The Moats Book Seeks Editors

Moats: The Competitive Advantages of Buffett & Munger BusinessesThe content for Bud Labitan’s Moats: Competitive Advantages Of Buffett& Munger Businesses book is now complete. The book is in the final editing phase. Anyone who wants to proofread, edit, and enhance a chapter can join the editing team by visiting http://www.frips.com/book.htm.

The book currently includes over 70 businesses.  These include the following:

  • Acme Brick Company, assigned to Adam Ward, UNO-CBA.
  • American Express Co. (AXP), Dr. Maulik Suthar, Gujarat, India.
  • Applied Underwriters, assigned to Adam Ward, UNO-CBA.
  • Ben Bridge Jeweler, assigned to Beryl Chavez Li, University of Manchester, UK.
  • Benjamin Moore & Co., assigned to Mr. Jack Wang CPA, Lexico Advisory.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Group
  • Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, assigned to Beryl Chavez Li, University of Manchester, UK.
  • BoatU.S., assigned to Peter Chen, Singapore.
  • Borsheims Fine Jewelry, assigned to Tariq Khan, UNO-CBA.
  • Buffalo NEWS, Buffalo NY,
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. assigned to David Leoy.
  • Business Wire, assigned to Larry Harmych.
  • BYD, assigned to Kevin Walsh, UNO-CBA.
  • Central States Indemnity Company, assigned to Azalia Khousnoutdinova, UNO-CBA
  • Clayton Homes, assigned to Erin Sestak, UNO-CBA.
  • Coca Cola (KO) assigned to Sebastian Jung, UNO-CBA
  • ConocoPhillips (COP), assigned to Adam D. Studts, PE, UNO-CBA.
  • CORT Business Services, assigned to Erin Sestak, UNO-CBA.
  • Costco Wholesale (COST), assigned to Jubin Jacob, AUC-SOM.
  • CTB Inc., assigned to Todd Sullivan.
  • Fechheimer Brothers Company, assigned to Ben Albaitis.
  • FlightSafety, assigned to Mark Murillo, Memorial High School
  • Forest River, assigned to Richard Konrad, CFA, Value Architects Asset Management.
  • Fruit of the Loom®, Dr. Maulik Suthar, Gujarat, India.
  • Garan Incorporated, assigned to Dr. Edwin Fuentes
  • Gateway Underwriters Agency, assigned Daniel Rudewicz, CFA of Furlong Financial, LLC.
  • GEICO Auto Insurance assigned to Florian Beil, UNO-CBA
  • General Re, assigned to Raghu Dasari, UNO-CBA.
  • H.H. Brown Shoe Group, assigned to Mervyn H. Teo (Singapore)
  • Helzberg Diamonds, assigned to Natalja Callahan, UNO-CBA
  • HomeServices of America, assigned to Sebastian Jung, UNO-CBA
  • IBM
  • International Dairy Queen, Inc., assigned to Tariq Khan, UNO-CBA
  • Iscar Metalworking Companies, assigned to Kevin Walsh, UNO-CBA.
  • Johns Manville, assigned to Manpreet Singh Saran.
  • Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Beryl Chavez Li. & Jubin Jacob.
  • Jordan’s Furniture, assigned to Zehao Sun.
  • Justin Brands, Dr. Maulik Suthar, Gujarat, India.
  • Kraft Foods (KFT), assigned to Andrea Tagart, UNO-CBA.
  • Larson-Juhl, assigned to David Arthur Dawes
  • Lubrizol, with Scott Thompson, MBA.
  • M&T Bank Corp (MTB), Cliff Orr, Kellogg-Northwestern.
  • Marmon Holdings, Inc., assigned to Robert Williams.
  • McLane Company, Dr. Maulik Suthar, Gujarat, India.
  • Medical Protective, assigned to Michael Murillo, KCUMB
  • MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, assigned to Dr. Maulik Suthar, Gujarat, India.
  • MiTek Inc., assigned to Mr. Jack Wang CPA, Lexico Advisory.
  • Moody’s (MCO), assigned to Raghu Dasari, UNO-CBA.
  • National Indemnity Company, assigned to Jen Iwanski, UNO-CBA.
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart, assigned to Julie Rosenbaugh, UNO-CBA.
  • NetJets®, assigned to Christian Labitan.
  • PacifiCorp., assigned to Beryl Chavez Li, University of Manchester, UK
  • Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc., assigned to Adam D. Studts, PE, UNO-CBA.
  • Procter & Gamble (PG), assigned to Beryl Chavez Li, University of Manchester, UK
  • RC Willey Home Furnishings, assigned to Azalia Khousnoutdinova, UNO-CBA.
  • Richline Group, Daniel Doyon, Purdue University.
  • Scott Fetzer Companies, Cliff Orr, Kellogg-Northwestern.
  • See’s Candies, assigned to Jen Iwanski, UNO-CBA.
  • Shaw Industries, Richard Konrad, CFA, Value Architects Asset Management
  • Star Furniture, assigned to Pamela A. Quintero.
  • The Pampered Chef® assigned to Julie Rosenbaugh, UNO-CBA.
  • TTI, Inc., assigned to Peter Chen, Singapore.
  • United States Liability Insurance Group, assigned to Stephen Chan, University of Manchester, UK.
  • US Bancorp (USB), assigned to Richard Konrad, CFA, Value Architects Asset Management.
  • USG Corp (USG),
  • Wal-Mart (WMT) with Florian Beil, UNO-CBA.
  • Washington Post (WPO), assigned to Andrea Tagart, UNO-CBA.
  • Wells Fargo (WFC), assigned to Natalja Callahan, UNO-CBA.
  • Wesco Financial Corporation, assigned to Stephen Chan, University of Manchester, UK.
  • XTRA Corporation, assigned to Ryan M Shuck, UNO-CBA

One thought on “The Moats Book Seeks Editors

  • February 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm
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    MOATS is finally on Amazon.com !

