The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life E–pub READ
Could want about Buffett At 816 pages there s tons of information about his whole life and world it perfectly captures Buffett s voice as well as separate accounts of many important times in his life from the perspective of his family and friends Schroeder has written a good valuation report style biography of the man and I suppose in many ways that s the type of biography most suited to this life I had to read the book because I work for Berkshire Hathaway and I had to understand our founder and what he stood for I find a lot of parallels in the thinking of the great minds of incredibly brilliant people This is a great American Dream success story but Warren Buffet takes very little credit for his success He credits the success of his luck the ovarian lottery as he calls it being born in America first and then all the other possibilities that came to him by luck I see an incredible genius who was not afraid to follow his heart take chances and put in the hard work I see a brilliant mind always thirsty for knowledge and growth but able to keep his feet planted on the ground I see a human struggling for balance in life between what we want and can achieve and those we love I see a man who cared and gave back and was not afraid to walk his own walk A minute ago I just got off the phone with customer support and came across some startling information does not know whether or their Kindle books are the FULL text similar to unabridged or Shortened abridged text There is no where in the description that informs ou of this I only found out due to already already the Hardcover copy and the Audible Book version I was listening to the Audible Book as I was reading along in my Kindle and noticed that a lot of text was missing from the Kindle I thought maybe I purchased the shortened version of the book but was stunned whe Fast and efficient service This is a great book but the pages of the book are soo fake I don t know why someone should make such a great book with fake materials it doesn t even give courage to rea. Om The result is this personally revealing and complete biography of 'The Oracle of Omaha' indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievement.
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Uaded to be generous towards his children and describing the way he went from believing that his greatest service to humanity was through amassing a huge fortune to believing that giving money away sooner was preferableIf this book has a limitation it is that it shies away from offering a definitive interpretation of its subject that would aid the reader in coming to a deeper understanding of the real Warren Buffett The book offers an account of the complete Buffett mythology his folksy Midwestern values his common sense voice his sage wisdom about business It reinforces his philosophy of investing in undervalued companies with excellent long term prospects his injunction via Graham to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful It charts his growing fame his circus like shareholder meetings his numerous appearances in the business press and on business TV networks his love for Cherry Coke and Gorat s steakhouse And while the mythology is probed and dissected in some ways The Legendary Unicorn yes he s lived in the same house since 1958 but Schroeder points out that he has remodeled it since then I don t think the reader will come away from this book with a true understanding of what s driving him at least not with a view or interpretation of this that has the endorsement and exposition of the authorIf I had to take a guess the primary influence on Buffett seems to be his father Howard Buffett a stock broker from Omaha whose civic values led him to Washington DC where he served in Congress during Warren south His mix of patriotism and business seems to have greatly influenced his son whom he took on a visit to the New York Stock Exchange in 1940 at the age of ten Buffett says he wanted money so he could be independent and didn t like to do manual labor but so do lots of us and he didn t stop making money once he d become independent so there is clearly to it than that It s this sort of reading of Buffett I wish there was of in this bookThe book is nonetheless filled with as much superficial detail as ou. A investor has never written a memoir but finally has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work opinions struggles triumphs follies and wisd.
Warren Buffett is world famous for his success at investing A native of Omaha Nebraska the son of a stock broker who served several terms in Congress he began in business very oung selling candy to neighbors and delivering newspapers but his real passion was reading everything he could get his hands on about investing in stocks and bonds learning about businesses and investing according to a carefully thought out investing philosophy derived from the authors of several books he read who became his mentors at Columbia Business School Benjamin Graham and David DoddThis biography written with the cooperation of Buffett by Alice Schroeder an author with a Wall Street background is a thoroughly researched account of his life and career beginning with his childhood in Omaha and following him through his education and his career as an investor and money manager who through the vehicle of his firm Berkshire Hathaway made himself and many of his investors very wealthy Indeed in 2008 he was named the richest man on earthThe book chronicles his philosophy of business and many of his uirks he favours Coke over wine and burgers and steaks over almost any other type of food and delves into numerous accounts of his investments which have spanned cocoa beans textile mills Wall Street investment banks and railroads among many othersBuffett comes across as an almost asocial machine constantly sifting through businesses to find the best bargains to invest in With family and friends he seems remote and absent minded uninterested in things that fall outside the world of business He seems never to have read a novel for instance or a poem When one of his friends points out a Picasso sketch on the wall at his friend s house he says he hasn t noticed it even though he s been going there for 30 ears He s also kind of funny about money which I suppose is not surprising given who he is That said he does change over the course of his life in some respects and the book does a good job of describing it showing for example how he was pers. Recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world The Snowball is the most fascinating financial success story of our time Warren Buffett the legendary Omah.