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: '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

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

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