Corpocracy: How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the World's Greatest Wealth Machine -- And How to Get It Back

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2008 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Shareholder control over large corporations is worryingly weak and the unrestrained hunt for profits is taking a toll on the environment and society. In Corpocracy, corporate lawyer, venture capitalist, and shareholder activist Robert Monks reveals how corporations abuse their power and what we the people must do to rein them in. In a clear and careful analysis, Monks outlines a plan for reconciling the competing interests of corporations and society through thoughtful shareholder activism.
 

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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Preface
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Acknowledgments
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 1 AN AUDIENCE WITH T...
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 2 ECONOMICS ASCENDA...
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 3 THE GODFATHER
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 4 THE BUSINESS ROUND...
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 5 INSIDE THE CORPOCR...
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 6 HOUSE TAKE
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 7 EFFICIENCIES R US
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 8 RETURN OF THE BLOB
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 9 THE GREAT AND THE ...
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Chapter 10 STILL I DARE TO DRE...
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Appendix
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Notes
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How CEOs and the Business Roundtable Hijacked the Worlds Greatest Wealth Machine And How to Get It Back Index
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Robert A. G. Monks is the founder of ISS, The Corporate Library, the LENS Fund, and Governance for Owners. A CEO in two industries and the director of ten publicly traded companies, he was placed in charge of the national pension system and made a founding trustee of the Federal Employees Retirement System by Ronald Reagan. He has written six books in the fields of governance, including, with Nell Minow, Corporate Governance.

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