Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha.”
Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”
When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.
Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.
The author's annual letters to the stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway are edited to present the main themes regarding business, investing, price, value, corporate governance, and other important topics.
Author(s): Warren E. Buffett;Lawrence A. Cunningham
With an insider's view of the mind of the master, Mary Buffett and David Clark have written a simple guide for reading financial statements from Buffett's successful perspective. They clearly outline Warren Buffett's strategies in a way that will appeal to newcomers and seasoned Buffettologists alike. Inspired by the seminal work of Buffett's mentor, Benjamin Graham, this book presents Buffett's interpretation of financial statements with anecdotes and quotes from the master investor himself. Destined to become a classic in the world of investment books, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements is the perfect companion volume to The New Buffettology and The Tao of Warren Buffett.
Peter Bevelin begins A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers with Warren Buffett's wisdom, "I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor." This book is about how managers and investors can increase their chance of success and reduce the chance of harm if managers think more like investors and investors more like businessmen.
In this latest edition of The Warren Buffett Way, Hagstrom puts the "Oracle of Omaha's" investment philosophy in perspective, while revealing how you can incorporate his effective approach into your own endeavors. Warren Buffett is the most famous investor of all time and one of today's most admired business leaders. He became a billionaire and investment sage by looking at companies as businesses rather than prices on a stock screen.
"Teaches essential accounting terminology and techniques that serious stock investors need to know." -- Preface The Warren Buffett Accounting Book is the second volume learning experience to Warren Buffett's Three Favorite Books. This book teaches: 1. Two methods for calculating the intrinsic value of a company 2. What is a discount rate and how does it work 3. Detailed instructions on how to read an income statement, Balance sheet, and cash flow statement 4. How to calculate important ratios to properly value any business.
The best-selling authors of Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage present an in-depth look at the stocks owned by Warren Buffett to explain why he has invested in them, sharing detailed case studies that reveal specific reasons each ...
Priceless finance advice everyone can relate to from one of the world's most respected businessmen and the most successful investor of all time
Of course you know who Warren Buffett is; he's the most successful investor in the world--maybe of all times. But what do you know about his approach to business and investing? It's an approach that, over the past four decades, has made him richest man in America and the third-richest man in the world, and that has earned vast fortunes for his business partners and investors.
Mary Buffett, former daughter-in-law of this legendary financial genius and a successful businesswoman in her own right, has teamed up with noted Buffettologist David Clark to create Buffettology, a one-of-a-kind investment guide that ...
See the world’s #1 investor like never before―and learn how you can replicate his success
Many books have been written about Warren Buffett’s value-investing strategy, and volumes more have been written about becoming a top-tier value investor. Even so, no one can touch the success Warren Buffett has achieved.
Warren E. Buffett first took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a small textile company, in April of 1965. A share changed hands for around $18 at the time. Fifty letters to shareholders later, the same share traded for $226,000, compounding investor capital at just under 21% per year-a multiplier of 12,556 times.
Published in 1997, the bestselling Buffettology was written specifically for investors in the midst of a long bull market. Since then we've seen the internet bubble burst, the collapse of Enron, and investors scrambling to move their assets -- what remains of them -- back to the safety of traditional blue chip companies. As price peaks turned into troughs, worried investors wondered if there was any constant in today's volatile market. The answer is yes: Warren Buffett's value investing strategies make money.
A retrospective collection of "Fortune" articles on Warren Buffett from the past half century places them in context and provides fresh commentary to offer insight into the influential investor's views on such topics as management, ...
Buffett is back ...and better than before! A decade has passed since the book that introduced the world to Warren Buffett ---- The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom ---- first appeared. That groundbreaking book spent 21 weeks on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller list and sold over 1 million copies. Since then, Warren Buffett has solidified his reputation as the greatest investor of all time ---- becoming even richer and more successful, despite the wild fluctuation of the markets. How does this value investing legend continue to do it? This edition is a completely revised and updated look at the Oracle of Omaha -- comprising Buffett's numerous investments and accomplishments over the past ten years, as well as the timeless and highly successful investment strategies and ...
Praise for The Warren Buffett Portfolio THE EXTRAORDINARY FOLLOW-UP TO "THE MOST IMPORTANT STOCK BOOK OF THE 1990s." --KENNETH L. FISHER, "Forbes" "This is an outstanding investment book and an important one. The Warren Buffett Way provided the first look into the strategies that the master uses to pick stocks. A New York Times bestseller, it is a valuable and practical primer on the principles behind the remarkable investment run of the famed oracle of Omaha. In this much-awaited companion to that book, author Robert Hagstrom takes the next logical step, revealing how to profitably manage stocks once you select them.
