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The Warren Buffett CEO : secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway managers
Miles, Robert P.
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New York ; John Wiley & Sons, [publisher not identified], [2002]

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xix, 412 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
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HG172.B84 M54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
HG172.B84 M54 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"Everyone knows Warren is the greatest investor of our time. . . .This book for the first time captures his genius as a manager."
-- Jack Welch

The first book to reveal the investment and management strategies of the Berkshire Hathaway all-star management team. Much has been written about Warren Buffett and his investment philosophy; little has been made public about the inside management of Berkshire Hathaway. With a market cap exceeding 100 billion , Berkshire Hathaway has a market value surpassing many icons of American business such as Dell, AT&T, Disney, Ford, Gillette, American Express, and GM. Drawing on his personal experiences as well as those of Berkshire's chief executives, officers, and directors interviewed for this book, Berkshire insider Robert P. Miles provides a unique look at the Berkshire Hathaway culture and its management principles.

Author Notes

Robert P. Miles is a Tampa-based entrepreneur, author, and speaker

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Buffett CEO
Chapter 1 Introduction--The Warren Buffett CEOp. 3
Chapter 2 Buffett CEO Selectionp. 9
Part 2 Berkshire's Capital Source--the Insurers
Chapter 3 The Administrator--Tony Nicely, Geico Insurancep. 25
Chapter 4 The Back-Up Capital Allocator--Lou Simpson, GEICO Insurancep. 45
Chapter 5 The Accidental Manager--Ajit Jain, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Divisionp. 67
Part 3 Berkshire's Founders
Chapter 6 The Natural--Rose Blumkin, Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM)p. 85
Chapter 7 The Visionary--Al Ueltschi, FlightSafety Internationalp. 99
Chapter 8 The Innovator--Rich Santulli, Executive Jetp. 117
Part 4 Berkshire's CEO Family--Children and Grandchildren
Chapter 9 The Disciple--Don Graham, The Washington Postp. 139
Chapter 10 The Third-Generation Family Successor--Irvin Blumkin, NFMp. 155
Chapter 11 The Retired Manager--Frank Rooney, H.H. Brown Shoep. 169
Chapter 12 The Principled Manager--Bill Child, R.C. Willey Home Furnishingsp. 181
Chapter 13 The Partner for Life--Melvyn Wolff, Star Furniturep. 199
Chapter 14 The Shoppertainers--Eliot and Barry Tatelman, Jordan's Furniturep. 215
Part 5 Berkshire's CEO Successors--the Professional Managers
Chapter 15 The Turnaround Manager--Stan Lipsey, The Buffalo Newsp. 235
Chapter 16 The Loyalist--Chuck Huggins, See's Candiesp. 253
Chapter 17 The Professional--Ralph Schey, Scott Fetzer Companiesp. 267
Chapter 18 The Appointed One--Susan Jacques, Borsheim's Fine Jewelryp. 283
Chapter 19 The Gem of a Retail Merchant--Jeff Comment, Helzberg Diamondsp. 299
Chapter 20 The Newcomers--Randy Watson, Justin Brands; and Harrold Melton, Acme Building Brandsp. 317
Part 6 Conclusion
Chapter 21 Buffett CEO Comparisonsp. 335
Chapter 22 Buffett CEO Evaluation and Compensationp. 347
Chapter 23 Buffett CEO Opportunityp. 353
Chapter 24 Berkshire Post Buffettp. 357
Appendix 1 Buffett CEO Interview Listp. 369
Appendix 2 Buffett CEO Family Treep. 371
Appendix 3 Buffett CEO SIC Codesp. 375
Appendix 4 Buffett CEO Timelinep. 381
Notesp. 385
Indexp. 401