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    Internship Final Project: Berkshire Hathaway GUARD I completed my internship at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in the Customer service department. My position is a Customer Service Intern and my responsibilities include: completing RISC panel installs, assisting policyholders with filing new claims, answering providers’ questions about bills and general information, and helping with all other miscellaneous calls between policyholders and other GUARD employees. Not only did I gain skills in these tasks, but I also learned how to work and interact in a professional environment with coworkers and supervisors, while building relationships. With this experience I have achieved all of my learning objectives and gained a number of unanticipated skills…

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    Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. – A Great Company Background of the Company The origins of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. go back to the year 1839. Oliver Chace laid down the foundation for The Valley Falls Company in Valley Falls, Rhode Island, a textile manufacturing company. A merger with the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Company occurred in 1929, creating a new company entitled “Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates”. This company then merged with the Hathaway Manufacturing Company, becoming Berkshire…

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    What does the firm do? Berkshire Hathaway, the company which originally started as Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing in 1889 eventually became biggest textile producers in USA and later merged with Hathaway manufacturing in 1955. Despite of merger company’s sales began to decline due to inflation, technological change and fierce competition from the foreign competitors. In 1965 Buffet and his partners acquired the control as they believe they could reverse the financial decline of a company. Over…

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    Upon researching how to best launch a complete, fully functioning talent management program that will drive workforce success, I was able to find eleven other valuable reference sources to complement our course text in aiding my attempt to find a viable solution for a company like Berkshire Hathaway Inc. I have listed all intended reference material that I have found thus far, but will be specifically be reviewing and discussing five scholarly articles and two contemporary articles as well as…

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    The unflappable chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) is widely considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century and still going strong in the 21st. Not only is Warren Buffett a successful businessman, but also a great author, philanthropist and inspiration to many people, not to mention among the wealthiest people on the planet. His decades of investing wizardry and success also make him one of the most followed investors in the world. Not surprising, as it…

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    Literacy Interviews Oral language development begins the day they are born making literacy vital for children to grow and enhance their skills. Reading allows for children to gain knowledge and enjoy reading on their free time. As educators it important to provide a variety of books and give students the opportunity to read during class. In a diverse class, it crucial for teacher to have books that meet the students level and interest in order for them to enjoy and learn from reading. Literacy…

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    Executive Summary: The purpose of this case study is to analyze the decision to acquire PacifiCorp by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. Warren E. Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is renowned for his investment strategies and has the best investment record in history. Buffett's investment decisions have led to a compound annual increase in wealth in Berkshire Hathaway of 24% from 1965 to 2004. However, with a growth in size only the larger sized acquisition could help in…

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    national industry median, according to a 2015 McKinsey report. The same report found that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to have better financial returns. When exploring the 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity, it was found that the 50 companies on the list average 24% higher year-over-year growth than non-list winners. From this research, one can conclude that companies such as Berkshire Hathaway suffer from lack of innovation and creativity for not making diversity a primary…

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    Warren Buffet Personality

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    Warren Buffett: Do you enjoy ketchup on a ballpark hotdog? That delicious snack is thanks to Heinz Ketchup Company. Let’s not forget that cold fountain drink made possible by Cornelius Fountain Solutions. And, as you walk back to your seat, you find you can save 15% or more on your car insurance as well. Geico, Heinz, and Cornelius are all sub-companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway, owned and operated under the business mogul net-valued at 66 billion dollars, Warren Buffett. Yet, the list doesn…

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    Charlie Munger Case Study

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    Second he decides whether or not the business has the intrinsic characteristics which will produce a sustainable competitive advantage. Berkshire recently invested in Chinese electric car company BYD which Charlie believes is destined to succeed. The business sells cars to a Chinese market where people are being killed in cities by the toxic air produced by traditional cars. BYD represents a solution to this issue and also a general trend towards electric cars to reduce emissions, a trend which…

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