Personally I feel many of these so called Activists should be $@##%%^¥¥. Excuse my language sorry. Yes in some cases their action is warranted but more times than not it is short termism and the desire for a quick buck at play. Here is an interesting article on the topic in relation to Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Co: Will Berkshire Hathaway Eventually Get Broken Up By Activists? Reminds me a bit of Perpetuals and Carnegie's attack on SOL. Whatever happened to long term inter-generational investing?