The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America

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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren Buffett, Lawerence A. Cunningham

In the third edition of this international best seller, Lawrence Cunningham brings you the latest wisdom from Warren Buffett's annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. New material addresses:

- the financial crisis and its continuing implications for investors, managers and society;

- the housing bubble at the bottom of that crisis;

- the debt and derivatives excesses that fueled the crisis and how to deal with them;

- controlling risk and protecting reputation in corporate governance;

- Berkshire's acquisition and operation of Burlington Northern Santa Fe;

- the role of oversight in heavily regulated industries;

- investment possibilities today; and

- weaknesses of popular option valuation models.

Some other material has been rearranged to deepen the themes and lessons that the collection has always produced:

- Buffett's “owner-related business principles” are in the prologue as a separate subject and

- valuation and accounting topics are spread over four instead of two sections and reordered to sharpen their payoff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966446104
Publisher: Cunningham Group, The
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 6.77(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Warren Buffett is the Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway, a $70+ billion holding company engaged in a variety of businesses. Lawrence Cunningham is a Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School.

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Essays of Warren Buffett 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Joms-Viking More than 1 year ago
What Warren Buffet says straight from the hours's mouth. An assembly of all his best Invester's letters. If you have $124,000 a share to buy some Berkshire Hathaway stock you probably already know some of this, but for the rest of the world, it's pure gold (maybe platinum). One of those rare peeks into the mind of a genius, at the peak of his game. This is what your idiot teachers should have been teaching you in grade school, instead of the Earth will soon die, because it is getting colder (yah, they were go0fy in the early 1970s too. Twenty years of applying this, should make the Ex-cheerleader regret she doesn't know you, come High School re-union time and give you lots of new phraes like "Get with my scheduler and we will try and work you in, he's a genius."
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I believe all managers in financial institutions need to read the thoughts presented in Financial due dilligence and lessons for corporate America.it cuts across the globe.good and timely stuff for all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At the 2000 annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett answered a shareholder's question about good books to read by saying this one is the best book on investment philosophy and that Cunningham did a great job. Buffett had said a similar thing a couple of years ago at the annual meeting right after the book first came out in the original edition. I think he is still right--even more right with this new edition.