Last month, we asked five fund managers how they generate new ideas (read it here: <a href="http://bit.ly/2fUpBXm" target="_blank" data-event-type="click" data-event="link_click">(VIEW LINK)</a> ) One of the recurring themes was that meeting with management can be an effective tool. Unfortunately for smaller investors, getting access to management can be a real challenge. Following this, we asked Livewire readers how they like to access company management and the responses were both diverse and interesting. We’ve collected these resources and provided a brief summary of each, plus we’ve also added a few that we’re familiar with. Beyond the resources below, a common approach is to contact the company directly via their investor relations team or directly on their website; as one reader pointed out “If you are already a shareholder you are a part owner and effectively managements' boss.” Read on for a list of the available resources, my comments, and the most effective way to monitor each one.