The Activist Director

The Activist Director

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Millstein, Ira M. Columbia University Press, 2017 Audio summary available
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In The Activist Director, attorney Ira M. Millstein reveals the importance of board-centric oversight in corporate, not-for-profit, and government entities. He recounts his experiences with corporate governance failures that were caused by a lack of oversight, including New York City’s fiscal crisis in the 1970s, the meltdown of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s, and the management failures at General Motors in the 1990s. Through these stories, Millstein builds a case for board centricity and the importance of activist directors who ask tough questions, challenge managerial practices, and commit themselves to helping their organizations act in their stakeholders’ best interests.