Corporate governance

The ninth chapter inĀ Business Adventures by John Brooks is all about corporate governance and David E. Lilienthal’s move from bureaucrat in charge of atomic energy to capitalist exploiting energy executive’s deep pockets (read my reviews on chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8).

I was not super inspired by this chapter… I wish I had more good things to say about it – I ended up skipping most of it though.When you’re reading to learn instead of reading to get lost in the story it’s ok to do this. No need to waste your time with a chapter that you struggle to get through – there are other stories or materials that will cover the same concepts.There is no question Lilienthal was crucial to the development of the country; however, his public and private lives were severely conflicted and I don’t think he improved society in the ways that he could have after leaving public office.


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