1. Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate

    Even Among Corporate Raiders, Elon Musk Is a Pirate

    The history of mergers and acquisitions is filled with ruthless corporate raiders, bruising wars of words and people trying to stiff each other. T. Boone Pickens, the oil tycoon who rampaged through the 1980s, took small stakes in energy companies, attacked management and forced sales of the firms. Carl Icahn, the activist investor, amassed shares of companies and threatened to oust their boards if they did not agree to a deal...

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