Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor

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Over the years, as Warren Buffett's influence and affluence havegrown, one thing has remained the same—his unpretentious,honest, and optimistic approach toward business and life. In thiscompletely revised edition of Warren Buffett Speaks, bestsellingauthor Janet Lowe shows you why.

Updated to reflect Buffett's life over the past decade, thisbook contains a delightfully entertaining collection of quotes,writings, and favorite sayings from the ...

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Overview

Over the years, as Warren Buffett's influence and affluence havegrown, one thing has remained the same—his unpretentious,honest, and optimistic approach toward business and life. In thiscompletely revised edition of Warren Buffett Speaks, bestsellingauthor Janet Lowe shows you why.

Updated to reflect Buffett's life over the past decade, thisbook contains a delightfully entertaining collection of quotes,writings, and favorite sayings from the world's most successfulinvestor.

Often surprising, always intriguing, and sparked throughout byBuffett's unique combination of savvy business smarts and dry wit,this new edition is filled with Buffett's musings on subjects suchas the Internet economy, family and friends, running a business,paying taxes, and much more. It also examines the thinking thatprompted the second richest man in the world to give 85% of hiswealth to the first richest couple (Bill and Melinda Gates) todistribute to charity.

More than just a book about investing, Warren Buffett Speaksreveals the personality and philosophy of one of the world's mostcompelling figures.

Peppered with pearls of wisdom cultivated throughout his life,this book will help you understand and appreciate Buffett's beliefson a variety of important issues. Here's a sample of just some ofthe honest and engaging insights you'll find inside:

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes toruin it. If you think about that, you'll do thingsdifferently."

"You don't need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not agame where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with a 130 IQ.Rationality is essential."

"I want to be able to explain my mistakes. This means I do onlythe things I completely understand."

"You should invest in a business that even a fool could run,because someday a fool will."

"Over the years, a number of very smart people have learned thehard way that a long stream of impressive numbers multiplied by asingle zero always equals zero."

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Editorial Reviews

USA Today
"Some nice touches include a General Electric chronology and a short glossary of company lingo." (September 17, 1998)
USA Today
Some nice touches include a General Electric chronology and a short glossary of company lingo.
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Warren Buffett Speaks is a highly agreeable collection of Buffett quotes, ordered by subject. From an education point of view, it ranks as high as anything else you will find.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470152621
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/31/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 421,930
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 5.26 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Lowe is the author of the bestselling Bill Gates Speaks and Jack Welch Speaks. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

About Life.

Omaha? Omawhere? Omawhat?

Live How You Want To Live.

Eat What You Want To Eat.

Have A Hobby.

Be Passionate.

Aim High.

Aim Well.

Focus On Your Goals.

Keep Life In Perspective.

Be Honest.

Tell The Whole Truth, Please.

Letter To The Wall Street Journal.

Cultivate Good Character.

Believe In Yourself.

But Don't Get Too Stuck On Yourself.

Dodge The Hype.

Share Your Wisdom.

Disregard Old Age.

ALSO:

Attention Investors: Warren Buffett Is Crossing TheStreet.

Nice Guys Finish First—Sometimes.

Choose Your Heroes Well.

Rose Blumkin, Matriarch Of The Nebraska FurnitureMart.

About Friends.

Know What Friendship Is.

Go To Bat For Your Pals.

Guiding Governor Schwarzenegger.

Build Lifelong Friendships.

ALSO:

Charlie Munger.

About Family.

Don't Spoil Your Kids.

The Buffett Children.

Work Things Out With Your Wife.

Be Kind To Your Mother.

ALSO:

What Others Say About Warren Buffett.

Buffett's.

The Controversial Susan T.

Buffett Foundation.

What Leila Buffett Had To Say About Her Son.

What The Critics Say.

About Work.

Work For The Fun Of It.

Start Early.

Work Where You Want To Work.

Work With Good People.

Give A Pat On The Back.

Be Loyal To Your Partners.

Guard Your Time.

Know When To Quit.

About Running A Business.

Communicate Well.

Know When To Say No.

Set An Example.

