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Who Was Thomas Jefferson? B1656

Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

by Dennis Brindell Fradin | Paperback | SKU B1656
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A fascinating biography of the visionary behind the shareholder activist movement "Bob Monks is a truly rare creature, not only a businessman turned political activist, which is rare enough, but an activist in and on behalf of business, which makes him virtually unique." -Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. author, Old Money: The Making of America''s Upper Class. "A Traitor to His Class is a fascinating account of an idealistic visionary in action." -Ben Makihara, Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation. "A superbly written book that provides a fascinating and candid insight on the brilliant but complex Bob Monks. A must read for any director, corporate shareholder, or employee of a public enterprise." -L. Dennis Kozlowski, Chairman and CEO, Tyco International Ltd. "One of the most interesting players in the development of corporate governance has been (the often controversial) Bob Monks. This well-written and lively biography puts him and his role in perspective-scholars, for information, and CEOs, for survival, ought to read it." -John Biggs, Chairman, President and CEO, TIAA-CREF. "An interesting story of one of the early proponents of changes in corporate governance and a formidable personal opponent in several corporate battles." -Martin Lipton, Esq., Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Ask anyone who knows Robert Monks to describe him, and words such as "visionary," "determined," and "passionate" will surface. He is, in fact, all this and much more. At six-foot-six, he is a formidable presence, but the respect he demands has less to do with his physical stature than with his influential status as a driving force behind the shareholder activist movement - an initiative that began as a self-proclaimed "mission" to improve corporate governance and accountability, and that is now an integral part of contemporary business and investing. Now, the remarkable history of the movement and one of its pioneers is told. Though born into a wealthy and powerful Boston family whose roots were establ

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  • AR Level5.3
  • AR Quiz Number86803
  • AR Quiz Points1
  • AuthorDennis Brindell Fradin
  • Guided Reading LevelP
  • Page Count112
  • ISBN100448431459
  • ISBN139780448431451
  • PublisherPenguin Publishing Group
  • Year Published2003
  • Grade Level3 - 7
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectPeople & places (Children's/YA)
    History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA)
  • IllustratorNancy Harrison; John O'Brien
  • ImprintGrosset & Dunlap

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