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  • This product had a total of 51 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 20 2020.
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Great must read if you're in finance

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Very interesting look at Carl Icahn as a person as well as a chronicle of his days as a corporate raider. The book leaves off a...  Read More

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Fascinating insight into one of Wall Street's titans. The back story is more interesting as any deal he is mentioned in today....  Read More

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you are looking for a textbook, look elsewhere.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you are looking for a pulse-pounding thriller buy james patterson.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you have an interest in the history of modern finance and activist investors buy this book.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I found information here that is simply not available elsewhere.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Arguably, carl icahn was one of the most representatives of the corporate raiders, also called greenmailers for their practice of taking greenmail, a premium payment by management above the cost of acquiring the company stock, to recant from their intentions of taking over, streamline operations, sell assets, or finally liquidate the company.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    All options were on the table for the corporate raiders; they would select the option that delivered the highest return to investors.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    This book does not only show how icahn thinks and operates but also illustrates how activists see the world.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Of course, we cannot generalize since activists have varying investing styles and diverse investment tactics, but the author does a good exposition about activist investing.

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