Berkshire Beyond Buffett

Berkshire Beyond Buffett

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Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the worldA•s largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire, and many assume it cannot survive without Buffett. This book proves that assumption wrong. In a comprehensive portrait of the distinct corporate culture that unites and sustains BerkshireA•s fifty direct subsidiaries, Lawrence A. Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerateA•s perpetual prosperity. Riveting stories recount each subsidiaryA•s origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire and reveal the strategies managers use to generate economic value from intangible values, such as thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy, and a sense of permanence. Rich with lessons for those wishing to profit from the Berkshire model, this engaging book is a valuable read for entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and investors, and it makes an important resource for scholars of corporate stewardship. General readers will enjoy learning how an iconoclastic businessman transformed a struggling shirt company into a corporate fortress destined to be his lasting legacy.The family proceeded to open additional storesa€”in Kansas, Iowa, and Texasa€” using the business principles Mrs. B. had ... family feud saw Berkshire as unbiased, and both welcomed Berkshirea#39;s acquisition of Mrs. B.a#39;s second business and itsanbsp;...

Title:Berkshire Beyond Buffett
Author:Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2014-10-21


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