Berkshire Hathaway annual selection of general interest to shareholders
Limping on Water: My 40-year Adventure with One of America’s Outstanding Communications Companies by Phil Beuth ($24.95).
Phil Beuth spent his entire broadcasting career with one company. As the first employee of a fledgling media startup in 1955, Phil worked his way up over a 40-year span, as Capital Cities grew to become one of America’s most influential and successful media companies. What comes through this very personal account - peppered with interesting and amusing anecdotes about his partners and celebrities like - Ted Knight, Lowell Thomas, Charlie Gibson, Sir Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Cher, Jackie Robinson, Red Barber, Nelson Rockefeller, Barbara Walters, Warren Buffett, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Reynolds, Red Skelton, Muhammad Ali, and many more - is Phil's generosity, self-deprecating humor, unbound creativity and warm-hearted congenial talent. More than simply recollections of a career at a celebrated company and the famous people encountered along his path, Phil's story is a powerful lesson in forging a career that is both ethical and prosperous: "doing well and doing good”.
My First Berkshire ABC by Nancy Rips, illustrated by Tom Kerr ($16.95 list price, 2013). Explore the alphabet with Berkshire Hathaway! A is for Acme, B is for Borsheims, C is for Clayton, D is for Dairy Queen…… In My First Berkshire ABC, children will discover the alphabet while being introduced to Berkshire Hathaway in a fun and memorable way.