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Lawrence A. Cunningham

Lawrence Cunningham's dozen books include The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, which Cunningham self-published into an international best-seller translated into a dozen languages, as well as Berkshire Beyond Buffett; Quality Investing; and The AIG Story.Cunningham consults on corporate governance and has served on numerous corporate boards, of both private and public companies, including Constellation Software Inc. He is also a sought after speaker and is happy to share his knowledge with groups ranging from corporate boards to investing societies and civic leaders. Cunningham enjoys teaching, writing, reading, running, biking, swimming, and spending time with his wife and two daughters, especially at the beach. At George Washington University, he is the Founding Faculty Director of GW in New York, an intensive semester-long training program on Wall Street for students eager to practice corporate law at the highest levels in New York City.

The Best 5 Books on Lawrence A. Cunningham

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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Fourth Edition

The gold standard of its genre, according to Warren Buffett, the fourth edition of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America marked this volume's 20th anniversary. As the book Buffett autographs most, its popularity and longevity attest to the widespread appetite for this unique compilation of Buffett's thoughts that is at once comprehensive, non-repetitive, and digestible. New and experienced readers alike will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Warren's best writings.

The fourth edition's amazingly fresh material includes:
  • Warren's 50th anniversary retrospective, in what Bill Gates called Warren's best letter ever, on conglomerates and Berkshire's future without Buffett;

  • Charlie Munger's 50th anniversary essay on ''The Berkshire System'';

  • Warren's definitive defense of Berkshire's no-dividend practice; and

  • Warren's best advice on investing, whether in apartments, farms, or businesses.
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[(The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers )] [Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham] [Dec-2013]

[(The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Investors and Managers )] [Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham] [Dec-2013]
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Quality Investing: Owning the best companies for the long term

The concept of quality is familiar. People make judgments about it every day. Yet articulating a clear definition of quality is challenging.
The best companies often appear to be characterized by an ineffable something, much like that of people who seem graced by a lucky gene. Think about those of your peers who seem a lot like you but somehow always catch a break. They are not obviously smarter, smoother, richer, or better-looking than you, yet they are admitted to their university of choice, get their dream job, and earn considerable wealth. Try to discern what they have that you don’t, and you are stumped. Chalk it up to fate or plain dumb luck.
Businesses can be similar. For reasons that are not always evident, some end up doing the right things with better results than average. They may not appear to be savvier acquirers, more adept marketers, or bolder pioneers, yet they integrate new businesses better, launch products more successfully, and open new markets with fewer mishaps. Perhaps through some combination of vision, scale, or business philosophy, these companies uncannily come out ahead.
In our view, three characteristics indicate quality. These are strong, predictable cash generation; sustainably high returns on capital; and attractive growth opportunities.
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The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

In this engaging collection of stories, 43 veterans of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting explain why throngs attend year after year. Beyond the highlights of Warren's wisdom displayed on stage in his day-long Q&A with vice chairman Charlie Munger, these experts reveal the Berkshire meeting as a community gathering of fun, fellowship, and learning. 

The contributors, who include a dozen best-selling authors and many famous investors, whisk readers through the exciting events surrounding the Meeting--book signings, panel discussions, and social gatherings--and share the pulse of this distinctive corporate culture. Spanning decades, the book offers glimpses of the past and ideas on what lies ahead.
To learn about what makes Buffett's shareholders tick and what happens at the Berkshire meeting, or to reminisce about past Meetings, make this delightful book your companion.
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Introductory Accounting, Finance, and Auditing for Lawyers (American Casebook Series)

This book, now in its seventh edition and adopted at 80 schools in its 20-year history, presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. Written by a leading scholar of law and accounting, it balances accessibility with rigor. Pedagogical features that make this book easy to use include a coherent layout, complete set of PowerPoint slides, comprehensive Problems and Solutions, intriguing Conceptual Questions and International Comparisons plus a Glossary, Bibliography, and Index.

While introductory books on this topic include mostly venerable material not prone to change, where relevant change has occurred, this new edition is on the cutting edge with it, including capturing such hot topics as new auditor disclosure on critical audit matters (CAMs) and going concern warnings; the new audit report and auditor tenure disclosure; revenue recognition and lease accounting standards; and audit data analytics.
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