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.
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
About the Author 171
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.