Take Care Of Shareholders.

Hire Well, Manage Little.

Put A Premium On Experience.

Be Smart About Allocating Capital.

Be Brave.

Use Crossover Skills.

The Mighty Machine Called Berkshire Hathaway.

ALSO:

The Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting.

Goodbye To A Good Idea.

The Salomon Scandal.

Berkshire Hathaway Online.

About Investing.

Have A Philosophy.

Recognize The Enemy: Inflation.

Experience Epiphany.

Never Mind What The Professors Say.

Meet Mr. Market—Your Servant, Not Your Guide.

Ignore Mr. Market's Moods.

Listen For Opportunity's Call.

Know The Difference Between Price And Value.

Seek Intrinsic Value.

Expect To Be Out Of Step.

Earnings, Earnings, Earnings.

Look Forward, Not Back.

Avoid Risk.

Don't Gamble.

Watch For Unusual Circumstances.

Don't Be Surprised By Circumstances.

Avoid Excessive Debt.

Look For Screaming Bargains.

Arbitrage When Possible.

Be Patient.

Think For Yourself.

Have The Right Tools.

Be Wary Of Wall Street.

Only Buy Securities That You Understand.

An Old Dog Prowls New Markets.

PetroChina.

An Expanding Circle Of Competence.

Buy Reading Glasses.

Become An Investigative Reporter.

Keep It Simple.

Think Big.

Know What You're Looking For.

Don't Sweat The Math.

Admire Frugality.

Set Realistic Goals.

Face Facts.

Expect Change.

Be Capable Of Change.

Admit Your Mistakes.

No Thumb Sucking.

Join AA (Airlines Anonymous).

Learn From Your Mistakes.

Buy Storybook Stocks.

Seek Excellent Companies.

Stick With Quality.

Junk Bonds.

Appreciate Franchise Value.

Respect Pricing Power.

Find A Company With Cheap Float (Then Try To Not Misplace TheCompany).

Learn To Like Monopoly.

Find Managers Who Think Like Owners.

Management Is Important, But A Good

Company Is More Important.

Avoid The Institutional Imperative (The Tendency ForCorporations To Act Like Lemmings).

Favor Companies That Repurchase Their Own Stock.

Don't Worry About Diversification.

Invest For The Long Term.

To Sum Up.

And When You've Become Wealthy By Following In The Footsteps OfBuffett, Pay Your Dues To Society.

Investing Is One Way Of Contributing To The PublicWell-Being.

When Rewards Are Disproportionate.

Pay Your Taxes And Don't Complain.

Give As Generously As You Receive.

Thoughts On Charitable Giving.

Will Buffett's Gift Affect The Company?

The Last Word.

ALSO:

Benjamin Graham.

The Used-Cigar-Butt School Of Investing.

He Tells Them, But They Don't Listen.

Baby Berkshire Shares.

What Does The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Do?

CHARTS:

Berkshire Hathaway Book Value Vs. The S&P 500.

Berkshire Hathaway Share Price.

Time Line.

Endnotes.

Permissions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2009

    GREAT BOOK!

    This was a very interesting and fun book to read. It read very quickly and i would reccomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    Suprisingly Enjoyable Book

    I rate this book highly beacause it was an enjoyable, quick read. I found it very interesting how this book portrays Warren Buffet as an ordinary guy despite his enormous wealth. Its like a basic book of how to life life to a high degree according to Warren Buffet of course. His observations and advice seem so obvious to me yet so new. The way the book incorporates Buffet's anecdotes and historical facts, makes it entertaining at times. I also like that the sections are so short and to-the-point. They don't drag at all;the changing subjects keeps it interesting.Perhaps the best thing about the book is that Buffet's advice is logical and very easy to understand although I would recommend reading it twice so as to help one to better remember what was said. This book humanizes Buffet to me. Now I see him as a friendly guy with a family (and mistress) who likes to play bridge and drinks five cherry Cokes a day. It confuses me how the man's philosophy of life is so relatively simple and sounds like what so many others follow, yet few can be found called,"the world's greatest investor."

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