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Bloodsport: When Ruthless Dealmakers, Shrewd Ideologues, and Brawling Lawyers Toppled the Corporate Establishment by Robert Teitelman

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Chapter Fifteen

CALL OF DUTIES

“So you fear you’re having a post-midlife crisis?”

I want to talk about the bottom line.

I want leverage.

I want to say things like, “The bottom line is that I’ve got plenty of leverage.”

I want to put together equity pools and engage in leveraged buyouts.

“Why do you want leverage?”

How do I know? I don’t even know what leverage is. If I was engaged in a leveraged buyout, I wouldn’t even know what I was engaged in. I don’t know what an equity pool is, either, or how to put one together.

“You have a romantic yearning for a world in which you are pathetically ignorant?”

—RUSSELL BAKER, “Creature of Fortune,” New York Times1

CORPORATE LAW, MEANING mostly Delaware law, has, like the military, sports teams, the Boy ...

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