Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders

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Warren Buffett is a legend primarily for his investment philosophy.He isn’t concerned about the intricacies of the market, butinstead focuses on the quality of the companies Berkshire Hathawaystands behind. Yet we know little about the leaders of thecompanies that Buffett handpicks.

In Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from WarrenBuffett’s Top Business Leaders, author Ronald W. Chan— founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital — offers abehind-the-scenes look into the ...

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Overview

Warren Buffett is a legend primarily for his investment philosophy.He isn’t concerned about the intricacies of the market, butinstead focuses on the quality of the companies Berkshire Hathawaystands behind. Yet we know little about the leaders of thecompanies that Buffett handpicks.

In Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from WarrenBuffett’s Top Business Leaders, author Ronald W. Chan— founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital — offers abehind-the-scenes look into the careers of Berkshire Hathawayexecutives who have both directly and indirectly contributed to theconglomerate’s success.

Drawing on exclusive interviews from Berkshire leaders, Chanvividly describes how an exceptional group of managers has built aculture of achievement. With a keen eye for detail, he shows howtheir lessons can be applied for career success and personalfulfillment. Brimming with practical advice, the book will appealto both executives and employees wanting to improve theirleadership skills and work performance.

Covering the career and life decisions of David Sokol ofMidAmerican Energy, Cathy Baron-Tamraz of Business Wire, DennisKnautz of Acme Brick, Randy Watson of Justin Brands, Stan Lipsey ofBuffalo News, and many more, the book offers a wide range ofbusiness insights, philosophies, and strategies directly fromleaders at the top of their fields.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Berkshire is where it is today because of the all-stars running our various operating businesses. This book captures what makes them special.”
– Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

“Ronald Chan has peaked behind the curtain that surrounds Berkshire Hathaway. He introduces us to a superb sample of the remarkable team of leaders who manage the living museum of great companies that Warren Buffett has gathered under the aegis of Berkshire Hathaway.”
– Donald Keough, Chairman of the Board, Allen & Company, Inc., author of The Ten Commandments for Business Failure

“This book will help you learn how Berkshire Hathaway managers built highly successful businesses before acquisition by Berkshire, and how they remain productive now. There are many wonderful ideas scattered throughout, ideas that every manager should carefully study.”
– Prem C. Jain, McDonough Professor of Accounting and Finance, Georgetown University, author of Buffett Beyond Value

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470560624
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 989,470
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald W. Chan is the founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital Limited, an investment management company based in Hong Kong. He is a frequent contributor to financial newspapers and magazines in the Asia Pacific region. Ronald received bachelor of science degrees in finance and accounting from New York University.  

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1 Exploring Life with Cathy Baron-Tamraz: BusinessWire.

Chapter 2 Teaming Up with Randy Watson: Justin Brands.

Chapter 3 Taking Action with Stanford Lipsey: Buffalo News.

Chapter 4 Brainstorming with Barry Tatelman: Jordan'sFurniture.

Chapter 5 Adding Value with Dennis Knautz: Acme BrickCompany.

Chapter 6 Investigating Business with Brad Kinstler: See'sCandies.

Chapter 7 Looking Forward with Marla Gottschalk: The PamperedChef.

Chapter 8 Striving for Excellence with David Sokol: MidAmericanEnergy Holdings Company.

Chapter 9 Learning to Adapt from Walter Scott Jr.: MidAmericanEnergy Holdings Company.

Conclusion Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain.

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Index.

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