Berkshire: Too Big to Succeed?

The most common bear case to make about Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B  ) is that the darn thing is just too big to grow -- at least at rates like it did in the past.

Buffett talks about it himself.

"The giant disadvantage we face is size: In the early years, we needed only good ideas, but now we need good big ideas," Buffett lamented in 1995. "We need 'elephants' to make significant gains now -- and they are hard to find," he said in 2001.

But there are two sides to that story.

In this video, Fool analyst Matt Koppenheffer and I share our thoughts on Berkshire's size dilemma.

Thanks to the savvy of investing legend Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's book value per share has grown a mind-blowing 586,817% over the past 48 years. But with Buffett aging and Berkshire rapidly evolving, is this insurance conglomerate still a buy today? In The Motley Fool's premium report on the company, Berkshire expert Joe Magyer provides investors with key reasons to buy as well as important risks to watch out for. Click here now for instant access to Joe's take on Berkshire!


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