Friday, June 19, 2015

The Secret To Jeffrey Smith's Success At Starboard? His Father's Juice Company

A recent Forbes article chronicles activist investor Jeff Smith, of Starboard Value.


You don’t need a Wharton education to be a good investor

Starboard, which also counts Mark Mitchell and Peter Feld as co-founders, prioritizes passion and competitiveness when it hires new employees. “We look for passion, you need to love what you do,” says Smith. He adds, “you need competitiveness, some people miss that.”

“We want people who are really excited about winning; winning meaning that we make money, the stock gooes up and companies perform better. And we want people that are upset if things don’t go as well as it should. If it doesn’t bother you when an investment goes against you then there is a problem,” he says.
Full article found here: