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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

Riveting

THE SNOWBALL-Warren Buffett and the Business of Life is as engrossing a book as I have ever read. It's a real page-turner. I am not in the habit of reading 840 page books with another hundred or so pages of notes but this book was so fascinating I couldn't put it down. ...
THE SNOWBALL-Warren Buffett and the Business of Life is as engrossing a book as I have ever read. It's a real page-turner. I am not in the habit of reading 840 page books with another hundred or so pages of notes but this book was so fascinating I couldn't put it down. Of the hundreds of books I have read I have never reread one until now. I am rereading the book highlighting many of the interesting topics. It truly is about the business of life.

posted by Reality-Man on November 10, 2008

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I would never attempt to read this... HUGE!!

I gave it as a gift. The recipient said he would read it as he has read other books/articles on Buffet. Given at Christmas not yet read!!
oh well... sometimes if a book is tooooooo large it is intimidating and left for unread.

posted by searchin on February 9, 2009

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  • Posted December 4, 2008

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    The Human Side of Greatness

    The Snowball is an in-depth review of Warren Buffett¿s life. At times I found this book surprisingly candid as it identified the frailties as well as strengths of Warren Buffett. This helped me associate with Warren Buffett the person and in my opinion, makes him seem all the more impressive given the challenges he had to overcome during this rise to fame. I found The Snowball to be a must read for those interested in leadership, self-help, or even just a good story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2009

    A Very Interesting Book

    The Snowball is a fascinating story of the life Warren Buffet. The story of how Warren Buffet built his empire to become the wealthiest man on the planet was interesting enough to make this a real page turner. I enjoyed almost everything about this book. One factor that turned me off the book however was the bias of the author, it was obvious that he picked her to write the book because she is a close friend of his. I'm not trying to detract from any of the praise Mr. Buffet receives throughout the book, he is deserving of all of it and more. I just think that its a little hypocritical to quote Warren Buffet in the book as saying to go with the less flattering of any contradictory stories in the book, but at the same time choose a personal friend to write it who can hardly stop praising him. Despite this it's a very interesting read that I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about the business of life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Highly recommended for those with a financial interest

    Great book for those fascinated with financial achievements and they mysteries of Warren Buffet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Great read

    Buffet's life

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    Interesting man - well written book

    I loved this book! I knew very little about Warren Buffet before reading this book, but after reading it I felt I not only knew the man's life story, but more importantly, the man himself. it is a very well written book. Warren Buffet has moved onto my list of people I would like to meet (and it has nothing to do with his money) and this book had moved onto my list of favorites. I highly recommend this book for anyone want a good long read about an extremely facinating person. m.e.

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