Shareholders Receiving the Credit They Deserve Trendiness of Activism

Being a Screamer Doesn’t Make you an Activist

Much of the activism you see today is “buy shares today and tomorrow throw a hissy fit.” The focus is on shortening time horizons by being your own catalyst. That’s a problem for me, because that style is transparent and could discredit all activists. Activists are going to need the capital base, experience and credibility to follow through – by buying the company or going on the board to help fix it – if steps aren’t being taken to address their concerns. You’ll need to be more than a yeller and screamer whose biggest asset is that you don’t care what anybody thinks about you.