Why 3G Capital Cut Jobs and Berkshire Doesn’t

(May 6, 2017) Warren Buffett says improved productivity, sometimes as the result of job cuts, helps fuel America’s growth. He admires the way 3G Capital, Berkshire Hathaway’s partner in acquiring Kraft Heinz, trims fat but admits he doesn’t like to do it himself.

On Berkshire Culture

(April 30, 2016) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger explain why they’re confident Berkshire Hathaway’s culture will last even after Buffett’s son Howard no longer serves as non-executive chairman.

Self-Reinforcing Culture

(May 2, 2015) Warren Buffett explains why he’s confident that Berkshire Hathaway’s culture is so “deeply embedded” that it will continue long after he and Charlie Munger are gone.

How Warren Buffett Run Berkshire Hathaway

(May 1, 2015) The management philosophy of Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway grows out of the same insight: that intangible values such as thrift or autonomy can translate into economic gain. Berkshire’s subsidiaries run businesses and adopt approaches that turn traits like reputation and a sense of permanence into constituent satisfaction and managerial flexibility that bolsters financial... Continue Reading →

Susan Lucci Takes Over Berkshire Hathaway

(May 3, 2008) Actress Susan Lucci makes an appearance at the Berkshire meeting, joking that she has swapped jobs with Warren Buffett. Buffett returns, however, when Lucci starts describing the changes she’s planning for the company.

On Selling Businesses

(April 29, 2000) Warren Buffett explains why Berkshire doesn’t sell its businesses “simply because we get offered a fancy price for something.”

Have No Strategic Plan

(May 4, 1998) Warren Buffett says Berkshire doesn’t have any sort of “predetermined course of action” for which of its businesses will become the largest.

Not a One Man Show

(May 6, 1996) Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charlie Munger explain why they’re confident Berkshire will be successful long after they are gone.

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