Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love

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Taking a long, hard look at Buffett's investment choices, business and investing guru Adam Brownlee identifies the common principles that link the many companies that populate Berkshire Hathaway's impressive portfolio. Highlighting the essentials that make these businesses great-from their strong earnings track records to their ability to successfully raise prices to match inflation-the audiobook presents a road map for transforming your business using the same simple values ...
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Overview

Taking a long, hard look at Buffett's investment choices, business and investing guru Adam Brownlee identifies the common principles that link the many companies that populate Berkshire Hathaway's impressive portfolio. Highlighting the essentials that make these businesses great-from their strong earnings track records to their ability to successfully raise prices to match inflation-the audiobook presents a road map for transforming your business using the same simple values that define these economic powerhouses.

Humorous and accessible, BUILDING A SMALL BUSINESS THAT WARREN BUFFETT WOULD LOVE looks at some of the world's most successful businesses-Coke, Hershey's, McDonald's, and many others-to demonstrate the sound logic and plain-to-see success of Buffett's way of doing business. Packed with essential information for start-ups and existing small businesses looking to take things to the next level, the audiobook includes everything budding entrepreneurs need to know to build fundamentally sound small businesses that will not only survive but thrive in today's uncertain economic climate.

Warren Buffett redefined successful investing when he figured out exactly what makes a successful business tick and then put his money into those businesses-and only those businesses. It worked for him, and it can work for you. With this audiobook, you've taken the first step towards creating the kind of small business that not just Buffett, but any intelligent investor, will love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469000336
  • Publisher: Gildan Media Corp
  • Publication date: 3/7/2012
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

Adam Brownlee

Adam Brownlee is the author of three books on business and investing. As the former Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center at Western Kentucky University, he has assisted hundreds of small business owners in making key decisions about the refinement and reformation of their businesses.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Painting the Picture of the Ideal Business 1

Chapter 1 Buffett and the Fundamental Business Perspective 9

Chapter 2 The Importance of a Consumer Monopoly or Toll Bridge 19

Chapter 3 Strong, Consistent, and Growing Earnings 31

Chapter 4 Emphasizing a High Return on Equity 51

Chapter 5 Retained Earnings—The Fuel for the Engine of Compounding Returns 81

Chapter 6 The Tumor of Long-Term Debt 131

Chapter 7 Keeping Up with the Joneses 147

Chapter 8 With Healthy Net and Gross Margins 157

Chapter 9 Building a Small Business That Warren Buffett Would Love—Finishing the Landscape 167

Epilogue 175

Notes 185

About the Author 189

Index 191

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