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The Warren Buffett CEO

Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

By Robert P. Miles

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Format: Hardcover, 308 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 31 October 2001
"Everyone knows Warren is the greatest investor of our time. . . .This book for the first time captures his genius as a manager." --Jack Welch

"Robert Miles clearly understands the company well." -Warren Buffett

Much has been written about Warren Buffett and the philosophy that made him the most successful investor in history, yet nothinguntil nowhas been written about his role as manager of the diverse companies under Berkshire Hathaways ownership.

Berkshire Hathaway expert Robert Miles explores the hands-off management style that has proven successful for both Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Including rare interviews with executives who run the companies within Berkshire Hathaway holdings, The Warren Buffett CEO provides a unique insiders perspective from managers such as:

  • Lou Simpson and Tony Nicely, Presidents and CEOs of Capital Operations and Operations, respectively, Geico
  • Ajit Jain, President, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group
  • Richard Santulli, President and CEO, ExecutiveJet

Besides revealing the successful management style of the powerhouse holding company known as Berkshire Hathaway, The Warren Buffett CEO sheds light on the companys future as well as on who will succeed the "Oracle of Omaha" when he steps down. You may never get to work with Warren Buffett, but in reading The Warren Buffett CEO you will understand what it is like to work for "the best boss in the world."

With a foreword by Tom Osborne, US Congressman and Former University of Nebraska Head Football Coach

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE BUFFETT CEO. 1. Introduction--The Warren Buffett CEO. 2. Buffett CEO Selection. PART TWO: BERKSHIRE'S CAPITAL SOURCE--THE INSURERS. 3. The Administrator (T. Nicely). 4. The Back-Up Capital Allocator (L. Simpson). 5. The Accidental Manager (A. Jain). PART THREE: BERKSHIRE'S FOUNDERS. 6. The Natural (R. Blumkin). 7. The Visionary (A. Ueltschi). 8. The Innovator (R. Santulli). PART FOUR: BERKSHIRE'S CEO FAMILY--CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. 9. The Disciple (D. Graham). 10. The Third-Generation Family Successor (I. Blumkin). 11. The Retired Manager (F. Rooney). 12. The Principled Manager (B. Child). 13. The Partner for Life (M. Wolff). 14. The Shoppertainers (E. Tatelman and B. Tatelman). PART FIVE: BERKSHIRE'S CEO SUCCESSORS--THE PROFESSIONAL MANAGERS. 15. The Turnaround Manager (S. Lipsey). 16. The Loyalist (C. Huggins). 17. The Professional (R. Schey). 18. The Appointed One (S. Jacques). 19. The Gem of a Retail Merchant (J. Comment). 20. The Newcomers (R. Watson and H. Melton). PART SIX: CONCLUSION. 21. Buffet CEO Comparisons. 22. Buffet CEO Evaluation and Compensation. 23. Buffet CEO Opportunity. 24. Berkshire Post Buffet. Appendix one: Buffett CEO Interview List. Appendix Two: Buffet CEO Family Tree. Appendix Three: Buffet CEO SIC Codes. Appendix Four: Buffet CEO Timeline. Notes. Index.

About the Author

ROBERT P. MILES ( is a Tampa-based entrepreneur. He has been a shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway for a number of years. Miles is the author of 101 Reasons to Own the World's Greatest Investment: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (Wiley) for which he received an "unofficial" endorsement from Warren Buffett. He also takes time to share his knowledge through numerous speaking engagements. Miles is a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School.

EAN: 9780471442592
ISBN: 0471442593
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Dimensions: 23.57 x 16.05 x 3.33 centimetres (0.73 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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