Larry Cunningham’s latest book, based in part on interviews of numerous Berkshire insiders, is Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values. This book asks the billion dollar question: what happens to Berkshire after Warren is no longer around? Many assume that the company is so massive and diverse that it will have to be broken up; they blame this fate on a lack of a good succession plan at Berkshire, still run by its 83-year old builder. Larry’s book challenges these viewpoints by exploring how the company’s 50 direct subsidiaries are united by 9 core common values whose thick corporate culture is an integral force in the succession plan. In Larry’s telling, Warren has created a company built to last, brimming with valuable lessons for other innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, managers, and anyone interested in corporate stewardship.
About the author:
Larry Cunningham is a leading authority on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Since 1997, he has been the editor and publisher of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. Larry self-published this book and made it into an international best-seller, now available in a dozen languages and becoming what book trade calls a “long-seller.” Larry’s dozen other books include How To Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett and The AIG Story, co-authored by AIG’s long-time leader, Hank Greenberg. A popular professor at George Washington University, Larry has also published several widely used teaching books on topics such as accounting and contracts and many influential scholarly papers on those topics and on corporate governance and corporate culture.