There’s little chance Arthur T. Demoulas will be invited to give the commencement speech next year at any respectable business school, where the next generation of CEOs are taught that their primary responsibility is to maximize shareholder value by any means necessary.
That’s why his speech yesterday — at the conclusion of a summer-long protest over his ouster from a grocery chain — was so remarkable.
Related: Medtronic lists excise tax payments for executives in Covidien deal (Star Tribune).
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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