The Snowball

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Author: Alice Schroeder
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408807327
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The Snowball by Alice Schroeder

Original Title: The Snowball

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.

100 Unexpected Statements About The Snowball

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Author: Sophia Spurr
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 9785517083715
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100 Unexpected Statements About The Snowball by Sophia Spurr

Original Title: 100 Unexpected Statements About The Snowball

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Warren Buffett S Ground Rules

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Author: Jeremy Miller
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782832149
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Warren Buffett S Ground Rules by Jeremy Miller

Original Title: Warren Buffett S Ground Rules

At the age of 26, Warren Buffett founded Buffett Partnership Limited, which lasted from 1956 to 1970. During this time he wrote 33 letters to his small but growing group of partners. These letters chronicle his thoughts, approaches and reflections in the period immediately prior to his Berkshire Hathaway tenure - one that saw an unprecedented record of investing success. This early period was astonishing: in 1968 he beat the Dow by more than 50%. Because Buffett wanted to ensure that his partners understood his process, he wrote letters. In them, he sets out what he termed "ground rules" for investing that remain startlingly relevant today for every type of investor - from beginners to sophisticated pros. Warren Buffett's Ground Rules brings together, for the first time, and with Buffett's blessing, the key investment principles and teachings the letters reveal. Here you will find the basis for Buffett's contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest and his tactics for bettering market results by at least 10% annually. Quoting extensively and directly from Buffett, equity research expert Jeremy Miller introduces us to the timeless advice the letters contain, demonstrating a set of highly effective investment strategies that continue to resonate today.

Inside The Investments Of Warren Buffett

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Author: Yefei Lu
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541686
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Inside The Investments Of Warren Buffett by Yefei Lu

Original Title: Inside The Investments Of Warren Buffett

Since the 1950s, Warren Buffett and his partners have backed some of the twentieth century’s most profitable, trend-setting companies, but how did they know they were making the right investments? Did Buffett take the lead on every decision, or was the key to act cooperatively? What did Buffet and his partners look for in an up-and-coming company, and is it possible for others to copy 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, a private investor, starts with Buffett’s interest in the Sanborn Map Company in 1960 and tracks nineteen more of his major investments in companies such as See’s Candies, the Washington Post, GEICO, Coca-Cola, US Air, Wells Fargo, and IBM. With rare access to 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 for all investors with companies big and small, global and domestic. His substantial chronology accounts for broader world events and fluctuations in the U.S. stock market, suggesting Buffett’s most important trait may be his open and alert worldview.

The Fourteen Lives Of Matt Perry

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Author: Matthew Perry
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438940084
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The Fourteen Lives Of Matt Perry by Matthew Perry

Original Title: The Fourteen Lives Of Matt Perry

Who can say how words in this book will be received ? Will readers respond to a message about immigration and resilience ? I know my own reaction. I came to the conclusion that nobody would buy in. That was a switch because I had believed people would eat up my every word. As I wrote, a change came over me. I began to believe that my words would also change others. Even Warren Buffett, the modern King Midas. I began to see that my book was not just about emigration and resilience but also about repentance and redemption. I accepted the notion that this was my Pactolus, the river which had lifted the burden of greed and threat from Midas, whose food and drink---and daughter---turned into gold at his touch. Suddenly, Midas was free to live like a person who could touch his food, drink and family members without bad results. He was freed from his addiction to wealth. ---------------------------- My 77-year-span unfolded before my eyes. I recorded all traumas in detail---a million words, hundreds of pages. Slowly, I began to understand that I was having a conversion experience. -------------------------- I went from admiration and love of pennies, nickels, dimes, riches, wealth---an addicted state of mind---to the realization that I had a condition which I call Buffett mania. As Buffett's biographer Schroeder wrote this year, Buffett did not control money. Rather, money controlled Warren Buffett. In Omaha, Buffett stole his sister's bicycle--because he wanted a trade-in as he bought a bicycle for himself. He shop-lifted golf balls at Sears in Washington so he could sell balls himself. During my careers as chemical engineer and stock-market analyst, I observed Buffett mania in my engineering and business associates but overlooked my addiction. I still have traces of this mental illness. Now I have decided to be a man---to confront Warren Buffett with my book. Buffett's biographer describes his mania in a new biography, The Snowball. American preoccupation with economics played a part in Warren Buffett's so-called success and so-called wealth. ----------------------------- There is an antidote to the poison of addiction to greed---and that is this book, My Fourteen Lives. My resilience, which saved my life 13 times, is nothing less than a gift from God, who will also save Warren Buffett from his greed. It's not just about my life and that of Warren Buffett because 500,000 other lives hang in the balance. Addiction to greed has targeted many victims for a hellish life and death. Time for repentance and redemption ! Time to give away your money, Mr. Buffett. In your own lifetime. Do it yourself. As Carnegie did. As Rockefeller did. As Morgan did. Time for everybody on "Wall Street" to refuse the end-of-year bonus. Buy books instead. Buy The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the business of life. $35 for 960 pages ! Buy My Fourteen Lives: the many lives of Matthew Valentin Perry Give them as presents. Read them yourself. ( You never know...)

