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Robert Miles knows Warren Buffett, and it’s clear that he also knows a thing or two about the people who run the companies in Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Armed with information gleaned from eight months of intensive interviews, Miles uncovers what makes a Berkshire manager tick, and covers the workings of Berkshire, itself, as well. Writing through the voices of the CEOs he portrays, Miles skillfully weaves the colorful histories of 18 firms into a revealing set of success stories. Many tales are similar - the CEOs love their companies; they worked hard to build solid businesses and no one regrets selling his firm to Berkshire. They all sound genuinely happier than you might possibly believe, and each chapter has business models you shouldn’t miss. invites any executive to enter these pages for an insider’s view (still, it doesn’t hurt to remember, they all knew Warren was gonna read it).

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Warren Buffett’s philosophy influences Berkshire Hathaway corporate managers;
  • The types of companies that make up Berkshire Hathaway; and
  • How the individual CEOs run their companies.

About the Author

Robert P. Miles, a resident of Tampa, Florida, is a long-time Berkshire Hathaway shareholder and author of 101 Reasons to Own the World’s Greatest Investment: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett has read and praised Miles’ works.



Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
Business guru Warren Buffett created the Berkshire Hathaway holding company. The conglomerate’s success is credited in large part to the Berkshire managers, the CEOs of the individual companies that make up Berkshire Hathaway. The holding company ...

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