Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Books

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Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Books

Ace the following quiz and win a $100 Amazon gift certificate (or if you prefer take $100 worth of my own books directly from me). All answers may be found in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values. Feel free to share with friends. Email your answers to me. Offer limited to the first person to submit all answers correctly by Friday May 29 at midnight EDT.

1. Who founded The Pampered Chef and what job did that founder holder before doing so?
2. Who founded FlightSafety and what was that founder’s favorite charity?
3. What medical scare did John Justin Jr. face in 1968?
4. At what age did Rose Blumkin pass away?
5. What was Lubrizol’s most pivotal acquisition under CEO James Hambrick?
6. What was the original name at its creation of the company today called Berkshire Hathaway Energy?
7. Who christened the company now called MiTek and what was it called before that?
8. What company most assisted McLane as it expanded in the 1960s and 1970s?
9. What CEO and company minted the “I Am Loved” campaign?
10. Identify the origins of the name Marmon, stating year, deal and source of name.
11. What company provided the inspiration for the founding of GEICO?
12. Name the Berkshire executive listed as the largest donor by the Chronicle of Philanthropy from 2000 to 2009.
13. Berkshire is to Fruit of the Loom as Philadelphia & Reading is to what company?
14. Name the bidder that Berkshire outbid to acquire Clayton Homes.
15. Name three Berkshire CEOs who have won the Horatio Alger Award.
16. Name four minority positions Berkshire has swapped for entire businesses.
17. Name four Berkshire subsidiaries that have been through bankruptcy.
18. Name the individual who introduced the deal for Berkshire to acquire Star Furniture.
19. Name all Buffett family members who have served on Berkshire’s board.
20. Who wrote the foreword to Berkshire Beyond Buffett and what is that author’s role at Berkshire?

Lawrence A. Cunningham, a professor at George Washington University, has written numerous books on a wide range of subjects relating to business and law.

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Larry is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. He joined the GW Law School faculty in 2007, having previously taught for 6 years at Boston College (where he served a 2-year term as Academic Dean) and for 8 years at Cardozo (where he served a 5-year term as Director of the Heyman Center on Corporate Governance). He also taught courses at many other schools in the US and abroad, including Central European University, Columbia University, Hebrew University, University of Navarra, and Vanderbilt University. Before entering academia, he practiced corporate law for 4 years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He earned his BA from University of Delaware and his JD magna cum laude from Cardozo. Larry writes extensively in corporate and securities law, with a special emphasis on law and accounting and investor perspectives. He teaches courses in those fields as well as Contracts. He has published a dozen books and 50 law review articles. His recent books include: Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter (Cambridge University Press 2012), The AIG Story (Wiley 2013), The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (Carolina Academic Press 2013), and Berkshire Hathaway’s Value of Values (Columbia University Press 2014). Areas of Interest: Accounting, Auditing, Contracts, Corporate Law, Finance, Investing, Legal Education, Securities Regulation
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