The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets

The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets

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by Charles R. Morris
     
 

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The violent financial disruptions of the past several years have toppled nearly all of the lords of Wall Street, except for a few voices that warned of economic collapse. Among them, Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Though their experiences and styles vary, the careers of these three men are, to a large degree, stories of success in volatile times.

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The violent financial disruptions of the past several years have toppled nearly all of the lords of Wall Street, except for a few voices that warned of economic collapse. Among them, Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Though their experiences and styles vary, the careers of these three men are, to a large degree, stories of success in volatile times. With the benefit of his own deep understanding of markets and finance, Charles R. Morris brilliantly analyzes their records—and argues for the importance of humility and common sense in navigating the current global economic crisis.

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Library Journal
“Morris’s succinct but insightful biographies and his provocative criticisms make this an informative and recommended choice for most general readers.”

BookPage
“A short, insightful biography of each of these eminently successful men.…. A very timely book with a compelling message for us all.”

Paul Krugman, New York Times Book Review
"The Sages comes to life with its personal profiles, especially the surprisingly endearing portrait of Warren Buffett as a young man.”

Risk Professional
“Morris looks at…three of the biggest names in finance and the qualities that enabled them to maintain a clear-eyed perspective even as markets hurtled out of control.”

Paul Krugman
…the book comes to life with its personal profiles, especially the surprisingly endearing portrait of Warren Buffett as a young man.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586487522
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
06/08/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author


Charles R. Morris has written twelve books, including The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, a New York Times bestseller.

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This book will offer to the reader an insight to the simplicity of decision making when considering investing. Who better to learn from than the greats!