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Origins

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter describes the beginning of Warren Buffet’s relationship with Berkshire Hathaway. In 1956, twenty-six-year-old Buffett formed the investment firm Buffett Partnership Ltd., which later ... More


Succession

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers Berkshire’s future beyond Buffett, a question that has nagged the company’s constituents for two decades. The concern was that the fate of the man and the company he built were ... More


Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Lawrence Cunningham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

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 ... More


Epilogue

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter presents some final thoughts. This book has examined Berkshire and its subsidiaries to generate a picture of Berkshire’s corporate culture. It has shown that in all these ... More


The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Leslie Berlin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195163438
eISBN:
9780199788569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents the life and times of Robert Noyce, the driving force behind the high-tech revolution. Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and co-invented the integrated ... More


Challenges

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter considers some of the challenges that Buffett’s potential successors might face. One of these is realizing that Buffett’s unique approach to acquisitions, which has served Berkshire ... More


Budget-conscious and Earnest

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores the first of the Berkshire values—budget consciousness—through the story of car insurance company GEICO. GEICO, established by former United Services Automobile Association ... More


Introduction

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This introductory chapter provides a general discussion of Berkshire Hathaway and the secret behind its tremendous success. From its humble roots in 1965, Berkshire has become one of the largest ... More


Culture

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter discusses Berkshire Hathaway’s corporate culture. Corporate culture is defined by a set of shared beliefs, practices, and outlooks that determine a corporation’s expectations and ... More


Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

August Turak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The author of this book is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning writer who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin ... More


Diversity

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on the diversified business interests of Berkshire Hathaway. By 1986, Berkshire owned a range of companies, from candy to insurance. With the company’s next two acquisitions came ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Questioning the Treasury’s $700 Billion Blank Check: An Open Letter to Secretary Paulson

Aaron S. Edlin

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents an open letter to Treasury Secretary Paulson, addressing the U.S. Treasury’s request for the authority to spend 700 billion taxpayer-owned dollars. The writer objected to the ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Contrarianism

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines another crucial factor for successful investing: contrarianism. Most investors follow trends. Superior investors are the exact opposite. Superior investing requires second-level ... More


Arguments Against Prosecuting Corporations for Genocide

Michael J. Kelly and Luis Moreno-Ocampo

in Prosecuting Corporations for Genocide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190238896
eISBN:
9780190238919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238896.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

Critiques leveled against creating jurisdiction to internationally prosecute corporations for genocide fall into three categories: policy, economic, and legal. Policy critiques focus on protecting ... More


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