Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

October 21, 2014|
Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values by Lawrence 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.

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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Title:Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.27 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.27 in
Published:October 21, 2014
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780231170048

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