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“More people should copy us [Berkshire Hathaway]. It’s not difficult, but it looks difficult because it’s unconventional — it isn’t the way things are normally done.” — Charlie Munger, 2000 Wesco Financial annual meeting Alleghany Corporation is a holding company
W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company operating in a variety of niche markets requiring specialized knowledge regarding a particular territory or product line. The company was founded in 1967 by William R. Berkley who currently serves as
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In a very rare video interview, Ajit Jain sat down with New Delhi Television earlier this week and commented on a variety of subjects including the most important aspect of his job at Berkshire Hathaway: How to intelligently think about risk. Read this post for a link to the video and some commentary.