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The Snowball

Author : Alice Schroeder
ISBN : 9781408807323
Genre : Business & Economics
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.

The Snowball

Author : Alice Schroeder
ISBN : 9780553905496
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett 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. 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. Praise for The Snowball “Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time “Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times “If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post “Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal “A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes “The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

The Snowball

Author : Alice Schroeder
ISBN : 9780747591917
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The biography of the world's richest man and the only book on Warren Buffett that has his full cooperation.

Buffett

Author : Roger Lowenstein
ISBN : 9780804150606
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 43. 23 MB
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Since its hardcover publication in August of 1995, Buffett has appeared on the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Newsday and Business Week bestseller lists. The incredible landmark portrait of Warren Buffett's uniquely American life is now available in paperback, revised and updated by the author. Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century--an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura. Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett's family, friends, and colleagues to provide the first definitive, inside account of the life and career of this American original. Buffett explains Buffett's' investment strategy--a long-term philosophy grounded in buying stock in companies that are undervalued on the market and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces--and shows how it is a reflection of his inner self.

Warren Buffett On Business

Author : Richard J. Connors
ISBN : 9780470502303
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author weaves pearls of wisdom from Warren Buffet into an engaging narrative, organized into business and management topics, in a book that provides direct hands-on information for entrepreneurs, business students and more.

Tap Dancing To Work

Author : Carol Loomis
ISBN : 9781591846802
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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, philanthropy, and public policy.

Warren Buffett

Author : Ayano Morio
ISBN : 9781118179116
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Buffett has generously endowed us all with a sensible and intelligent roadmap for investing." —Robert G Hagstrom "Warren Buffett - The Oracle of Everything. He has been right about the stock market, rotten accounting, CEO greed, and corporate governance. The rest of us are just catching on." —Fortune "Warren Buffett has turned value investing into an art form, piling up the world's second largest individual fortune and persuading millions to mimic the low-tech, buy-and-hold style of stock picking he practices at Berkshire Hathaway." —Time "Buffett and Munger are, without doubt, two of the greatest investors and capital allocators of all time, so investors would be well served to study their thinking carefully." —The Motley Fool "Warren Buffett - Ace stockpicker, and now, an empire-builder." —BusinessWeek

The Snowball Effect

Author : Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW
ISBN : 9781491840542
Genre : Self-Help
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"The Snowball Effect is a powerful book with incredible insight." -Laura Contreras-Rowe, award-winning author of Aim High: Extraordinary Stories of Hispanic & Latina Women "I highly recommend this book...the lessons provide specific and precise tools for people wanting to clear out the negative and learn to focus on the positive gifts in life." -Marney A. White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine "Enjoy it. Live it. Share it." -William P. Magee Jr., DDS, MD, Cofounder-CEO Operation Smile." "The Snowball Effect offers a unique perspective on what it takes to move forward through life in the most productive and positive way" -Chrisanna Northrup, New York Times bestseller, author of The Normal Bar Imagine Imagine feeling inspired, motivated, and hopeful about your situation and your future. Imagine being able to let go of resentment, harsh self-judgments, and explosive reactions. Imagine having better relationships with others. Imagine having the courage to face your fears and live your dreams without becoming overwhelmed. Imagine living every day with gratitude, being able to fully appreciate the moment. That's the snowball effect in action! This book is about improving and building self, one baby step at a time.

Secret Millionaires Club

Author : A. Heyward
ISBN : 9781118494615
Genre : Business & Economics
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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. But as Buffett himself will tell you, at the heart of any wealth-building system there are certain core beliefs, not just about finance, but about business, work, morality, your responsibility to yourself, your family and society, and about living a decent life. Written in conjunction with the hit television series, "Secret Millionaire Club" and with Buffett's input and full support, this book makes Buffett's financial philosophy and homespun life lessons available to everyone outside his "Secret Club." Warren Buffet's goal in spearheading this book was to share lessons about personal finance he has learned and that he hopes will benefit you (and your kids) for a lifetime You'll learn the fundamentals of personal finance by reading Warren Buffett's war stories and personal reflections on money, life, business, ethics and more All of the finance principles covered in the book were personally approved by Warren Buffett as those which he himself follows Unforgettable Buffett quotes include: "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get"; "Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing"; and "Profit from folly rather than participate in it."

Inside The Investments Of Warren Buffett

Author : Yefei Lu
ISBN : 9780231541688
Genre : Business & Economics
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Since the 1950s, Warren Buffett and his partners have backed some of the twentieth century's most profitable, trendsetting companies. But how did they know they were making the right investments? What did Buffet and his partners look for in an up-and-coming company, and how can others replicate their approach? A gift to Buffett followers who have long sought a pattern to the investor's success, Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett presents the most detailed analysis to date of Buffet's long-term investment portfolio. Yefei Lu, an experienced investor, starts with Buffett's interest in the Sanborn Map Company in 1958 and tracks nineteen more of his major investments in companies like See's Candies, the Washington Post, GEICO, Coca-Cola, US Air, Wells Fargo, and IBM. Accessing partnership letters, company documents, annual reports, third-party references, and other original sources, Lu pinpoints what is unique about Buffett's timing, instinct, use of outside knowledge, and postinvestment actions, and he identifies what could work well for all investors in companies big and small, domestic and global. His substantial chronology accounts for broader world events and fluctuations in the U.S. stock market, suggesting Buffett's most important trait may be the breadth of his expertise.

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