We are pleased to bring you an exclusive 115-minute audio program
on the strategy and tactics behind the business achievements of Henry Earl Singleton (1916-99), founder of Teledyne. The program is presented by John Mihaljevic, CFA, managing editor of The Manual of Ideas
. John walks the listener through key passages of Dr. George A. Roberts's biography of Henry Singleton, entitled Distant Force
, and opines on the keys to Singleton's success. Author John Train has credited Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett as saying that Singleton has "the best operating and capital deployment record in American business."
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Additional resources on Henry Singleton:
- Henry Singleton biography by long-time business associate Dr. George A. Roberts, entitled Distant Force, available on Amazon.com and directly from the author
Forbes article, entitled "The singular Henry Singleton," July 9, 1979.
- Wikipedia profile
New York Observer article, entitled "The Brain Behind Teledyne, A Great American Capitalist," April 6, 2003.
Time Magazine article, entitled "Teledyne's Takeoff," October 6, 1967.
Article by Chris Mayer, entitled "Why Singleton's Buyback Strategy Has Brought in Millions."
- Warren Buffett mentions Henry Singleton in 1981 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.
- Bill Nygren mentions Henry Singleton in 2002 letter to Oakmark Fund investors.
New York Times obituary on Henry Singleton, September 3, 1999.
New York Times article, entitled "Wall St. Eyes Are On Teledyne," July 9, 1987.
New York Times article, entitled "Teledyne Founder Eases Up," April 28, 1989.
Harvard Business Review article by Arthur Rock entitled, "Strategy vs. tactics from a venture capitalist," November-December 1987.