Can America’s companies survive America’s most aggressive investors?

By Alana Semuels (originally published by The Atlantic) - Ron Ozer was thrilled to get a job with DuPont, the two-centuries-old chemical company, when he finished his Ph.D. from Cornell in 1990. It was the place to go for young, ambitious chemists; it offered salary and benefits so generous that some people called it “Uncle Dupey.” For 26 years, he invented things for DuPont, filing patent after patent, working on renewable plastic bottles and polymers from the company’s Experimental Station, a research lab where Kevlar, Neoprene, and nylon were all invented…

[Cross-posted from The Atlantic publication of November 18, 2016
at http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/11/activist-investors/506330/]

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