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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2014, 06:09:03 AM »
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2012/11/21/kansas-city-entrepreneur-cecil-van.html?page=all

My inquisitiveness lead me to doing searches on the Van Tuyl group and why BRK was most interested in them. Well, this obituary for the senior, Cecil Van Tuyl captures it well. Their growth has come down to this..

“He would train people to run his dealerships throughout the country and eventually become partners and share an ownership stake with him,” Robinson said. “He impacted the lives of people from Sioux Falls, S.D., to Bloomington, Ill., Kansas City, St. Joseph, Houston and Dallas. He would train people to go out and buy dealerships, then he’d have people in strategic spots at those dealerships to make sure they were successful.”

Their secret sauce has been their mentoring of the dealer-owners. Their continued growth under Berkshire appears to only be limited by their ability to continue effectively mentoring any new dealers who come under the fold. Capital is not the limitation.


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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2014, 01:06:05 PM »

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2014, 08:44:32 AM »

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2014, 09:33:27 AM »
Van Tuyl is a big client of the company I work for. They've always seemed to be a well-run dealer group in my experience with them.

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2014, 10:34:21 AM »
Buffett Puts Wind in Berkshire’s Sails

Billionaire Investor Doubles Down on Renewables in Energy Strategy


http://online.wsj.com/articles/buffett-puts-wind-in-berkshires-sails-1414084146?mod=WSJ_hp_RightTopStories

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2014, 12:50:50 PM »

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2014, 01:11:51 PM »
Buffett’s Assistant Cool Named CEO of Pampered Chef Unit


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-27/buffett-s-assistant-cool-named-ceo-of-pampered-chef-unit-1-.html


The next CEO of Berkshire adds one more loop to her belt.
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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2014, 01:21:34 PM »

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2014, 09:48:50 PM »
StockBase.com, a stock news site I built that delivers SEC filings and news from dozens of sources into one easy to create feed, found a couple of articles I don't see here:


Q&A: Leo Carroll, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20141028/NEWS06/141029828


and Buffett sold a business!


Berkshire Hathaway sells marketing unit


http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N0SN36A20141028?irpc=932

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Re: Buffett/Berkshire - general news
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2014, 04:29:46 AM »
Maybe I'm being bitchy, but does anyone else think Brit Cool should stop giving advice and interviews until she has actually done something?  She's 30 years old and the only thing I'm aware of her having done is hire the husband of a friend of hers to run Benjamin Moore and subsequently fire him when he cheated on her friend with a secretary.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/advice-buffetts-30-old-hand-174812229.html