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Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr: Doesn't Like Speaking To Shareholder, Other Common Types

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The Wall Street Journal this morning tells the story of how a Chicago-born money manager based in London became the public nemesis of the chairman of the New York Times. It all started with something as simple as a phone call. Morgan Stanley's Hassan Elmasry called Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. and Arthur O., well, he doesn't answer phone calls from just anybody. And holders of five percent of the company's stocks were, apparently, exactly that: just anybody. As one of our friends likes to put it, "Sucking on a silver spoon is so much less taxing than talking to vulgar people."
And thus began the painful process whereby a man named Sulzberger learned that these days just because you may not have heard of someone--and indeed, that person may never have been invited to the same dinner as you even as a courtesy--doesn't mean that person is a nobody. And it certainly doesn't mean that person cannot publicly humiliate you.

How a Money Manager Battled New York Times
[Wall Street Journal]
And previously on SuperMogul: Sulzberger vs. Elmasry – Round 3 and And this time, it's personal.