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Berkshire Hathaway decentralization

The value of decentralization In One Chart

By Lawrence Cunningham

Wonder what business book devotees would think about a book explaining the value of decentralization. It is an important emerging trend, percolating up from middle managers yet one many at the top still fear. They need not. Berkshire Hathaway is the exemplar. Successful principles can illustrated by annotated org charts I’ve been creating for BRK headquarters through major subsidiaries (mostly also decentralized). Step 1 here.

 

Berkshire Hathaway decentralization

Chart via Larry Cunningham

Lawrence A. Cunningham is an authority on corporate governance, corporate culture, and corporate law, and teaches business-related courses that span these fields. He has written dozens of books and scores of articles on a wide range of subjects in law and business. These include the leading textbook on accounting used in law schools, a popular narrative on contracts, and best-selling books on Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett (The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America and Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values). His extensive work has been published in top university reviews such as Columbia Law Review, influential professional journals such as Directors & Boards, and mainstream media such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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