn’t Have To End This Way

Xerox, the company that gave us the ethernet, the mouse, the graphical user interface, and the PC has succumbed as much to technology disruption as to corporate rot.

Sonnenfeld: Vote to Keep Peltz Off P&G’s Board a “Sea Change”

Proctor & Gamble shareholders narrowly voted to deny activist investor and CEO of Trian Fund Management Nelson Peltz a seat on the company’s board of directors this week, a move that could send a message to minority investors looking to force proxy contests at big corporations in the future.
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