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The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Real Warren Buffett unveils the secret of how Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway to staggering success.

Zeroing in on his original management style and leadership approach, author James O'Loughlin exposes the powerful and practical lessons of Buffett, demonstrating how he became the second richest man in America.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published March 11th 2004 by Nicholas Brealey (first published December 14th 2002)
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Shashi Kumar
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book for all who want to know Warren buffet's true capacity, capability and nature. A mind boggling fact unearthed in this book is that he has a great management skills. And the best part is this book clearly shows ,how trusting in people who take responsibilities of business can be a miracle for the whole business. Must read for all enterprenures.
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I liked this book more than I expected! It's slow, but the author does a great job describing what makes the Oracle of Omaha so special. The subtitle says it all: Managing capital, leading people.

Buffett has a better mentality of business. He looks for the longterm. His two "guarantee" companies are Coca Cola and Gillette. People will always drink coke and need to shave. He asks his acquired businesses that they use as much capital as needed to function at capacity and send him the rest. He allo
Terry Kim
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting take on Warren Buffet's biography but did not like it at all. I picked up this book for investing insight of Warren Buffet. This book mainly focuses Warren Buffet as a CEO and a capital allocator at Berkshire.

To be honest I felt like the author bragged on how great Warren Buffet is without explaining how he came to be and how the reader can also learn to become like him. With every chapter advising the greatness of Warren Buffet, I found it harder to focus with each chapter. There
Joel Gray
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it

WB has 2 functions; i) keeping rich people motivated, ii) allocating capital.

Motivating managers to behave like owners is critical.

Easy access to funding tends to cause ill disciplined decisions.

Discipline sets BH apart from its rivals in insurance.

A businesses that constantly encounters major change also encounters many chances for a major error.

We fi
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
A different kind of Buffett biography, published in 2002, hence talks about the real Berkshire before the mammoth acquisitions made all the prior gems look, well, small.

Talks about the philosophy, the management abilities, Buffett's follies, his difficulties with the late 90s and a lot of small stories, most of which would be known to Buffett fans - but the book is rather different in its treatment of Buffett.
Get it. Read it slowly.

Daniel de Leon
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot. . . 5 stars!
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
I expected more from that book. It contains a lot of information from different sources.
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“Es muy practico ser una persona razonable, porque te permite encontrar o fabricar una razón para todo lo que uno tiene en mente hacer”.
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