Even Buffett Isn't Perfect: What You Can--and Can't--Learn from the World's Greatest Investor

Even Buffett Isn't Perfect: What You Can--and Can't--Learn from the World's Greatest Investor


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A contrarian look at how Warren Buffett thinks about investing and related issues

Warren Buffett is the most successful and revered investor of all time. His ability to consistently find undervalued companies has made him one of the world’s richest men.

Despite many previous books about him, it’s rare to find an objective assessment—one that praises him when appropriate, but also recognizes that even Buffett makes mistakes. For instance, is he right to call for higher taxes and an end to earnings guidance? Should Buffett fans copy his avoidance of technology stocks?

In this penetrating look at how Buffett thinks, Vahan Janjigian shows readers how to learn from the master’s best moves while avoiding strategies that don’t apply to small investors. And he explains Buffett’s favorite valuation methodology, the discounted cash flow model, and how it can significantly reduce the odds of overpaying for a stock.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591842705
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Vahan Janjigian grew up in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He attended Lower Merion High School where he developed a life-long love for track & field. Vahan holds degrees from Villanova University and Virginia Tech. He spent many years teaching corporate finance and investments at various universities. He joined Forbes in 1997 to serve as editor of the Forbes Special Situation Survey, one of the nation's oldest continuously published investment newsletters. While he still fills that role, Vahan is also Chief Investment Officer at Greenwich Wealth Management, LLC, where he manages portfolios for his clients.

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From the Publisher

"This is the best book on Buffett in years. Compelling, penetrating, and highly valuable."
-Lawrence Kudlow, host, CNBC's Kudlow and Company

"The author takes a contrarian - or at least mildly dissenting - view of Mr. Buffett's investing acumen. . . Mr. Janjigian also sheds light on Mr. Buffett's magic. Mr. Buffett has two large advantages that the average investor doesn't have, advantages that are often overlooked by those who try to mimic him."
-The Wall Street Journal

"This is exactly what has been missing from the litany of Buffett books. Vahan's razor sharp arguments make this book a unique- and important- work for every Buffett friend or foe."
-Barbara Marcin, portfolio manager, Gabelli Blue Chip Value Fund "Clear and compelling."
-Publishers Weekly

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