The Snowball

The Snowball

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Book - 2008
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A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780553805093
Characteristics: xi, 960 p., 32 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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Nov 14, 2018

The writing isn't bad, I was only interested in the business side of Buffet, so I skipped over large swaths of the book that covered his personal life.

Corey G Brooks Feb 17, 2016

"First, I want t to say that [I chose] not to finish this book a couple chapters short of the conclusion, because the influence on brain and also out of respect to Warren Buffet prior to this publication not releasing in depth information about his business and life. Though that fails my self interest; I know it's not my fault. Pres. Obama gave Warren Buffet the citizens metal, yet he admits in the publication to have grown up in an environment that could have easily made him a business man like the Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort. Having admitted that Oklahoma was a racist place in the early 20th century. I know I can be manipulated into doing or not doing, but I read the majority of the substance of this book, and I know of conduct that is asked of the people that attend Berkshire Hathaway functions, him being a philanderer (Having admitted to cheating on Susie Buffet), The business trouble he found himself in dealing with the principled Rose, the way he dealt with financially (He advises his family on investment, and was said to give his children money for milestones.), etc.. I would like to finish it, but like Trigonometry and Calculus (Let alone Computational physics and Quantum Mechanics) it may take me longer than I have to do so (Unless I run into Pres. Obama for. advisor Shirley Ann Jackson).

bgv69 Oct 01, 2015

It is a hard book to read, and a large one. It wanders a lot about in the formative years of Mr. Buffett and skimps on the most interesting late years (after 1990). It shows how the early years and certain qualities built in childhood are having a large print later in life. It pushed me to find more about Mr. Charles Munger, who has a larger view on life than Mr. Buffett and seems much more interesting.

Ever wonder how to become a billionaire? Learn how Warren Buffett, a decidedly low key and down home personality came to be one of the richest men in the world. Author Alice Schroeder gets up close to the highly private and personal life of Mr. Buffett. Includes insights on his personal and business friendships and dealings with such persons as Kay Graham and Bill Gates. Buffett, an Omaha native lives a very unconventional life, from ‘elephant bumping’ with the world’s elite to maintaining his long distance marriage.


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