But alas, it wasn't so. Billionaires are human beings With a person like Warren Buffett, it is easy to see them only as the embodiment of their financial success. Market is your servant, not your master. I knew of this title before buying, but that was about it. If you've got a problem with an employee in your firm and you fail to do something about it, that's your problem. This baby's got some major boo-boos in just the first 50 pages. I really do not enjoy this part.
The introduction of Munger into his life is also interesting and how his investing philosophy changed because of that. Spelled out in graphic detail. The author did a fantastic job of telling his story in what felt like a real and truthful manner. If you want to know how to live life the correct way and how to do business in a manner that make others proud this book is a must read for you. I realised this as I tried to read along the audiobook towards the end of the book.
Nowadays, I cannot control myself but laugh out loud. It is the most complete life of Warren Buffett so far written. Shareholders and attendees willing to stand in line starting at around 3am are granted one question on a topic of their choosing. A few days later, I received an email from him politely declining. By focus, they meant intense discipline and a passionate perfectionism. And hey, there are lots of invaluable lessons about investing, about business, about life, lurking in the long text. The pursuit of money is rooted in their personality.
A great look at the richest man in the world or second depending on how Bill Gates' stocks did today. One associate said that with a business history as complicated as Buffett's 'there was bound to be a indictment in there somewhere'. At some points of the book, I felt sorry for him. These are the kinds of meanderings that made the book a bit like jogging through a tar pit wearing ten pound ankle weights for me. How adolescent Buffet treated being left behind and recovered from failure is here. Book presents Warren's thought process by introducing concept like Inner scorecard, bathtub memory, value of reputation.
The weakness of this biography is that it doesn't say anything about this powerful and unusual man. Hierology is probably the wrong word, but you do get a sense that the author idolises Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. No concert halls or African medical centres will bear his name. I also appreciate the fact that this is not a glowing portrayal from start to finish, it seems like a fair portrayal, not overly filtered nor overtly striving for the negative.
Warren Buffett is so self-effacing, it can sometimes be difficult to appreciate what he actually does to be successful. There are passages that were absent from the book. And hey, there are lots of i Very detailed and exhaustive biography of the greatest investor of all time, covering almost everything about him since birth up until 2008. It's like Gertrude Stein said about Oakland, ultimately. That certainly makes one pause before making any sort of purchase, from a latte to a house. Likewise, he doesn't really get out of his comfort zone where food or new experiences are concerned.
Having the reputation of one of the World's richest people and having a number of books that lionize him, it is easy to believe th Having read more finance heavy value investing books like Buffettology and Warren Buffett Way, I was expecting a more detailed and numbers driven account of Buffett's life. This biography depicts Buffet as a very limited man. This book started out so promising. I took away a few character traits of Warren Buffett as if it was a self help book. He might not spend it but he has spent his life collecting it.
We are all uniquely fortunate to be living and learning among the likes of such business and financial greatness. Instead he was lucky enough to be born in the literal Land of Opportunity, and he took that opportunity and used it to make billions. Learn how incredibly cheap he could be. I started on a Thursday, and almost every minute of my spare time where my mind was not engaged at work or with family was spent on listening to this book, and I completed on a Sunday morning. And yet he's got more money than God.
But he is the greatest in the world in his own limited sphere. You have to really want something if it's worth ten times more to you than its sticker price. If you want to learn about the movements of the share market, and ho Fascinating book about an inspirational person. There are over 300+ pages of minutia and repetition in the main text. Buffett provided her an extraordinary level of access to his archives, as well as over 2,000 hours of interviews with him and numerous friends, relatives, and associates. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom.