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

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Warren Buffett is a legend primarily for his investment philosophy. He isn’t concerned about the intricacies of the market, but instead focuses on the quality of the companies Berkshire Hathaway stands behind. Yet we know little about the leaders of the companies that Buffett handpicks.

In Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders, author Ronald W. Chan — founder and CEO of Chartwell Capital — offers a behind-the-scenes look into the careers of Berkshire Hathaway executives who have both directly and indirectly contributed to the conglomerate’s success.

Drawing on exclusive interviews from Berkshire leaders, Chan vividly describes how an exceptional group of managers has built a culture of achievement. With a keen eye for detail, he shows how their lessons can be applied for career success and personal fulfillment. Brimming with practical advice, the book will appeal to both executives and employees wanting to improve their leadership skills and work performance.

Covering the career and life decisions of David Sokol of MidAmerican Energy, Cathy Baron-Tamraz of Business Wire, Dennis Knautz of Acme Brick, Randy Watson of Justin Brands, Stan Lipsey of Buffalo News, and many more, the book offers a wide range of business insights, philosophies, and strategies directly from leaders at the top of their fields.

 

About Ronald Chan

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Ronald W. Chan is the founder of Chartwell Capital Limited, an investment manage- ment company based in Hong Kong. He is a frequent contributor to financial newspapers and magazines in the Asia-Pacific region, and is the author of Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders (Wiley). Chan received bachelor of science degrees in finance and accounting from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
 
Published April 7, 2010 by Wiley. 193 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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