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The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett's Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management

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A collection of pithy and inspiring sayings from America's favorite businessman that reveal his secrets of success

Like the sayings of the ancient Chinese philospher Lao-tzu, Warren Buffett's worldly wisdom is deceptively simple and enormously powerful in application. In The Tao of Warren Buffett, Mary Buffett -- author of three books on Warren Buffett's investment method
ebook, 192 pages
Published November 21st 2006 by Scribner (first published January 1st 2006)
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Alfredo A.
May 18, 2013 Alfredo A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hi Mary and David :

So far my wife and I have done more than $144,000.00 in one year with just a $26 thousand stock investment . I owe it mainly, to studying hard all of Mary Buffet's books, specially the Tao of Warren Buffet, the best book I have ever read.

Thanks to your books Mary, I am getting rich and I have founded the Atwater School Of Buffettology. Right now I am looking for a government to sponsor the school. The school will be an internet federal higher education school for the whole wor
Jack Hansen
Warren Buffet offers wisdom that made him a billionaire but I do not feel I shall have the same results as he in this day and age. However, his business acumen and attitude toward life do teach sound decision-making that can improve one's station in life. I listened to this book on a two-CD set.
Derek Mel
Jan 13, 2017 Derek Mel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy to understand & digest. Very helpful book.
Nov 13, 2015 Adel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
الكتاب عبارة عن نصائح مأخوذة من وارن بافيت في مجال المال والأعمال .. الكتاب فيه بعض الفوائد وصغير الحجم لكن يعيبه الكثير من التكرار .. بشكل عام ليس ذلك الكتاب الذي ينصح فيه بشدة
Jul 03, 2012 Tony rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
"Never ask a barber if you need a haircut"

Sound stuff.
Jericho Eames
Jul 03, 2017 Jericho Eames rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book on investment and all that financial jam. I really have no interest in anything that requires investing, but since my sister recommended me to try it, I thought, why not? I didn't regret it. Even though it's mostly lessons on investment, there are also some life lessons to be learnt as well. Much of his advice can be adapted into life as well. It's a good read after all.
Hoang Dinh
Jun 17, 2017 Hoang Dinh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy and interesting read

Very straight to the point and thought provoking. The "tao" is quite general and can be applied broader than investment
I liked reading Buffet's quotes, but the tidbits that went with them were often dull. It was just okay...
Sabina Kelly
this was a quick listen - only two cds. Not any real nuggets, cut the "if you do like warren does, be prepared to take a pass and be patient". Some Duplication amoung points
Feb 26, 2017 mohammad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب ممتاز للمستثمر
Alberto Lopez
Feb 22, 2017 Alberto Lopez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yong Wang
Feb 18, 2017 Yong Wang rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stock
good stuff to remind me of the fundamental investment principles
Bronislava Sencakova
Je to buď jednorazovka, ktorá neurazí, ale ani nenadchne, alebo sa dá brať ako breviár buffetTAOizmu, do ktorého denne nahliadneme, vyberieme si jeden citát a meditujeme nad ním v kontexte všedného dňa/podnikania. Pre mňa to bol zaujímavý čitateľský výlet.

Zbierka bufetovej Buffettovej múdrosti - spolu 125 krátych citátov, ktorých prečítanie zaberie asi 20 minút. Každý citát je opatrený omnoho dlhším komentárom autorov podaným buffettovskou optikou, takže aspoň prvé čítanie potrvá dlhšie. Niektor
Mar 14, 2015 Topher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I'm doing a lot of commuting right now - actually, I'm doing a lot of commuting 2 days a week, and not so much the rest of the time. But that time becomes perfect for podcasts - and I've started listening to several finance ones again. Partially that's also an indirect result of that commute - with a job comes some money that can be invested. And so, I've returned to my fascination with Buffett.

An interesting book, both for what's clearly in it, and for the not so clear bit about Mary's relatio
Ryan Wah
The two things that standout to me are the facts that: 1) Warren Buffett is shooting for an annual return of 20% and 2) he's looking to buy good companies with a durable competitive advantage cheaply.

RE: 1) He doesn't benchmark his performance against the index (he's not chasing annual returns, trying to beat the market each calendar year). Instead, he knows that if he averages those returns he'll beat the market handily over chunks of time. Sometimes investments take time to increase in value
Terry Koressel
Dec 18, 2016 Terry Koressel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Each page of this 125 page book contains a classic Warren Buffet aphorism with an explanation and interpretation by Mary Buffet, author and ex-daughter-in-law of Mr. Buffet. To those who are already well-read Buffet fans, there is nothing new in the book. The aphorisms are already well known to most interested in the investment field. Even though Warren Buffet is highly quotable...often humorous (very) and profound at the same time...I found Mary Buffet's added interpretation mostly shallow and ...more
Austen Signalz
Oct 24, 2015 Austen Signalz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Tao of Warren Buffett is a rather simple book about a rather simple man. It delves into the main philosophy of Warren Buffett, his investing strategy, and random gems about becoming a successful person. The structure of the book is the format of (Quote, Analysis); an aphorism or short idea is presented at the top of the page and analysis for that quote is presented below it. I think the book could have proved more useful if it included more comprehensive, concrete investing advice and analys ...more
Some positive things about the book:

1- The idea behind the book (choosing short sentences of wisdom from a wise smart man in his field).
2- The book is about "the great: Warren Buffet".
3- It is a takeaway book (very light and easy to digest).

