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The Resource A traitor to his class : Robert A.G. Monks and the battle to change corporate America, Hilary Rosenberg

A traitor to his class : Robert A.G. Monks and the battle to change corporate America, Hilary Rosenberg

Label
A traitor to his class : Robert A.G. Monks and the battle to change corporate America
Title
A traitor to his class
Title remainder
Robert A.G. Monks and the battle to change corporate America
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Rosenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 established in New England before the Revolution, Robert Augustus Gardner Monks was never intent on simply leading a life of privileged luxury. Driven by a deep desire to make himself "useful to the world," he took steps to meet this end. He graduated from Harvard University -Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude-and Harvard Law School, and subsequently joined Boston's second largest law firm where he became one of its youngest partners ever. Monks then embarked on a new path which led him towards his ultimate goal of far-reaching public service. Vividly tracing his extraordinary journey, A Traitor to His Class follows Monks's experiences as businessman, corporate attorney, venture capitalist, regulator, and finally, shareholder activist. Written with exclusive access to Monks himself, as well as his collection of notes, speeches, and correspondence, it covers his numerous accomplishments -as well as a few defeats. Included are his term as the Department of Labor's pensions administrator; his bid for the Sears board of directors, a run that won him recognition as "the leader of the battle to reform American corporate governance"; and his three attempts at the Senate, all of which were invaluable training for the guerrilla war he would wage on big business. -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Hilary
Dewey number
  • 658.4/0092
  • b
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5.M597
LC item number
R67 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monks, Robert A. G
  • Businessmen
  • Corporate governance
  • Stockholders
  • Corporations
  • Social responsibility of business
Label
A traitor to his class : Robert A.G. Monks and the battle to change corporate America, Hilary Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Minister's Son --- Lawyer, Investor, Businessman --- Political Follies --- Epiphany --- Wielding the Stick --- The Double Helix --- Poison Pill --- The Big Break --- Power Base --- Taking on Sears --- Checking Out at the Store --- Money Where His Mouth Is --- Strike Three --- The Right Formula ---- Epilogue: Beyond Boundaries
Control code
39497585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780471174486
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98034982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39497585
Label
A traitor to his class : Robert A.G. Monks and the battle to change corporate America, Hilary Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Minister's Son --- Lawyer, Investor, Businessman --- Political Follies --- Epiphany --- Wielding the Stick --- The Double Helix --- Poison Pill --- The Big Break --- Power Base --- Taking on Sears --- Checking Out at the Store --- Money Where His Mouth Is --- Strike Three --- The Right Formula ---- Epilogue: Beyond Boundaries
Control code
39497585
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 378 pages
Isbn
9780471174486
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98034982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)39497585

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