πŸ“’ Author : Jeff Gramm
πŸ“’ Publisher : HarperCollins
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-02-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780062369840
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : A sharp and illuminating history of one of capitalism’s longest running tensionsβ€”the conflicts of interest among public company directors, managers, and shareholdersβ€”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 iconsβ€”including Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Ross Perot, Carl Icahn, and Daniel Loebβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Lei Shi
πŸ“’ Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 96
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781631359286
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : Just for a moment, consider: What If Chairman Mao Woke Up Today? Proud of being Chinese, author Lei Shi finds it interesting to revisit China now that she lives overseas, and wonders if Mao would feel the same. What would he think of modern China? Her cleverly humorous novel follows an American businessman and his wife visiting China for a month. Chairman Mao β€œwakes up” and wishes to go undercover with the couple to discover how China has changed in the nearly forty years since his passing in 1976. Science preserved Chairman Mao, and he discovers a newly powerful and fruitful China that has superseded his dream for the country. The fear that a rich Chinese people would overturn his agenda proved not to be the case. After Chairman Mao meets dozens of women under the influence of Western and modern culture, he falls in love.


πŸ“’ Author : California. Legislature. Assembly
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πŸ“’ Release Date : 1993
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πŸ“’ ISBN : UCI:31970018141843
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : California

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πŸ“’ Publisher : DIANE Publishing
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πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781428979161
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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πŸ“’ Publisher : DIANE Publishing
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πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781428975125
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πŸ“’ Author : Frank DikΓΆtter
πŸ“’ Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-10-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 448
πŸ“’ ISBN : 080277928X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China. "Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank DikΓΆtter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted to all but the most trusted historians. A new archive law has opened up thousands of central and provincial documents that "fundamentally change the way one can study the Maoist era." DikΓΆtter makes clear, as nobody has before, that far from being the program that would lift the country among the world's superpowers and prove the power of Communism, as Mao imagined, the Great Leap Forward transformed the country in the other direction. It became the site not only of "one of the most deadly mass killings of human history,"--at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death--but also of "the greatest demolition of real estate in human history," as up to one-third of all housing was turned into rubble). The experiment was a catastrophe for the natural world as well, as the land was savaged in the maniacal pursuit of steel and other industrial accomplishments. In a powerful mesghing of exhaustive research in Chinese archives and narrative drive, DikΓΆtter for the first time links up what happened in the corridors of power-the vicious backstabbing and bullying tactics that took place among party leaders-with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. His magisterial account recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.


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πŸ“’ Publisher : INIAP Archivo Historico
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πŸ“’ Publisher : Government Printing Office
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πŸ“’ Author : TAU OMEGA CHAPTER et.al
πŸ“’ Publisher : AuthorHouse
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-01-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 274
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781491847091
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : β€œThe Legacy of the Pacesetters of Tau Omega Chapter, a timeless service to the Harlem community and beyondβ€œ is a comprehensive recording of this Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority chapter’s 88 year history in the village of Harlem. The authors combed through hundreds of documents and pictures from various resources. The book goes beyond chronological facts to provide a heartfelt interpretation of its past. They are confident that members reading this document will be inspired to continue their legacy and be proud of knowing who they were, who they are and the basis of their history and traditions.


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πŸ“’ Publisher : DIANE Publishing
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πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781428957800
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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