Gems from Warren Buffett: Wit and Wisdom from 34 Years of Letters to Shareholders

Gems from Warren Buffett: Wit and Wisdom from 34 Years of Letters to Shareholders

by Warren Buffett
     
 

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Gavagan's (12 Critical Things Your Family Needs To Know) book is exactly what the title promises: a collection of Buffett's wittier moments from 34 years' worth of his letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. The selections are arranged into thematic chapters, including management, accounting, admitting fault, market forces, government, and many more. The only commentary provided is in the form of a very short introduction to the collection and in even shorter explanatory notes to some of the quotations. There is no arguing that Buffett knows his way around companies and investing, and this collection shows he's also no stranger to clever writing. (On death: "I've reluctantly discarded the notion of my continuing to manage the portfolio after my death—abandoning my hope to give new meaning to the term 'thinking outside the box.'") VERDICT A fun roundup of the investment maven's lighter moments that may be more suitable as a gift book than as a business how-to. Twenty percent of the book's proceeds will be given to a Buffett-supported charity.—Sarah Statz Cords, The Reader's Advisor Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980005646
Publisher:
Cole House LLC
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
122
Age Range:
15 Years

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