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David Sokol

Ex-Warren Buffett Employee Tears Down Billionaire

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business

One of Warren Buffett's ex-employees is lashing out against his former boss. David Sokol, a man who once seemed on-track to succeed Buffett at Ber...

Leaders' Character Must Take Precedence Over Their Resumes

Bill George | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Bill George

Will the parade of leaders who fail to fulfill their leadership responsibilities ever end? CEOs are public figures. Their actions are constantly being scrutinized inside and outside their organizations. For this reason their actions must be beyond reproach.

Warren Buffett and the Boys of Wall Street

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

It's easy to like Warren Buffett. No financier has as long a track record or has garnered so much good press for so long as he has. Suddenly that's changed.

5 Things You Can Learn From Warren Buffett

AOL Small Business | CLINT GREENLEAF | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business

The "Oracle of Omaha" has plenty of advice to impart to entrepreneurs and investors alike. Clint Greenleaf, the founder and CEO of Greenleaf Book Grou...

Clint Greenleaf: 5 Things You Can Learn from Warren Buffett

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Clint Greenleaf | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

This was my second year in Omaha for the most famous annual corporate meeting in the world. Berkshire Hathaway has been an American icon for years, an...

Give Warren Buffett a Break and Fight the Real Enemy

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.01.2011 | Business
Yashar Ali

David Sokol's actions have also unfairly impugned the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

Saki Knafo

Warren Buffett's Mistake: How The Saint Of Capitalism Damaged His Reputation | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.01.2011 | Business

Yesterday morning, thousands of shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world’s most well-regarded companies, flocked to a convention hall in...

The Story Of The Berkshire Hathaway Sokol Scandal

Business Week | Paul M. Barrett | Posted 06.28.2011 | Business

Berkshire's harsh report intensifies the attention the Sokol affair has focused on the succession question at Berkshire, a company whose achievements ...

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Might Sue Sokol

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Berkshire Hathaway on Wednesday said David Sokol misled the company in the way he disclosed his financial interest in Lubrizol Corp bef...

Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Sued Over Sokol Scandal

Posted 06.19.2011 | Business

WILMINGTON, Delaware - Warren Buffett, former top lieutenant David Sokol, and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway Inc's board of directors were sued o...

Exceptional Me

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

New rule: When the media reports on a screwup at Berkshire Hathaway, it can no longer call it a "rare mark" on Warren Buffett's sterling reputation. A...

Lawyer, Trader Charged With Sharing Merger Secrets For 17 Years

Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/NEWARK, New Jersey (Jonathan Stempel and Andrew Longstreth) - A lawyer and a trader were accused by federal prosecutors of running a 17-y...

Buffettgate Two: An Unenforced "Policy" Isn't a Policy

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Warren Buffett may be more diligent when he plays cards than in enforcing the policies he wrote for Berkshire Hathaway. Principles only matter when they are inconvenient. A policy that isn't enforced isn't a policy.

Buffettgate: Berkshire Hathaway's Problem at the Top

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 06.02.2011 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Berkshire Hathaway's reputation has revolved around the lip-service paid by Warren Buffett to a high standard of corporate governance. Now, the moral tone set at the top is now being publicly questioned.

Warren Buffett Is Not God

John R. Talbott | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
John R. Talbott

The David Sokol case reveals much of what has gone wrong on Wall Street. Employees of publicly traded firms get very confused as to what their responsibilities are to their shareholders, other firms' shareholders, and to society in general.

Buffett's Heir Apparent Confused Personal Interest With Business Loyalty

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

My favorite legal guru on white collar legal offenses tells me this morning that David Sokol's purchase of 96,000 shares of Lubrizol "appears legal, but stupid and arguably confusing his personal interest with his business loyalty."

VIDEO: David Sokol Says He Didn't Want Warren Buffett's Job

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

By Ben Berkowitz and Jonathan Stempel - Former Berkshire Hathaway executive David Sokol on Thursday said he has invested in companies he then recomm...

Explained: Sokol's Role In Berkshire's Lubrizol Deal

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK: Warren Buffett's leading heir apparent at Berkshire Hathaway, David Sokol, has resigned after buying shares in Lubrizol Corp, a chemical...

Possible Buffett Successor Resigns Without Warning

Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Ben Berkowitz) - The man widely seen as the leading successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway has resigned after buying s...

Buffett Replacement List Down To 4

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — The pool of internal candidates to eventually replace Warren Buffett as Berkshire Hathaway's chief executive has expanded to four,...

Buffett Flags A Successor

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett renewed speculation about his successor Monday by hiring a new investment manager to handle "a signific...