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Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$88.9 billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.
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Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight (Apr 30, 2018)
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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
Warren Buffett
Feb 25, 2017
The best book I read last year. Author Phil Night, co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc.. He is a very wise, intelligent and competitive fellow who is also a gifted storyteller.     source
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules
Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor
by Jeremy C. Miller (Apr 25, 2016)
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Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru’s “ground rules” for investing—guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today.In the fourteen years between his time in New York with value-investing guru Benjamin Graham and his start as chairman of Berkshire Hath...
Warren Buffett
Feb 27, 2016
Mr. Miller has done a superb job of researching and dissecting the operation of Buffett Partnership Ltd. and of explaining how Berkshire’s culture has evolved from its BPL origin. If you are fascinated by investment theory and practice, you will enjoy this book.     source
Limping on Water
My 40-Year Adventure with One of America's Outstanding Communications Companies
Warren Buffett
Feb 27, 2016
The book tells you a lot about its leaders, Tom Murphy and Dan Burke. These two were the best managerial duo — both in what they accomplished and how they did it — that Charlie and I ever witnessed. Much of what you become in life depends on whom you choose to admire and copy.     source
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits)
by John C. Bogle (Oct 15, 2017)
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The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effe...
Warren Buffett
Feb 27, 2015
There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good — though in the short run, it’s difficult to determine whether a great record is due to luck or talent. Rather than listening to their siren songs, investors — large and small — should instead read The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.     source
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40 Chances
Finding Hope in a Hungry World
by Howard G Buffett (Oct 20, 2014)
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With a foreword by Warren Buffett, 40 Chances is an “inspiring manifesto…both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes” (Booklist) in the struggle against world hunger.If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? In 2006, legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challe...
Warren Buffett
Feb 28, 2014
In 2006, when Buffett announced he would begin to give away a bulk of his fortune to philanthropy, he challenged his son, Howard G. Buffett, to do something great in the world. So Howard decided to give himself 40 years to put more than $3 billion to work on this challenge. This book, which Buffett said readers “will enjoy,” captures that journey.     source
Tap Dancing to Work
Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2013
by Carol J. Loomis (Dec 30, 2013)
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Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable— andFortunejournalist Carol Loomis had a front-row seat for it all. When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little-known Omaha hedge fund manager in a 1966Fortunearticle, she didn’t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world’s greatest investor—nor that she and Buffe...
Warren Buffett
Mar 01, 2013
Carol Loomis has been invaluable to me in editing this letter since 1977.     source
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Investing Between the Lines
How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications
by L.J. Rittenhouse (Jan 07, 2013)
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The essential guide to making smarter decisions by decoding CEO Communications Recommended reading in Warren Buffet's 2013 Shareholder Letter Investing Between the Lines introduces a revolutionary method for evaluating the financial integrity of a company. You don't need special access to "insider" information or a degree in accounting to figure i...
The Outsiders
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
by William N. Thorndike (Oct 22, 2012)
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”It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.” — John TempletonWhat makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a con...
Warren Buffett
Mar 01, 2013
The Outsiders is an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation. It has an insightful chapter on our director, Tom Murphy, overall the best business manager I’ve ever met.     source
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The Clash of the Cultures
Investment vs. Speculation
by John C. Bogle (Aug 06, 2012)
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How speculation has come to dominate investment—a hard-hitting look from the creator of the first index fund.Over the course of his sixty-year career in the mutual fund industry, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle has witnessed a massive shift in the culture of the financial sector. The prudent, value-adding culture of long-term investment has be...
Warren Buffett
Mar 01, 2013
For investors, the most valuable takeaway is his list of 10 simple rules of “Common Senses Investing.” According to Bogle, it “may not be the best strategy ever devised. But the number of strategies that are worse is infinite. One of my favorite lines from the book: “Where returns are concerned, time is your friend. But where costs are concerned, time is your enemy.” (Why? Because it can pretty much apply to all aspects of your life, not just investing.)     source
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The Intelligent Investor
The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
by Benjamin Graham (Feb 20, 2006)
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More than one million hardcovers soldNow available for the first time in paperback!The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market ConditionsThe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields invest...
