Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book

Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book

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by Carol J. Loomis
     
 

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Carol J. Loomis first wrote about Warren Buffett for Fortune in 1966, when he was a little–known hedge fund manager in Omaha. They became close personal friends over the following decades, giving Loomis unique access and insight into the mind of the world's greatest investor. For the last thirty–five years, she has also been the pro–bono

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Carol J. Loomis first wrote about Warren Buffett for Fortune in 1966, when he was a little–known hedge fund manager in Omaha. They became close personal friends over the following decades, giving Loomis unique access and insight into the mind of the world's greatest investor. For the last thirty–five years, she has also been the pro–bono editor of his famous annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire–Hathaway. Now Loomis has collected and updated the best Buffett articles Fortune has ever published, including thirteen cover stories and six by Buffett himself, ranging from the 1960s to the 2010s.

By putting these pieces into context and adding fresh commentary, she has created a definitive history of Buffett's business and investing career. Listeners will gain new insights not only into his investment strategies, but also his wisdom on management, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting. And despite her close ties to Buffett, Loomis includes articles and commentary about his occasional mistakes and bad predictions. Many books have been written about Buffett over the years, but none with this unique combination of exclusive access, deep understanding, and historical perspective.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
09/02/2013
This anthology of works about Warren Buffett provides a thorough examination of one of the world’s most successful business leaders. Culled from articles by Loomis that appeared in Fortune between 1966 and 2012, this collection provides an almost complete picture of all things Buffett. Narrator Susan Boyce hands in a strong, well-articulated performance, but her reading lacks the sort of emotion that would make this audio edition more engaging. Barry Press infuses his narration with more feeling, but fails to vary his pacing and emphasis. In all, this is an engaging collection of articles, but listeners may lose interest somewhere along the way. A Portfolio hardcover. (June)
Publishers Weekly
This fascinating collection presents a selection of articles about the financial mogul, many by Loomis and twelve12 by Buffett himself, published in Fortune Magazine from the time he first burst on the scene as a young financial genius up until today. As a longtime personal friend, she brings a unique perspective into his mindset, but readers will likely treasure Buffett's own insights most of all, such as his view of inheritance, reported in 1986: "To him the perfect amount to leave children is â??enough money so they would feel they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing.'" More recently, in 2010, he explained, "My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery." His common sense and wry humor can be appreciated by everyone, but investors will be especially intrigued by gems like this explanation of Berkshire Hathaway's management philosophy: "We want people to join us because they want to be with us until they die." Loomis has created an engaging picture of a great influencer of our time. Agent: Tracy Brown, Tracy Brown Literary. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
“Loomis has created an engaging picture of a great influencer of our time.”
Publishers Weekly

“Serious investors as well as those interested in the history of Berkshire Hathaway and the philanthropic ideas of Buffett will enjoy these revealing pieces extracted from theFortunearchives.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482100747
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
15
Sales rank:
1,228,445
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.90(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

CAROL J. LOOMIS is a senior editor-at-large at Fortune, where she has worked since 1954. She has been the magazine’s expert on Warren Buf­fett since 1966 and has edited his annual letter to shareholders since 1977. Her many honors include five lifetime achievement awards, including a Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism and Time Inc.’s first-ever Henry Luce Award. This is her first book. She lives in Westchester County.

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