Lee Schafer

Columnist | Business
Phone: 612-673-4302
Lee Schafer came to the Star Tribune after 15 years as a corporate officer, consultant and investment banker in the Twin Cities. He has been a columnist for Twin Cities Business magazine and was senior editor for Corporate Report Minnesota.

Recent content from Lee Schafer

Schafer: At Target, board vote should be 6 yes, 1 no

If not for James A. Johnson on the slate, the shareholders of Target should have an easy call to make...

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Schafer: Thrivent finds a link between giving and financial security

Thrivent Financial CEO Brad Hewitt has long suspected that helping clients be financially secure isn’t enough.Secure means just having enough...

Updated: June 08, 2014, - 10:00 AM

Schafer: Investor lectures ValueVision on frugality

J. Carlo Cannell calls himself an investor, not an activist shareholder. It’s an important distinction.Activists are not always the most...

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 09:10 AM

Schafer: Ballmer's deal takes NBA values to new level

The next major league sports team owner in Minnesota won’t be one of us.Retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s eye-popping, two-billion-dollar...

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 12:46 AM

Schafer: Will PHOT be hot? Speculators sure hope so

There’s an art to selecting the right ticker symbol for a stock, and whoever decided on PHOT as the symbol...

Updated: May 31, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Schafer: 'Internet of things' has huge potential

On the Texas Instruments eStore it takes only $19.99 to jump into “the Internet of things” by purchasing a Connected...

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Schafer: For small firms, a stock listing isn't always the right choice

If going public is cause for celebration, then why not the filing of a Form 15, the regulatory document that...

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 04:33 PM

Schafer: Hard to know who to root for in fight over ValueVision Media

There’s likely to be more dueling via shareholder letter over the next few weeks between the board of ValueVision Media...

Updated: May 17, 2014, - 05:16 PM

Lee Schafer - My Perfect Saturday - 2014 Best of MN

The day starts with the newspaper and coffee on the back deck. Best is the sound, of the birds and...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 03:37 PM

Schafer: Response to Target critic shows leadership

It was just a 750-word post on the social networking site LinkedIn, a response under the heading “The Truth Hurts”...

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 07:28 AM

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