    Moats : The Competitive Advantages Of Buffett And Munger Businesses

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/1105422860

    This may be the best business book that describes the competitive advantages of profitable businesses. MOATS describes the nature of 70 selected businesses purchased by Buffett and Munger for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. MOATS is a very useful resource for investors, managers, students of business. Since its subject matter has proven success, MOATS may become a useful practical text in businesses schools around the world. MOATS also looks at the sustainability of these competitive advantages in each of the 70 chapters.

    The author extends a special thanks to Professor Phani Tej Adidam, Ph.D. Chair of the Department of Marketing and Management and Director of the CBA International Initiatives at University of Nebraska at Omaha. Thanks are extended to Richard Konrad, CFA, Dr. Maulik Suthar, and Scott Thompson, MBA for sharing their thoughts, analysis, and feedback. The 70 Businesses covered in MOATS:

    Acme Brick Company, w Adam Ward
    American Express Co. (AXP), Dr. Maulik Suthar
    Applied Underwriters, w Adam Ward
    Ben Bridge Jeweler, w Beryl Chavez Li
    Benjamin Moore & Co., w Mr. Jack Wang CPA
    Berkshire Hathaway Group, w Brian Greising & Rick Mayhew
    Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies, w Beryl Chavez Li
    BoatU.S., w Peter Chen
    Borsheims Fine Jewelry, w Tariq Khan.
    Buffalo News, Bud Labitan & Peter Stein
    Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. w David Leoy.
    Business Wire, w Larry Harmych.
    BYD, w Kevin Walsh.
    Central States Indemnity Company, w Azalia Khousnoutdinova,
    Clayton Homes, w Erin Sestak.
    Coca Cola (KO) w Sebastian Jung,
    ConocoPhillips (COP), w Adam D. Studts, PE.
    CORT Business Services, w Erin Sestak.
    Costco Wholesale (COST), w Jubin Jacob, AUC-SOM
    CTB Inc., w Todd Sullivan.
    Fechheimer Brothers Company, w Ben Albaitis.
    FlightSafety, w Peter Stein
    Forest River, w Richard Konrad, CFA
    Fruit of the Loom®, Dr. Maulik Suthar
    Garan Incorporated, w Dr. Edwin Fuentes
    Gateway Underwriters Agency, assigned Daniel Rudewicz, CFA
    GEICO Auto Insurance w Florian Beil,
    General Re, w Raghu Dasari, & Theodor Tonca
    H.H. Brown Shoe Group, w Mervyn H. Teo
    Helzberg Diamonds, w Natalja Callahan
    HomeServices of America, w Sebastian Jung
    IBM, w Tim Bishop & Peter Stein
    International Dairy Queen, Inc., w Tariq Khan
    Iscar Metalworking Companies, w Kevin Walsh
    Johns Manville, w Manpreet Singh Saran
    Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Beryl Chavez Li
    Jordan’s Furniture, w Zehao Sun.
    Justin Brands, Dr. Maulik Suthar
    Kraft Foods (KFT), w Andrea Tagart.
    Larson-Juhl, w Tim Bishop
    Lubrizol, w Scott Thompson, MBA.
    M&T Bank Corp (MTB), w Cliff Orr & Richard Konrad, CFA
    Marmon Holdings, Inc., w David Lau & Theodor Tonca
    McLane Company, Dr. Maulik Suthar,
    Medical Protective, w Michael Murillo
    MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, w Dr. Maulik Suthar & Brian Bernardino, JD
    MiTek Inc. w Mr. Jack Wang CPA
    Moody’s (MCO), w Raghu Dasari
    National Indemnity Company, w Jen Iwanski & Rick Mayhew
    Nebraska Furniture Mart, w Julie Rosenbaugh, Theodor Tonca, & Shouryamoy Das
    NetJets®, w Christian Labitan
    PacifiCorp., w Beryl Chavez Li
    Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc., w Adam D. Studts, PE & J.T. Loudermilk, MBA
    Procter & Gamble (PG), w Beryl Chavez Li
    RC Willey Home Furnishings, w Azalia Khousnoutdinova
    Richline Group, Daniel Doyon
    Scott Fetzer Companies, Cliff Orr & Hoang Quoc Anh
    See’s Candies, w Jen Iwanski
    Shaw Industries, w Daniel Doyon & Richard Konrad, CFA
    Star Furniture, w Pamela A. Quintero, MBA
    The Pampered Chef® w Julie Rosenbaugh
    TTI, Inc., w Peter Chen
    United States Liability Insurance Group, w Stephen Chan & Colin Farrier
    US Bancorp (USB), w Richard Konrad, CFA
    USG Corp (USG), w Richard Konrad, CFA
    Wal-Mart (WMT) w Florian Beil
    Washington Post (WPO), w Andrea Tagart & Richard Konrad, CFA
    Wells Fargo (WFC), w Natalja Callahan.
    Wesco Financial Corporation, w Stephen Chan
    XTRA Corporation, Bud Labitan

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