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Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor

  • Author: Jeremy Miller
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782832149
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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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.

The Warren Buffett CEO

The Warren Buffett CEO

Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

  • Author: Robert P. Miles
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471430452
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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"Everyone knows Warren is the greatest investor of our time. . . .This book for the first time captures his genius as a manager." —Jack Welch 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.

The Snowball

The Snowball

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

  • Author: Alice Schroeder
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 055390549X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 976
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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

Harvard Business School Bulletin

Harvard Business School Bulletin

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  • Category: Business
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Security Analysis: Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett

Security Analysis: Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett

  • Author: Benjamin Graham,David Dodd
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071642935
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 700
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"A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years." --From the Foreword by Warren E. Buffett First published in 1934, Security Analysis is one of the most influential financial books ever written. Selling more than one million copies through five editions, it has provided generations of investors with the timeless value investing philosophy and techniques of Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd. As relevant today as when they first appeared nearly 75 years ago, the teachings of Benjamin Graham, “the father of value investing,” have withstood the test of time across a wide diversity of market conditions, countries, and asset classes. This new sixth edition, based on the classic 1940 version, is enhanced with 200 additional pages of commentary from some of today’s leading Wall Street money managers. These masters of value investing explain why the principles and techniques of Graham and Dodd are still highly relevant even in today’s vastly different markets. The contributor list includes: Seth A. Klarman, president of The Baupost Group, L.L.C. and author of Margin of Safety James Grant, founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, general partner of Nippon Partners Jeffrey M. Laderman, twenty-five year veteran of BusinessWeek Roger Lowenstein, author of Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist and When America Aged and Outside Director, Sequoia Fund Howard S. Marks, CFA, Chairman and Co-Founder, Oaktree Capital Management L.P. J. Ezra Merkin, Managing Partner, Gabriel Capital Group . Bruce Berkowitz, Founder, Fairholme Capital Management. Glenn H. Greenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Chieftain Capital Management Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School David Abrams, Managing Member, Abrams Capital Featuring a foreword by Warren E. Buffett (in which he reveals that he has read the 1940 masterwork “at least four times”), this new edition of Security Analysis will reacquaint you with the foundations of value investing—more relevant than ever in the tumultuous 21st century markets.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

  • Author: United States. President
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Presidents
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"Containing the public messages, speeches, and statements of the President", 1956-1992.

Do Business with People You Can Tru$t

Do Business with People You Can Tru$t

Balancing Profits & Principles

  • Author: L. J. Rittenhouse
  • Publisher: Andbeyond Communications
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business ethics
  • Page: 142
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Guide for reading and understanding the shareholder letters that Fortune 500 CEOs publish in their annual reports.

The Fairfax Experience

The Fairfax Experience

What the Management Texts Didn't Teach Me

  • Author: Fred Hilmer,Barbara Drury
  • Publisher: Wrightbooks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 188
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Fred Hilmer completed his tenure as CEO of Fairfax in late 2005. With his academic background, he was a surprise appointment to the position that he ended up holding for seven years. By 2006 Fairfax's earnings had doubled, costs were down and revenues were up; more importantly, in a highly competitive climate, Hilmer had restored the health of the flagging newspaper and publishing empire and built a digital platform. In The Fairfax Experience: What the Management Texts Didn't Teach Me Hilmer discusses his time at Fairfax - his mistakes and what he learned from them, the negatives of change management and how he made the tough decisions while coping with the fall out. A fascinating look at what it takes for leaders to achieve sustained business success The Fairfax Experience shows how theory can fall short in an industry dominated by strong personalities, family empires, legislative reform and the media spotlight.

Bringing Home the Gold

Bringing Home the Gold

10 Keys to Winning the Investment Decathlon

  • Author: Joseph L. Shaefer
  • Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub
  • ISBN: 9781556231612
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 226
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Presents a winning investment strategy that discusses such techniques as learning to use basic equipment, guides to informed investing, and the importance of proper timing

Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Business
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