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: Fed appointment turned into ‘horse race’ spectacle

Lawrence Summers withdrew over the weekend as a potential successor to Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve, even...

Updated: September 16, 2013, - 09:47 PM

Schafer: Lehman made trust a scarce commodity

A gallon of organic skim milk in the cooler at Lunds contains organic skim milk. No one gives a thought...

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 11:18 AM

Schafer: An unusual path for Cargill's new leader

David MacLennan, the new CEO of Cargill come December, has an accomplished record within the company that’s typical of its...

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 08:39 PM

Schafer: Analysts deal reflects reality for smaller public companies

The investment manager Heartland Advisors appears to have gotten a win when Analysts International followed its suggestion and gave up...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Schafer: Vikings review is an exercise in the obvious

David Mandelbaum’s name doesn’t often appear in the Star Tribune, which is almost certainly just fine with him.Mandelbaum, like Mark...

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 08:24 PM

Schafer: 'Twig the Fairy' has a lesson for fundraisers

Entrepreneurs hoping to raise capital need to know about “Twig the Fairy” and the Suburbs.Twig is a Renaissance Festival character...

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Schafer: Gender still plays major role in value of a degree

It only took a glance to know that a ranking of return on investment for degrees from 22 Minnesota colleges...

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 10:15 AM

Schafer: Here's how our stupid choices may be rational

The marketing professor Vladas Griskevicius thinks we humans are not nearly as stupid as he once thought.Yes, we can drop...

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 08:51 PM

Schafer: A CEO who knows when it's time to go

Chuck Mooty of Fairview Health Services slid his card across the table at a recent meeting, revealing the title printed...

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 09:30 PM

Schafer: Wilfs may rue how they treated N.J. partner

The Wilf family principals, Leonard, Mark and Zygi, took a pounding last week in a New Jersey courtroom. They had...

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 10:17 AM

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