Warren Buffett - The Investment Guru

            
 
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Case Code : LDEN027 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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Themes

Corporate Social Responsibility

Themes

Great Leaders

Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 1970-2003
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Berkshire Hathaway group of companies
Industry : Investment
Countries : USA

Abstract:

The case examines the entrepreneurial skills of Warren Buffett, Chairman of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies and the world's most successful investor. Warren's childhood, his interests, and the initial years of his career are explored. The case discusses how Buffett, 'with his unparalleled investing skills,' became one of the richest men in the world. The case also explains Berkshire Hathaway group's entry into various businesses and the role played by Buffett in building Berkshire Hathaway. The case also focuses on Buffett's support of controversial issues such as, abortion and implementation of population control measures and the criticism faced by Buffett from different quarters.

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In the last section, the case explores the issues related to succession planning and the future prospects of Berkshire Hathaway after Buffett.

Issues:

  Understand the various aspects of Warren Buffett's entrepreneurial qualities, investing skills which helped him become second richest man in the world

  Understand the investment tenets followed by Buffett along with their significance in the unparallel success of his empire.

Contents:

  Page No.
Return of the Oracle (of Omaha)   1
Buffett - Early Days  2
Building the Empire  3
Lessons in Investing  5
Buffetts Management Style  8
A Critique of Buffett  8
The Future of Berkshire Hathaway  9
Exhibits 11

Keywords:

Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway, investor, interests, initial years, career, investing skills, Buffett, controversial issues, abortion, population control measures, succession planning, future prospects, Berkshire Hathaway.

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