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Warren Buffet Speaks
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A compilation of Buffet's philosophies about investing and wealth told through anecdotes and quotations. A quick and very interesting read. Buffet is the ultimate fundamental investor, so much so that he never even calls it that. To summarize his approach: know what businesses you understand; buy as you would if forced to hold for 5 or 10 years; look for simple bargains (selling less than book value; position is strong and someone will know what to do with it if current management doesn't; marke ...more
Whilst there is a lot to admire about Buffet, I didn't come away with much in the way of new insights about the man or his investment style, and the fawning style of the book is wearing. I was left with the impression that whilst Buffet is obviously a fabulous long term investor, he is rather controlling and sensitive to criticism, and that his self-deprecating style and frugality are perhaps a little too self conscious. It is, thankfully, a fairly short book.
Very good book. Gave me a whole new look at Warren. Amoung the things he said, one that I found very interested was that if there were 600 companies like Burkshire hathaway no one would need to pay taxes. Another think I found interesting was that he believed that he was better at making money instead of spending, hense the reason he gave so much to Bill Gates