Monday, November 1, 2010

Behind the Curtain

“Berkshire is where it is today because of the all-stars running our various operating businesses. This book captures what makes them special.”
– Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc

It's hard to imagine a better recommendation than one from Warren Buffett himself.

So with that I eagerly tore into Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett's Top Business Leaders tonight. The book was a new take on Berkshire that hasn't been explored before: interviewing the executives at the subsidiary companies. Overall, it's a good, quick, read. If you're looking for a Christmas present for the Berkshire nut in your family, this is a good place to look.