The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

  • ISBN13: 9780471430452
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“Everyone knows Warren is the greatest investor of our time. . . .This book for the first time captures his genius as a manager.”
–Jack Welch “Everyone who reads it comes away singing its praises”
–Warren Buffett Much has been written about Warren Buffett and the philosophy that made him the most successful investor in history, yet nothing–until now–has been written about his role as manager of the diverse companies under Berkshir… More >>

The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

5 thoughts to “The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers”

  1. Not too many secrets are revealed in this book as the title implies. The chapter on Lou Simpson is great! The rest of the book is only mildly interesting. This book is worth reading but probably only for Berkshire enthusiasts.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. If you own Berkshire Hathaway, it is worthwhile to buy this book. After reading it, you will be incredibly impressed by the all star managers (business boy scouts) Buffett has working for him. And you will never have to worry again about what happens after Buffett (may this not happen during my lifetime).

    By piecing together the various aspects of the individuals, you’ll begin to understand the type of people Buffett finds “honest and competent.” One of the harder aspects of investing is evaluating management–this is an insight into how Buffett thinks about business people.

    For the investor, the section on Lou Simpson (since so little is written) might be worth the price of admission.

    However, there are many investment books I’d read before this one.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Skim through the back of the 2002 annual report, and you’ll see a list of the dozens of operating subsidiary companies within Berkshire. To my knowledge, this book covers the managers of these companies in more depth than any other book. It is essential to learn about these managers because among them will be chosen the successors of Mr. Buffett. Personally, reading this book gives me confidence in the future of Berkshire in the post-Buffett/Munger era. I especially liked the chapter on Ajit Jain, who has not been covered by other books. This book is an absolute must read for those planning on holding their Berkshire shares forever.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. I have always had a strong passion for reading biographies. I think what attracts me to them is the lessons that the reader can take away and apply to their own lives. With this interest in mind, combined with my strong interest in Berkshire Hathaway, I eagerly awaited the publication of The Warren Buffett CEO. I was anxious to see what lessons and insights I could learn and apply to my own path through life.

    I found the book to be an extremely enjoyable read. It provides a richness of detail and previously unavailable insight on the mangers that make the subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway such a remarkable group of exceptional performers. It was also refreshing to see Mr. Buffett receive credit for being the outstanding manager he truly is. Almost all of the attention he receives focuses on his investment prowess and disregards completely his abilities as a manager. As this book will show you he is simply a tremendous manager who is able to inspire his mangers to continue working to produce results that will make him, and Berkshire shareholders, proud. He is able to achieve this even when the majority of the managers certainly no longer have a financial need to continue working.

    Mr. Miles has grown as a writer and has given us all an excellent tool that provides many insights into what it takes to be a good manager, the dedication and drive it takes to succeed, and what to focus on when trying to create, and grow, an enduring customer centered business.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Miles is obviously a bad writer, evincing the linguistic grasp of a C- ninth grader, and his substance suggests he’s a lousy investor as well. It is a good idea to ask whether the managers of Berkshire Hathaway companies share unifying traits and it would be nice to evaluate the lessons to be drawn from whatever answer the question yields. That inquiry, which I thought this book would pursue, is lost in this numb writing, muddled in the poor execution. Too bad.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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