Thursday, February 25, 2010

When CEOs Have Warren Buffett in Their Boardroom

What's it like to have America's greatest investor as your shareholder? Buffett's biographer talks to CEOs who know.

Sometimes Buffett emerges from behind his desk and shows a side of himself that's far less familiar. When he sees something he doesn't like in a company whose shares he owns, the famously passive investor can swing into action to protect his investment—jawboning behind the scenes, scolding, cutting opportunistic deals, even hiring and firing CEOs. For some of those on the receiving end of his activism, it can feel a bit like being attacked by Santa Claus.

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Business Week did a podcast with Schroeder too.