Warren Buffett, "The Oracle of Omaha," often speaks fondly of his hometown. The city provided him a comfortable home base, away from Wall Street's distractions. In return, Omaha benefited from the worldwide attention that came his way and from the generosity of his early investors. It turned out to be a profitable relationship for both The Oracle & Omaha.
This book is not an investment tutorial or biography of Warren Buffett - it's a collection of 240 or so of his wittiest and most insightful thoughts ("gems"), culled from 34 years of his letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. In one sentence: "A lifetime of Warren Buffett's Wit and Wisdom in 122 pages" Warren Buffett is the world's most famous and successful investor. Every year, he writes a 30-40 page letter to shareholders of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. These letters have become required reading for people seeking success in all walks of life, but especially business and investing. "Gems from Warren Buffett" is a collection of 240 of Warren Buffett's wittiest and most insightful thoughts ("gems"), culled from 34 years of his iconic letters. These gems lighten spirits with their humor, enlighten minds with their wisdom, and provide an interesting view into one of America's most successful CEOs.
This book shows that women, with their patience and good decision making, epitomize the Foolish temperament of the most successful investor in the world. Investing isn’t a man’s world anymore—and the provocative and enlightening Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl shows why that’s a good thing for Wall Street,the global financial system, and your own personal portfolio. An indispensible new volume from the multimedia financial education company Motley Fool, Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl offers essential advice for every investor hoping to turn today’s savings into wealth for a better tomorrow.
With the knowledge and blessing of Warren Buffett himself, Robert Bloch has assembled a gold mine of Buffett's most unforgettable quotes. Bloch, the son of Henry W. Bloch who co-founded H&R Block, has been an avid investor his whole life.
The first book to reveal the investment and management strategies of the Berkshire Hathaway all-star management team. Much has been written about Warren Buffett and his investment philosophy; little has been made public about the inside management of Berkshire Hathaway. With a market cap exceeding 100 billion, Berkshire Hathaway has a market value surpassing many icons of American business such as Dell, AT&T, Disney, Ford, Gillette, American Express, and GM. Drawing on his personal experiences as well as those of Berkshire's chief executives, officers, and directors interviewed for this book, Berkshire insider Robert P. Miles provides a unique look at the Berkshire Hathaway culture and its management principles. Including rare interviews with executives who run the companies within Berkshire Hathaway holdings, The Warren Buffett CEO provides a unique insider's perspective from managers such as: Lou Simpson and Tony Nicely, Presidents and CEOs of ...
A compilation of articles, interviews, and other material offers a new perspective on the business savvy, investment philosophy, and views of one of America's wealthiest investors. The world takes note when WARREN BUFFETT SPEAKS: "If people want to improve their investing skills, it has to help to study how the Master does it. This short book outlines Buffett's philosophy and techniques." - Peter S. Lynch, Vice Chairman Fidelity Investments "Common sense with a deft irony ..." - John C. Bogle, Chairman The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies "It was Warren Buffett's thoughts and philosophy that first captivated investors. Janet Lowe has done us all a great service by collecting and arranging Warren Buffett's wit and wisdom in an easy-to-read and enjoyable book." - Robert G. Hagstrom, Jr. Portfolio Manager, Focus Trust author of The Warren Buffett Way "A must-read.
This text provides advice on how to value a business and how to think about markets and market prices. It aims to help develop a mind-set that will be the foundation to successful investing, and looks at how the reader can analyze businesses and make wise investment choices. The author reveals three things an investor needs to get from financial statements, illustrating how managers play games with numbers, oftern to the detriment of the investor. Lawrence Cunningham argues that an essential element of intelligent investing is a common-sense ability to assess the trustworthiness of corporate managers, and gives readers the tools to find business managers who are trustworthy. The book also provides valuation examples from some top companies: GE, Amazon, Microsoft and Disney.
How Buffett Does It shows you how to follow his lead, and build a portfolio that is solid, easy to understand, and designed to provide you with tremendous long-term returns without the short-term headaches.
From the "guru to Wall Street's gurus" comes the fundamental techniques of value investing and their applications Bruce Greenwald is one of the leading authorities on value investing. Some of the savviest people on Wall Street have taken his Columbia Business School executive education course on the subject. Now this dynamic and popular teacher, with some colleagues, reveals the fundamental principles of value investing, the one investment technique that has proven itself consistently over time.
Author(s): Bruce C. N. Greenwald;Judd Kahn;Paul D. Sonkin;Michael van Biema
Investing & Life Lessons From The Great Warren Buffett! Are You Ready To Delve Into The Life And Investing Lessons Warren Buffett Has For Us on How To Get Rich And Dominate Life? If So You've Come To The Right Place.