#AlignedValue Deconstructing #CorpGov as we know it to Reconstruct Effective Oversight

In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Guhan Subramanian asserts that the current system of corporate governance was borne of patchwork policy and regulation – created by consequences, not intentional design.  As a result, our current system of governance can be ineffective, allowing unintended outcomes that subvert common sense and public policy. Guhan suggests a “back-to-the-basics” approach to create effective corporate governance based on three principles: 1. End the culture of short-termism.  Financial performance is not just a quarter-over-quarter, year-over-year endeavor.  Boards should have the right to manage the company for the long term. 2. Develop More Qualified Director-level Talent.   Boards should install mechanisms to ensure the … Continue reading #AlignedValue Deconstructing #CorpGov as we know it to Reconstruct Effective Oversight

Me, My Boy and Warren Buffett via @vitaliyk @iimag #BerkshireHathaway #BRK50

Originally posted on Institutional Investor’s Inefficient Markets Blog April 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM EST Author: Vitaliy Katsenelson, follow him on Twitter @vitaliyk I have a confession to make. I want my company to someday be called Katsenelson & Kids. That doesn’t have to be its official name, but I want to work with my kids. I want my kids to be value investors. I know I am supposed to want them to be doctors or nuclear physicists. I don’t. Maybe if you go Freud on me, you’ll tell me this is my way of not wanting to let them go. But I … Continue reading Me, My Boy and Warren Buffett via @vitaliyk @iimag #BerkshireHathaway #BRK50

The Road to Omaha // Follow the #BerkshireHathaway #BRK50 Experience on #AlignedValue

Celebrating 50 Years At a board meeting in early May of 1965, Buffett Partnership Ltd. formally took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.  At the time the company was a northern textile manufacturer – an industry that had been in steep decline for some years.  Today, May of 2015, we Berkshire Hathaway is celebrating 50 years of what has turned out to be a fun adventure for Warren and Charlie, and a profitable adventure for Berkshire’s shareholder-partners.   Starting Friday, May 1st Follow along as I digitally share the experience of the 50th Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting live from Omaha, Nebraska. I’ll be … Continue reading The Road to Omaha // Follow the #BerkshireHathaway #BRK50 Experience on #AlignedValue