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: 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

Schafer: What Target needs most is ...

Target doesn’t need another accomplished merchant. It needs a gifted leader.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 06:32 AM

Schafer: Imation board's pay is unhinged from results

Imation Corp. shareholders came within inches this week of voting down the company’s nonbinding proposal on executive compensation.Next time, shareholders...

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Schafer: Holding CEO accountable is sign of a strong company

Don’t look at the departure of Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel and conclude it’s just another symptom of very sick company....

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 08:44 AM

Schafer: Tracking teens yields investment insights

Among high school kids these days what’s cool is being unique. Stepping off the school bus wearing more or less...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 04:16 PM

Schafer: Shareholder grumbling over TCF execs' pay is justified

Here’s the way it’s supposed to work — when shareholders in large numbers vote against the way you pay your...

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 08:35 PM

Schafer: Start-ups need money, not expensive advice

Pam York said her first six months leading a foundation- and taxpayer-funded economic development start-up called AccelerateMSP “hasn’t been fun.”She’s...

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 03:45 PM

Schafer: General Mills botched rollout of a routine policy

“YOUR CEO AND LAWYERS ARE SCUM” begins one online response to new legal terms that General Mills recently introduced for...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 08:49 AM

Schafer: They vote Republican in the land of equality

Income inequality has become one of the nation’s hottest political issues, but it probably isn’t talked about as much in...

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 04:22 PM

Schafer: Yelp fosters suspicion among small businesses

Lymarie Jimenez opened Sugar Love Bakery in Woodbury in January, and so far she’s doing well.She even caught a break...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 01:09 PM

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