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Seeking Alpha Book Club

|Includes: Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRK.A), BRK.B, GD, GHC, QRTEA, TDY

Welcome to the Seeking Alpha Book Club. We read The Outsiders this past month and will discuss it this month.

"Who is the greatest CEO of the last 50 years?" the author writes in the beginning of the preface to The Outsiders. Let's begin there. Who is the greatest CEO of the last 50 years? One of the eight identified in this book or someone else? Any examples that fit Thorndike's criteria that he left out?

Do any of the remaining companies profiled - BRK.A/BRK.B, GD, WPO, or TDY still have the virtues described in the book?

Was this book practically useful? Was it inspiring?

Focusing specifically on the Outsider's Checklist (pages 218-220 in my copy), which questions do you use?

What questions would you like to ask the author?

(Please answer these questions or ask your own in the comments below)