1. This Activist Investor Is Pretty Passive With His Dad's Company - Bloomberg

    This Activist Investor Is Pretty Passive With His Dad's Company - Bloomberg

    Zach George and his fellow pirates used to talk tough to CEOs. Their battle cry: “Surrender the Booty!” That was more than a decade ago, when George, then in his 20s, was helping Pirate Capital LLC keelhaul companies that didn’t make investors enough money. Flaunting its motto, Pirate Capital swashbuckled its way to a fortune -- that is, until it foundered. Today George, 39, is still agitating for corporate change, now at his own hedge fund, FrontFour Capital Group...

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