The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

Overview

Much has been written about Warren Buffett and the philosophy that made him the most successful investor in history, yet nothing -- until now -- has been written about his role as manager of the diverse companies under Berkshire Hathaway's ownership. Berkshire Hathaway expert Robert Miles explores the hands-off management style that has proven so successful for both Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Including rare interviews with executives who run the companies within Berkshire Hathaway holdings, The Warren ...
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Overview

Much has been written about Warren Buffett and the philosophy that made him the most successful investor in history, yet nothing -- until now -- has been written about his role as manager of the diverse companies under Berkshire Hathaway's ownership. Berkshire Hathaway expert Robert Miles explores the hands-off management style that has proven so successful for both Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Including rare interviews with executives who run the companies within Berkshire Hathaway holdings, The Warren Buffett CEO provides a unique insider's perspective from managers. Besides revealing the successful management style of the powerhouse holding company known as Berkshire Hathaway, The Warren Buffett CEO sheds light on the company's future as well as on who will succeed the "Oracle of Omaha" when he steps down. You may never get to work with Warren Buffett, but in reading The Warren Buffett CEO you will understand what it is like to work for "the best boss in the world."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471430452
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/18/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 1,012,925
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT P. MILES (robertpmiles@yahoo.com) is a Tampa-based entrepreneur. He has been a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway for a number of years. Miles is the author of 101 Reasons to Own the World's Greatest Investment: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (Wiley) for which he received an "unofficial" endorsement from Warren Buffett. He also takes time to share his knowledge through numerous speaking engagements. Miles is a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Buffett CEO
Ch. 1 Introduction - The Warren Buffett CEO 3
Ch. 2 Buffett CEO Selection 9
Pt. 2 Berkshire's Capital Source - The Insurers
Ch. 3 The Administrator - Tony Nicely, GEICO Insurance 25
Ch. 4 The Back-Up Capital Allocator - Lou Simpson, GEICO Insurance 45
Ch. 5 The Accidental Manager - Ajit Jain, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Division 67
Pt. 3 Berkshire's Founders
Ch. 6 The Natural - Rose Blumkin, Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) 85
Ch. 7 The Visionary - Al Ueltschi, FlightSafety International 99
Ch. 8 The Innovator - Rich Santulli, Executive Jet 117
Pt. 4 Berkshire's CEO Family - Children and Grandchildren
Ch. 9 The Disciple - Don Graham, The Washington Post 139
Ch. 10 The Third-Generation Family Successor - Irvin Blumkin, NFM 155
Ch. 11 The Retired Manager - Frank Rooney, H. H. Brown Shoe 169
Ch. 12 The Principled Manager - Bill Child, R. C. Willey Home Furnishings 181
Ch. 13 The Partner for Life - Melvyn Wolff, Star Furniture 199
Ch. 14 The Shoppertainers - Eliot and Barry Tatelman, Jordan's Furniture 215
Pt. 5 Berkshire's CEO Successors - The Professional Managers
Ch. 15 The Turnaround Manager - Stan Lipsey, The Buffalo News 235
Ch. 16 The Loyalist - Chuck Huggins, See's Candies 253
Ch. 17 The Professional - Ralph Schey, Scott Fetzer Companies 267
Ch. 18 The Appointed One - Susan Jacques, Borsheim's Fine Jewelry 283
Ch. 19 The Gem of a Retail Merchant - Jeff Comment, Helzberg Diamonds 299
Ch. 20 The Newcomers - Randy Watson, Justin Brands; and Harrold Melton, Acme Building Brands 317
Pt. 6 Conclusion
Ch. 21 Buffett CEO Comparisons 335
Ch. 22 Buffett CEO Evaluation and Compensation 347
Ch. 23 Buffett CEO Opportunity 353
Ch. 24 Berkshire Post Buffett 357
App. 1 Buffett CEO Interview List 369
App. 2 Buffett CEO Family Tree 371
App. 3 Buffett CEO SIC Codes 375
App. 4 Buffett CEO Timeline 381
Notes 385
Index 401
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2004

    Highly Recommended!

    Robert Miles knows Warren Buffett, and it¿s clear that he also knows a thing or two about the people who run the companies in Buffett¿s Berkshire Hathaway. Armed with information gleaned from eight months of intensive interviews, Miles uncovers what makes a Berkshire manager tick, and covers the workings of Berkshire, itself, as well. Writing through the voices of the CEOs he portrays, Miles skillfully weaves the colorful histories of 18 firms into a revealing set of success stories. Many tales are similar ¿ the CEOs love their companies; they worked hard to build solid businesses and no one regrets selling his firm to Berkshire. They all sound genuinely happier than you might possibly believe, and each chapter has business models you shouldn¿t miss. We invite any executive to enter these pages for an insider¿s view (still, it doesn¿t hurt to remember, they all knew Warren was gonna read it).

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