Warren Buffett
Feb 25, 2012
In my early days, I, too, rejoiced when the market rose. Then I read chapter eight of Ben Graham’s ‘The Intelligent Investor,’ the chapter dealing with how investors should view fluctuations in stock prices,” he wrote in his 2011 letter. “Immediately, the scales fell from my eyes, and low prices became my friend. Picking up that book was one of the luckiest moments in my life.     source
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Poor Charlie's Almanack
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition
by Peter D. Kaufman (Dec 31, 2004)
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Feb 26, 2011
Just buy a copy and carry it around; it will make you look urbane and erudite,” Buffett joked in his 2010 shareholder letter     source
Warren Buffett
Feb 28, 2007
This is the funniest book ever written about investing. It lightly delivers many truly important messages on the subject.     source
Nuclear Terrorism
by Graham Allison (Jul 31, 2005)
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"Allison's comprehensive but accessible treatment of this vital subject is a major contribution to public understanding." -The New York Times Book ReviewAmericans in the twenty-first century are keenly aware of the many forms of terrorism: hijackings, biological attacks, chemical weapons. But the deadliest form is almost too scary to think about-a ...
Warren Buffett
Feb 28, 2005
Must-read for those concerned with the safety of our country.     source
Jim Clayton
First a Dream (New Edition)
by Jim Clayton (with Bill Retherford and Amy Nolan) (Dec 31, 2003)
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This is a captivating "rags to riches" story, as a young boy discovers during the Depression that hard work and sheer perseverance are the keys to living his dreams. First A Dream is filled with practical, easy-to-understand, no-nonsense business lessons that the entrepreneur can apply to his or her own life -- describing the qualities an effective...
Warren Buffett
Feb 27, 2004
Buffett credits Clayton's autobiography with inspiring him to invest in Clayton Homes in 2003. In his 2003 shareholder letter, he wrote that the book was a gift to him from students at the University of Tennessee. Buffett told the students how much he enjoyed the book, and they urged him to call Kevin Clayton to deliver the praise directly.     source
Take on the Street
How to Fight for Your Financial Future
by Arthur Levitt (Nov 10, 2003)
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In Take on the Street, Arthur Levitt--Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years under President Clinton--provides the best kind of insider information: the kind that can help honest, small investors protect themselves from the deliberately confusing ways of Wall Street.At a time when investor confidence in Wall Street and c...
Warren Buffett
Feb 21, 2003
The details of this sordid affair are related in Levitt's excellent book, Take on the Street.     source
Jack
Straight from the Gut
by Jack Welch (Sep 30, 2003)
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They called him Neutron Jack. They called him the world's toughest boss. And then Fortune called him "The Manager of the Century." In his twenty-year career at the helm of General Electric, Jack Welch defied conventional wisdom and turned an aging behemoth of a corporation into a lean, mean engine of growth and corporate innovation. In this remarka...
Warren Buffett
Feb 28, 2002
Jack is the Tiger Woods of management. All CEOs want to emulate him. They won't be able to, but they'll come closer if they listen carefully to what he has to say .     source
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates (Apr 22, 2019)
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A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. ...
Warren Buffett
I think this is one of the best books I've ever read.     source
Business Adventures
Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
by John Brooks (Aug 11, 2014)
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This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in...
Warren Buffett
Not long after I first met Warren Buffett back in 1991, I asked him to recommend his favorite book about business. He didn't miss a beat: "It's 'Business Adventures,' by John Brooks," he said. "I'll send you my copy." I was intrigued: I had never heard of "Business Adventures" or John Brooks.     source
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The Ten Commandments for Business Failure
by Donald R. Keough (Jun 27, 2011)
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Don Keough—a former top executive at Coca-Cola and now chairman of the elite investment banking firm Allen & Company—has witnessed plenty of failures in his sixty-year career (including New Coke). He has also been friends with some of the most successful people in business history, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Rupert Murdoch, a...
Warren Buffett
Don’s best ability is to cut to the chase on an issue, to cut through the bureaucratic fog. Keep it simple is his principle and mine too.     source
The Making of the President 1960
by Theodore H. White (Nov 02, 2009)
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A Harper Perennial Political Classic, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential campaign and the election of John F. Kennedy.The Making of the President: 1960 revolutionized the way modern presidential campaigns are reported. Reporting from within the campa...
Warren Buffett
I love reading good political books, starting with ‘The Making of the President’ back in 1960.     source
Security Analysis
Sixth Edition, Foreword by Warren Buffett (Security Analysis Prior Editions)
by Benjamin Graham (Sep 24, 2008)
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"A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years."--From the Foreword by Warren E. BuffettFirst 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 investin...
Warren Buffett
A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years     source
The Man Behind the Microchip
Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
by Leslie Berlin (Nov 12, 2006)
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Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant interplay...
Warren Buffett
Leslie Berlin does an excellent job of capturing the Bob Noyce I knew: part small-town boy, part big-time genius and always a wonderful friend and citizen.     source
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings
by Philip A. Fisher (Aug 28, 2003)
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Widely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable reading and has been since it was first published in 1...
Warren Buffett
I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...When I met him, I was impressed by the man as by his ideas. A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments     source
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