BN.com Gift Guide

Warren Buffett Way: Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 80%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (59) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $5.63   
  • Used (51) from $1.99   

Overview

"Simply the most important new stock book of the 1990s, to date. Buy it and read it." -Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes

The runaway bestseller-updated with new material included for the first time!

"The Warren Buffett Way outlines his career and presents examples of how his investment techniques and methods evolved and the important individuals in that process. It also details the key investment decisions that produced his unmatched record of performance." -from the Foreword by Peter S. Lynch Bestselling author, One Up on Wall Street and Beating the Street

". . . an extraordinarily useful account of the methods of an investor held by many to be the world's greatest." -The Wall Street Journal

"Robert Hagstrom presents an in-depth examination of Warren Buffett's strategies, and the 'how and why' behind his selection of each of the major securities that have contributed to his remarkable record of success. His 'homespun' wisdom and philosophy are also part of this comprehensive, interesting, and readable book." -John C. Bogle Chairman, The Vanguard Group

"It's first rate. Buffett gets a lot of attention for what he preaches, but nobody has described what he practices better than Hagstrom. Here is the lowdown on every major stock he ever bought and why he bought it. Fascinating. You could even try this at home." -John Rothchild Financial columnist Time magazine

Starting with an investment of only $100, investor Warren Buffett has managed to amass billions by buying pieces of companies and holding on to them. Hagstrom, who has followed Buffett's career since the early '80s, focuses here on his investment strategies and shows how they have evolved over the years. Foreword by Peter Lynch.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
An extraordinarily useful account of the methods of an investor held by many to be the world’s greatest.
Phil Fisher
In simple language this book tells the rules by which the most successful American stock investor of modern time got that way. It could be a godsend to the legion of unhappy investors who keep floundering because they ignore the basics of major investment success.
Martin S. Fridson
Warren Buffett is often characterized simply as a 'value investor' or a 'Ben Graham disciple.' Hagstrom fills in the rest of the story with some immensely practical pointers on prospering in the market.
Charles D. Ellis
Warren Buffett is surely the Greatest Investor of this century—not so much because he built a great fortune within a free market as because he has shared his important thinking with us and has openly demonstrated the sagacity and courage so vital to success. Berkshire Hathaway has been my largest, longest investment. Warren has been my best teacher.
Kenneth L. Fisher
Simply the most important new stock book of the 1990s, to date. Buy it and read it.
Forbes
Peter S. Lynch
The Warren Buffett Way outlines his career and presents examples of how his investment techniques and methods evolved and the important individuals in that process. It also details the key investment decisions that produced his unmatched record of performance.
Wall Street Journal
. . . an extraordinarily useful account of the methods of an investor held by many to be the world's greatest.
John C. Bogle
Robert Hagstrom presents an in-depth examination of Warren Buffett's strategies, and the 'how and why' behind his selection of each of the major securities that have contributed to his remarkable record of success. His 'homespun' wisdom and philosophy are also part of this comprehensive, interesting, and readable book.
John Rothchild
It's first rate. Buffett gets a lot of attention for what he preaches, but nobody has described what he practices better than Hagstrom. Here is the lowdown on every major stock he ever bought and why he bought it. Fascinating. You could even try this at home.
Time
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Starting with $10,000 in 1956 and today worth some $8.5 billion, with significant holdings in Coca-Cola, Capital Cities/ ABC and the Washington Post Company, Omaha, Nebr.-based Buffet is a major player on Wall Street. Financial consultant Hagstrom, who did not interview his subject but obtained permission to quote from his Berkshire Hathaway annual reports, here outlines Buffet's iconoclastic tenets for investing. Unlike many entrepreneurs who take over companies to sell them off in bits, Buffet buys and holds. He rejects the ``efficient market theory''; he doesn't worry about the stock market; and he buys a business, not a stock. He manages with a small staff, no computers and a ``hands off'' strategy. Learning his secrets here, now the rest of us can do a Buffet? Illustrations. Fortune Book Club dual main selection. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Hagstrom, a principal in a Philadelphia investment firm, describes the investment strategies and techniques used by Warren Buffett to realize enormous success as a professional investor. Aiming his analysis at the individual investor, Hagstrom reviews the influence of Buffett's mentors, Ben Graham and Philip Fisher, and illustrates Buffett's synthesis of their investment philosophies. Hagstrom provides case studies of Buffett's major investments, showing the qualities of the companies that had appeal. Buffett's investment philosophy espouses long-term investing, respect for good management, and recognition of the value of a business franchise. This insightful work is a worthwhile complement to Graham's classic writings, considered essential for new investors.-Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad. Lib., West Point, N.Y.
David Rouse
Warren Buffett was identified as the richest person in America by "Forbes" last year. Of the more than 70 individuals or families worth more than $1 billion on "Forbes" list, only Buffett acquired his wealth through investing. Hagstrom, a principal at a Philadelphia investment firm, has tracked the success of Buffett for more than 10 years and argues that the same strategies that Buffett uses in selecting acquisitions can be used by individuals in selecting stocks. Buffett's firm, Berkshire Hathaway, has one of the most widely read annual reports issued, with Buffett himself personally contributing advice, humor, and insight. Hagstrom had Buffett's approval in including extensive quotes from these reports, but Buffett cooperated in no other way with this book. Hagstrom examines the influence of Benjamin Graham and his classic "The Intelligent Investor" on Buffett and details what Buffett looks for in his investments. Recommended for libraries with popular investment collections.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471177500
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/7/1997
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 269,805
  • Product dimensions: 4.23 (w) x 6.79 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT G. HAGSTROM, JR., CFA, is a principal with Lloyd, Leith & Sawin, a Philadelphia firm that is responsible for over $100 million in assets. He is also fund manager of The Focus Trust, a no-load mutual fund based upon the tenets outlined in this book.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Five-Sigma Event.

The Two Wise Men.

Mr.Market and the Lemmings.

Buying a Business.

Permanent Holdings.

Fixed-Income Marketable Securities.

Equity Marketable Securities.

A Few More Good Stocks.

An Unreasonable Man.

Appendix.

Notes.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2003

    Great book for the average investor

    The 'Warren Buffet Way: Investment Strategies of the World's Greatest Investor,' is a great book to learn about value investing. It helps the average investor understand Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher as well as Warren Buffet investing philosophy. This book will help open the eyes of the average investor in a way that will help him/her understand how to select reasonable businesses. However, it seems to me as if the author did not really explained in the book what Buffet has in mind when it comes to analyze a business. The author also did not provide case studies about the companies that Warren Buffet selected.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)