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

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

Posted by jack_miller | Published a year ago

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By: Janet Lowe

Purchased At: $20.99

The world takes note when WARREN BUFFETT SPEAKS:

"If people want to improve their investing skills, it has to help to study how the Master does it. This short book outlines Buffett's philosophy and techniques." - Peter S. Lynch, Vice Chairman Fidelity Investments

"Common sense with a deft irony . . ." - John C. Bogle, Chairman The Vanguard Group of Investment Companies

"It was Warren Buffett's thoughts and philosophy that first captivated investors. Janet Lowe has done us all a great service by collecting and arranging Warren Buffett's wit and wisdom in an easy-to-read and enjoyable book." - Robert G. Hagstrom, Jr. Portfolio Manager, Focus Trust author of The Warren Buffett Way

"A must-read. Buffett's wit and wisdom is a roadmap for anyone looking to succeed in business, investing, and life." - Steve Halpern Editor and Publisher Dick Davis Publishing

"With enough insider information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year." "What I am is a realist. I always knew I'd like what I'm doing. Oh, perhaps it would have been nice to be a major league baseball player, but that's where the realism comes in." "If a graduating MBA were to ask me, 'How do I get rich in a hurry?' I would not respond with quotations from Ben Franklin or Horatio Alger, but would, instead, hold my nose with one hand and point with the other toward Wall Street."

Discover life's little secrets of success as revealed by the world's greatest investor. In this wise and winning collection of quotes, writings, and favorite sayings, Warren Buffett Speaks on diverse subjects such as investing, running a business, honesty, schoolteaching, paying taxes, and much, much more. Assembled by bestselling author Janet Lowe - and including a wealth of previously unpublished material - this unprecedented peek into the financial genius's wildly profitable philosophy is often surprising, always intriguing, and sparked throughout by Buffett's unique combination of savvy business smarts and wry wit. Here's just a sample of what you'll find inside: "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway." "All there is to investing is picking good stocks at good times and staying with them as long as they remain good companies." "Maybe grapes from a little eight acre vineyard in France are really the best in the world, but I always had a suspicion that about 99 percent of it is in the telling and about 1 percent of it is in the drinking." "I want to explain my mistakes. This means I do only the things I completely understand." "In the end, I always believe my eyes rather than anything else."
I've read many books in preparation to my trip to the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders' meeting. This one is the simplest, most organized and helpful if you want to get to know the man. Certainly SNOWBALL is the ultimate but it is a long, long read. This is short, sweet and concise.

- azariah_sanchez

This is the updated version and, like the original, is well laid out and informative. It is not a biography, a detailed investment book or summary of annual reports. It is a great collection of quotes, with some excellent narrative, which will give you a wonderful overview of Warren Buffett and his views on investing, business and life. I particulary like the size because it is an easy take-along.

Buffett avoided the Internet bubble, identified/avoided the derivatives problem and has been a champion of reasonable executive compensation. I found myself both laughing and learning as I read this fine book.

- shane_collins

I read the rest of these reviews below and was amazed at how little praise the author got for his creative collection of Buffett insight. I have read many books on Buffett and I like how this author has gotten the facts about Buffett out in a simple easy to read manor. I say it is great bathroom reading because you can just open the book to any point and read a few pages to learn about a certain section in Buffett's life. It is true that all of this info is found in other publications about Buffett, but this book is fun to read and teaches you about Buffett the man and what he has learned about life. I think it is a great supplement to the other books about Buffett and is a must have for anyone who is looking to emulate Buffett's life and success.

- brecken_wilson

A humorous, thinking man's book of business quotes and witticisms.
After you have read your copy, you may consider buying more. They make a nice gift!

Author, Janet Lowe, knows both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger well. She has authored several of their authorized books and participates in the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meetings.

- cayden_green

This collection of insights into the mind of Warren Buffett should be read by all investors and others to give a common sense prospective and a conservative approach to investing and life in general. There is too much hype out there that needs to be balanced by realism. His wit makes the reading all that more enjoyable.

- dallas_kim

This book is perfect for a young entrepreneur!

- benson_kelly

Everybody knows that Buffet is a great investor. What you might not know are is thoughts on friends, family and running a business. This is when this book comes in.

- dwayne_scott

Apart from being an outstanding investor, Warren is skilled at articulating his ideas. This book doesn't necessary teach you anything about investing but it certainly gives you an inkling on how Warren Buffet thinks!

- westin_hill

great product as described, great service, fast delivery. would recommend highly A+++

- zayne_chavez

as described.

- river_kelly

Don't buy this book! Unless you want to experience the worst typography in Amazon. I need my money back.

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