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Author: Alice Schroeder
Publisher: Tian Xia Wen Hua
ISBN: 9789862162422
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A two-volume Chinese edition of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. This comprehensive, authorized, biography of the greatest investment mind of the century, is a product of over 5 years of research and interviews. A New York Times bestseller of non-fiction, the biography focuses on Buffett as a human being, and his principles and wisdom.

Leadership Lessons Warren Buffett

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Author: Will Peters
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 161230544X
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Leadership Lessons Warren Buffett by Will Peters

Original Title: Leadership Lessons Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor in history. From his humble beginnings in Depression-torn Nebraska, he became the world's richest man before he started giving his billions away. But his wealth and power is balanced by self-deprecating wit, folksy charm, a modest lifestyle, and a well-earned reputation for blunt honesty. In truth, Buffett is far more complex than he appears, and he owes his success equally to hard work and his exceptional ability to spot value that others overlook. But as this short-form book shows, Buffett's insights, principles, and precepts hold lessons that investors everywhere can profit from. As his story proves, getting rich in the stock market isn't easy--but it's far from impossible.

Leadership Lessons Warren Buffett Walt Disney Thomas Edison Katharine Graham Steve Jobs And Ray Kroc

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Author: Will Peters
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 1640190473
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Leadership Lessons Warren Buffett Walt Disney Thomas Edison Katharine Graham Steve Jobs And Ray Kroc by Will Peters

Original Title: Leadership Lessons Warren Buffett Walt Disney Thomas Edison Katharine Graham Steve Jobs And Ray Kroc

Great leaders have a great deal to teach those of us who aspire to leadership. But their lessons are as diverse and sometimes contradictory as the leaders themselves; we have to pick and choose among them, matching our own talents, temperament, and shortcomings with those of the models we aim to copy. Here are studies of six business titans of the recent past who offer a wide range of precepts for leadership: Warren Buffett, the most successful investor in history, who combines vast wealth with honesty, unfeigned modesty, and self-deprecating wit; Walt Disney, the great entertainer, who promoted family values but was also a tyrannical micro-manager; Thomas Alva Edison, the world's most prolific inventor, who gave us the phonograph, the incandescent light, the electric generator, and motion pictures; Katharine Graham, who earned world fame as the courageous publisher whose Washington Post led the fight to uncover the Watergate scandal that drove Richard Nixon from the White House; Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and genius who dazzled the world with the revolutionary iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad; and Ray Kroc, the late-blooming entrepreneur who built McDonald's into the world's biggest fast-food restaurant chain. No reader will follow all of their precepts, but all six offer vital lessons for anyone who wants to be a leader.

The Business Of Value Investing

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Author: Sham M. Gad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470553855
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The Business Of Value Investing by Sham M. Gad

Original Title: The Business Of Value Investing

A blueprint to successful value investing Successful value investors have an ingrained mental framework through which all investments decisions are made. This framework, which stems from the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham-who believed that investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike-can put you in a better position to improve the overall performance of your portfolio. Written by Sham Gad-founder of the Gad Partners Funds, a value-focused investment partnership inspired by the 1950s Buffett Partnerships-The Business of Value Investing effectively examines the fundamental tenants of this approach and skillfully illustrates the six essential elements of the entire process. Opening with some informative discussions of how value investing focuses more on buying a piece of a business, and less on buying a company's stock, this reliable resource quickly moves on to detail exactly what it takes to become a successful value investor. Outlines the six essential elements required for a successful risk averse value investment approach Contains case studies that illustrate how to approach investing in an intelligent, businesslike fashion Walks you through the pitfalls that most investors initially fall into With The Business of Value Investing as your guide, you'll quickly become familiar with one of the most effective investment strategies ever created.

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