The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.
Author: Alice Schroeder
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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Publisher: Shortcut Edition
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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Author: Book Summary PublishingPublish On: 2020-02-04
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The Snowball Book Summary - Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - How to invest like warren buffett - Key Lessons From Schroeder's Book. By reading this summary, you'll learn about Warren Buffett, "The Oracle of Omaha," an American icon who started out with nothing but who is ranked today as the third wealthiest man. The author recounts his personal life, specifically his complicated relationship with his entourage, as well as his professional life and the guiding principles he applied to accumulate his fortune. Why read this summary: Save time Understand the key concepts Notice: This is a THE SNOWBALL Book Summary. Alice Schroeder's Book. NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK.
Schroeder first met Warren Buffett in 1998. Her book The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life was published by Bloomsbury in September 2008. There have been many books written about Warren Buffett that purport to reveal the ...
Author: Gary Fellers
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Simplifying complex business practices for application. An expert bridges the gap between learning business practices and implementing them with this compact volume of principles from W. Edwards Deming. The Deming system was the secret to Japan's economic miracle after World War II. Now the "14 Points for Managers" and "7 Deadly Diseases of Management" are explained without complicated mathematical formulae. Fellers' easy-to-read format makes this imporant resource accessible to everyone. Chapters on interdepartmental coordination and manager-employee relationships explain why some outdated forms of leadership fail and how to replace them with effective frontline management.
If you fear that everyone in financial markets is greedy, predatory or incompetent, says a review in the Houston Chronicle, Alice Schroeder's The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life will convince you that there's at least ...
Author: Yanky Fachler
Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
Category: Business & Economics
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Author: Businessnews PublishingPublish On: 2016-09-09
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Lawrence Cunningham, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (Boston: Lawrence A. Cunningham, 2001), 25. Introduction 2. Alice Schroeder, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (New York: Bantam Dell, ...
Author: Jeremy Miller
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Business & Economics
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.