The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Introduction and Prologue

• Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger were Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

• Berkshire Hathaway began as a textile company in the early 1800s.

• Warren Buffett managed by owner-related business principles.

• Buffett's wealth was solely in the Berkshire Hathaway stock.

• The essays in the book were from the annual reports Buffett prepared for stockholders.

Corporate Governance

• Buffett believed many annual meetings are a waste of time for shareholders and managers.

• Fourteen owner-related business principles were listed in this chapter.

• Buffett and Munger strove to provide accurate and fair reporting on the stocks and the company to all 300,000 partners/shareholders.

• Buffett was a general partner at Buffet Partnership Ltd, which acquired Berkshire Hathaway in 1964.

• Half of all major American companies matched charitable donations of directors.

Corporate Finance and Investing

• Buffett purchased the Washington Post Company in 1973.

• The popular acquisition theory relied on stock market value, while...

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