Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren by Ronald Chan

By Ronald Chan

Warren Buffett is a legend essentially for his funding philosophy. He isn’t excited about the intricacies of the industry, yet in its place makes a speciality of the standard of the corporations Berkshire Hathaway stands at the back of. but we all know little concerning the leaders of the corporations that Buffett handpicks.In at the back of the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: classes from Warren Buffett’s most sensible enterprise Leaders, writer Ronald W. Chan — founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital — deals a behind-the-scenes look at the careers of Berkshire Hathaway executives who've either without delay and not directly contributed to the conglomerate’s success.Drawing on specific interviews from Berkshire leaders, Chan vividly describes how a good crew of managers has equipped a tradition of accomplishment. With a willing eye for element, he indicates how their classes might be utilized for profession good fortune and private achievement. Brimming with useful suggestion, the e-book will attract either executives and staff eager to enhance their management abilities and paintings performance.Covering the profession and lifestyles judgements of David Sokol of MidAmerican strength, Cathy Baron-Tamraz of commercial twine, Dennis Knautz of Acme Brick, Randy Watson of Justin manufacturers, Stan Lipsey of Buffalo information, and plenty of extra, the publication deals quite a lot of company insights, philosophies, and methods at once from leaders on the best in their fields.

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As it turned out, the newspaper industry was the most fascinating for Stan, so he decided to stay on. However, just as he was beginning to appreciate his new job, the Korean War broke out in 1950. S. Air Force and was assigned to be newspaper editor at the Strategic Air Command Headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha. Shortly afterward, he was ordered to go to Korea, but an unusual incident held him back. 41 B E H I N D T H E B E R K S H I R E H AT H AWAY C U RTA I N Stan told the story this way: “One day an officer from the Office of Strategic Investigations, which was like the FBI of the air force, took me to its headquarters and grilled me on a case involving another airman named Jim Clements, who had shared an air force plane ride with me to New York and then to a school on David’s Island off the coast of New Rochelle.

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