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Former potential successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway accused of being workplace bully

The New York Times has reported that some colleagues at Berkshire Hathaway claim that former executive David Sokol created a hostile work environment.

According to the Times:

His brass-knuckled approach alienated some Berkshire employees, as when he suggested that people with an illness or other personal problems were problematic and when he unceremoniously fired a top executive and made him leave the office that day.

Flashes of his management style can be found in some earlier litigation as well. In one civil case, a judge rebuked Mr. Sokol for tampering with his company’s numbers so that a joint-venture partner would get a smaller payout. In another case, Mr. Sokol sued to find out which employees at a Berkshire unit were disparaging him.

David Sokol, once considered a potential successor to Warren Buffett, resigned on March 30 after allegedly violating the company’s ethics and insider trading policies.

Read more at the New York Times

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Former potential successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway accused of being workplace bully
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