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

  • ID: 3327521
  • Book
  • July 2015
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain

Warren Buffett is a legend for his investment philosophy, but few are familiar with the leaders of his companies.

In Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain, author Ronald Chan the founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital offers an inside look at the early careers of numerous executives and CEOs who have contributed to Berkshire′s success. Page by page, you will learn about the early career decisions these individuals made, what they gained from their jobs, the skill sets they acquired, and how they became part of the world′s most dynamic conglomerate.

Filled with in–depth insights and practical advice, this reliable resource:

  • Contains lessons that any executive or employee can use to improve their performance
  • Provides exclusive interviews with top Berkshire Hathaway executives and CEOs, including David Sokol of MidAmerican Energy, Walter Scott Jr. of Level 3 Communications, Cathy Baron Tamraz of Business Wire, Brad Kinstler of See′s Candies, Marla Gottschalk of the Pampered Chef, Stanford Lipsey of the Buffalo News, and many others
  • Offers a wide range of approaches to developing a successful business mindset

With Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain, you will quickly discover how an exceptional group of managers have contributed to a culture of achievement and how their lesson can be applied to both your career and life.

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Preface ix

Chapter 1 Exploring Life with Cathy Baron–Tamraz: Business Wire 1

Chapter 2 Teaming Up with Randy Watson: Justin Brands 19

Chapter 3 Taking Action with Stanford Lipsey: Buffalo News 37

Chapter 4 Brainstorming with Barry Tatelman: Jordan′s Furniture 53

Chapter 5 Adding Value with Dennis Knautz: Acme Brick Company 69

Chapter 6 Investigating Business with Brad Kinstler: See s Candies 87

Chapter 7 Looking Forward with Marla Gottschalk: The Pampered Chef 105

Chapter 8 Striving for Excellence with David Sokol: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company 121

Chapter 9 Learning to Adapt from Walter Scott Jr.: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company 141

Conclusion Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain 157

Acknowledgments 167

About the Author 171

Index 173

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Ronald Chan
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