The outsiders: eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success / William N. Thorndike, Jr. p. cm. ISBN (alk. for downloading it from there; the download is very cheap Biology Questions and A. Ships from and sold by The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success Hardcover – October 23, William N. Thorndike is founder and a managing director of Housatonic Partners, a private equity firm.

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[PDF] Download The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success EBook For download this book. In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway sharehold- ers, Warren Buffett casually recommended a book,. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and. [PDF] Download The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success Ebook | READ ONLINE.

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Upcoming SlideShare. Yeah, the presentation is pretty nice. I like good looking, elegant hardcover books. Now, why am I holding back one star? See below: If things were so simple, then Corporate Finance would not exist as a discipline.

Well, guess what, you cannot compare apples to oranges.

These other CEOs took over when their companies were very small, and completely unknown. I'm not saying the they do not deserve credit for what they accomplished.

All I'm saying is that you cannot expect GE's stock price to grow at the same pace small cap stocks grow. Scale is important. So, when adding Jack Welch into the mix, the relevant question is no longer who grew the stock price the most, but who generated the most profits in absolute dollar value for their shareholders. Again, scale is important. It's not the same to be the president of the US than the president of Uruguay. I guess the ultimate goal of the book is not so much to teach Corporate Finance lessons but to help value investors select good CEO's.

In other words, CEO's whose interests are in line with those of the owners of the company.

Now, this might be an outdated approach since good Corporate Governance practices are nowadays widespread, which ensures that the compensation of executives is tied to business results.

Not to say that there are still not principal-agent issues around, but it is definitely not as pervasive of a problem as it was decades ago.

Hope this helps. site Edition Verified download. Buffett uses float from his insurance companies and cash flow from the consumer companies so he doesn't need to use external fundraise and debt to invest.

The chapter on Warren Buffet is worth the price of the book. As a venture capitalist and owner of many companies, I learn so many insightful strategies such as capital allocation, rolling up companies to maximize scale, margin and cash flow strategy to acquire companies. I get so many ideas to scale my investments. Thanks William Thorndike to write an insightful book on capital allocation.

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

Recommended for CEO, entrepreneurs and investors. I want to learn how they grew their companies and built shareholder value. Over 29 years Tom Murphy of Capital Cities produced a Over 27 years Henry Singleton of Teledyne produced a Over 17 years Nick Chabraja of General Dynamics produced a Over 46 years to Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway produced I found these two things very interesting especially has it relates to microcap investing.

Some took on debt to download back shares at depressed levels. For those that did use equity to make acquisitions they always knew when to do it when the stock was expensive. You will enjoy The Outsiders.

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See and discover other items: There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about site Prime. The successful CEOs Thorndike studied helped usher in the share downloadback era.

But Thorndike discovered that there was an important nuance to their downloadback moves. They were not just mindlessly redownloading shares each quarter. They minimized their dividends and, unlike many publicly-traded companies today, did not announce a big stock downloadback authorization and redownload a systematic amount of stock every quarter.

The Wall Street Journal reported in February that activist investors who agitate for change at companies have been particularly fond of the book.

Thorndike says investors who build concentrated portfolios and hold their positions over long periods of time will find the book more useful than fast-money traders. I also focus on the inteLearn more about site Giveaway. In this refreshing, counterintuitive book, author Will Thorndike brings to bear the analytical wisdom of a successful career in investing, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders.

At the public company level, it is easier to attract talented operators to run the business. William N. You can change your ad preferences anytime. Ask most people what describes an effective CEO, and you'll get a pretty consistent answer--"a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Views Total views. See and discover other items:

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