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Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders
Ronald Chan


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Format: Hardcover, 192pp.
ISBN: 9780470560624
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: April 26, 2010

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A rare look at the successful executives behind Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

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, Ronald Chan offers an inside look at the early careers of numerous executives and CEOs who have contributed to Berkshire's success. You'll learn about the early career decisions they made, what they gained from their first jobs, the skill sets they acquired, and how they became a part of the world's most dynamic conglomerate.
  • Contains lessons that any executive or employee can use to improve their performance
  • Based on 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 more
  • Offers a wide range of approaches to developing a successful business mindset
With Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain, you'll quickly discover how an exceptional group of managers have contributed to a culture of achievement and how their lessons can be applied to both your career and life.


 
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Ronald Chan is the founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital Limited, a value-based investment management company. Chan is also a columnist for the Standard Newspaper, Better Investing Magazine, and Capital Magazine in China. He received a degree from New York University in Finance and Accounting.



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Preface
 
1Exploring Life with Cathy Baron-Tamraz: Business Wire
2Teaming Up with Randy Watson: Justin Brands
3Taking Action with Stanford Lipsey: Buffalo News
4Brainstorming with Barry Tatelman: Jordan's Furniture
5Adding Value with Dennis Knautz: Acme Brick Company
6Investigating Business with Brad Kinstler: See's Candies
7Looking Forward with Marla Gottschalk: The Pampered Chef
8Striving for Excellence with David Sokol: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
9Learning to Adapt from Walter Scott Jr: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
 
Conclusion: Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Index



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