Some negatives (that can be avoided in the next edition)

1- There are 125 sayings of warren. Each in no more than one page (not even a full page). It would be much more appropriate to put the source of his words (citation) in each page not at the end of the bo
Edwin Setiadi
Jan 12, 2017 Edwin Setiadi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Warren Buffett's quotations explained

Warren Buffett is well known for his wit and wisdom, and over the years his words have become many memorable quotes. This book is the elaboration of those quotes, 125 to be exact, where every single one of them are explained in a short and concise manner.

It's nice and simple, and straight forward. The kind of book that often make you stop reading and think. This book should be read by every investors as a moral guidance, and by pretty much everyone who are se
Yiting Shen
Very quick read with 125 insights, majority of them are common knowledge indeed.

Conviction is based on what you know will happen, faith is based on what you hope will happen.

The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they're too heavy to be broken - Bertrand Russel

Proper investment approach is not intuitive - it is rational with the right temperament.

Some people can make decisions and some people can't. The ones who can will lead, and the ones who can't will follow.

What we learn from h
Jan 16, 2013 Visakan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book does the opposite of distilling ideas and principles. It's obviously written just to milk the Buffett name. There's a lot of unnecessary verbiage and repetition, which I find ultimately distracting.

The principles mentioned are valid and useful, and they should be described in a manner that allows those principles to shine.

Instead, it reads like a bunch of bad blog posts from a wannabe investment guru.

Could've been so much more, with so much less.
Apr 17, 2012 JR rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ron and I listened to this one together and we liked it enough to start it over and listen a second time right after we finished it. If I have any quibbles, it is that the book makes it sound easy to do what Warren does. It isn't, or we'd all be rolling in dough. But, the advice is sound and worthy. I just have to learn how to make good use of it.

Audio version is read by my favorite narrator: Anna Fields.
Jul 26, 2011 Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I plow through Buffett's 1,000 page biography, I wanted another small complete quality dose of the man for some enrichment. This book completely delivered. It's practically a modern Ethics of the Fathers and would be insightful enough without the compilers' explanatory comments. Having those added is just another bonus to the overall quality of the book. We'll see if I can apply some of the lessons. Until then, I find Warren Buffett utterly fascinating.
Verena Wachnitz
Warren Buffett's investment philosophy is very valuable but this book is repetitive and superficial. I haven't searched but I believe most of the quotes of these book are available on the internet for anyone who cares to search... and the comments below are not extremely insightful. Maybe more concrete examples (there are a few but rather repetitive) would have added more value.
Lucas Remmerswaal
Sep 06, 2011 Lucas Remmerswaal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mary Buffett, has done a great job, this is a good little read and will help you to understand how Warren Buffett thinks about investing. But most it's important to understand how Warren Buffett thinks about habits, that's why I wrote the "13 Habits that made me Billions" series of books, to empower kids to make the world a better place.
Mar 06, 2011 Ferdi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks for the wonderfully simple tips and wisdoms to cherish and follow. I am sure to apply some of those daily in my business and personal lives. One of my favorite quotes went like this: Number 117. "No matter how great the talent of effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant"
Oct 24, 2008 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
Shelves: thinker, non-fic
A quick read. A fair amount of redundancy. For someone that doesn't pay a lot of attention to the world of investments, it was a good read. It made me think more about my retirement plans and how the sooner I make a solid effort, rather than the passive effort I'm making now, the better off I'll (we'll) be. I recommend!
Chris Armer
Mar 29, 2016 Chris Armer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent little book filled with Buffett's aphorisms. I was really helped with the encouragement to be an investor and not a speculator. I will take many of the things from the book and consider them in my next investment decisions.
Aug 15, 2013 Efrem rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a compilation of quotes from Warren Buffett on different topics. Students of Buffett, called Buffetologists, provide their annotations on these quotes. There was value to me in his quotes and in their thoughts about them.
ZhiBing Lovegood
Apr 04, 2012 ZhiBing Lovegood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some very wise words here, even though it gets very repetitive especially with regards to the man's investing philosophy, but all the better to highlight the essence of this book. Everyone should read it because this world lacks common sense.
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