Labitan is a physician and investor who
has produced eight books related to value
investing and smarter decision making. He
is a graduate of Indiana University with
a BS in the Biological Sciences. Dr.
Labitan earned his medical degree at the
American University of the Caribbean
School of Medicine in 1987. He completed
the Family Medicine Residency in Gary,
Indiana. He believes in continuous
learning, and he enjoys the area of
sensible "decision framing" and
Labitan is also a 2003 MBA graduate of
the Purdue University Calumet School of
Management in Hammond, Indiana. While in
graduate school he did research in the
Behavioral Finance area of "successful
practitioner decision framing"
practiced by Warren Buffett and Charles
He is available for book
talks and individual training. His books
are also available in different audiobook
cd forms from Lulu.com, and they can be
found by searching the web. His other
name is Cesar M. Labitan, Jr. BS, MD,
ABFP, FAAFP, MBA.
In reference to the new
MOATS book, 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
American Express Co. (AXP), Dr. Maulik
Applied Underwriters, w Adam Ward
Ben Bridge Jeweler, w Beryl Chavez Li
Benjamin Moore & Co., w Mr. Jack Wang
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
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. w
Business Wire, w Larry Harmych.
BYD, w Kevin Walsh.
Central States Indemnity Company, w
Clayton Homes, w Erin Sestak.
Coca Cola (KO) w Sebastian Jung,
ConocoPhillips (COP), w Adam D. Studts,
CORT Business Services, w Erin Sestak.
Costco Wholesale (COST), w Jubin Jacob,
CTB Inc., w Todd Sullivan.
Fechheimer Brothers Company, w Ben
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
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
Iscar Metalworking Companies, w Kevin
Johns Manville, w Manpreet Singh Saran
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Beryl Chavez
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 &
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, &
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
RC Willey Home Furnishings, w Azalia
Richline Group, Daniel Doyon
Scott Fetzer Companies, Cliff Orr &
Hoang Quoc Anh, Vietnam
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
XTRA Corporation, Bud Labitan