Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Hardcover | October 21, 2014

byLawrence A. Cunningham

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Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world'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 them wrong.

In a comprehensive portrait of the corporate culture that unites Berkshire's subsidiaries, Lawrence A. Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerate's continued prosperity. Riveting stories of each subsidiary's origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire reveal how managers generate economic value from intangibles like 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, family business members, and investors, and it is an important resource for scholars of corporate stewardship. General readers will enjoy learning how an iconoclastic businessman transformed a struggling textile company into a corporate legacy.

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Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world'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 them wrong. In a comprehensive portrait of the corporate cult...

Lawrence A. Cunningham, editor and publisher since 1997 of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, is the Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University. Cunningham's dozen books include The AIG Story (with Maurice R. Greenberg) and How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231170041

ISBN - 13:9780231170048

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ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart One1. Origins2. Diversity 3. CulturePart Two4. Budget-conscious and Earnest5. Reputation6. Kinship7. Self-starters8. Hands-off9. Investor Savvy10. Rudimentary11. Eternal12. All One13. Berkshire's PortfolioPart Three14. Succession15. Challenges16. B.E.R.K.S.H.I.R.E.EpilogueAppendixNotesSelected BibliographyIndex

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