Berkshire Hathaway’s Culture of Trust

“Buffett trusts me so much with Berkshire’s money that I am even more careful in handling Berkshire capital than in handling my own.” — Bruce Whitman, former CEO of FlightSafety International Trust takes a long period of time to fully

The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution

It is no accident that the rapid rise in living standards over the past century has coincided with tremendous technological progress throughout the economy.  At a fundamental level, rising living standards require the economy to generate an ever-increasing supply of

Highlights from Markel’s 2016 Annual Letter

Intelligent investors should be skeptical when reading about companies that could be the “next Berkshire Hathaway” or executives who resemble a “younger Warren Buffett”.  The reality is that very few companies have even a remote chance of replicating Berkshire’s 20.8

Highlights From Warren Buffett’s 2016 Annual Letter

“Today, I would rather prep for a colonoscopy than issue Berkshire shares.” — Warren Buffett, 2016 letter to shareholders The last Saturday in February has become something of a ritual for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders as well as many other interested observers.  Some

A Closer Look at Markel Ventures

Markel Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Markel Corporation focusing on acquiring companies outside the insurance industry.  Starting with the $14 million acquisition of AMF Bakery Systems in 2005, Markel Ventures has grown into an operation that generated over

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