I respect Warren Buffett and I do find his life moderately interesting. I think this book had too much detail, maybe I made the mistake in getting the unabridged version. The author seemed to be forcing the title of the book into the story. I think mostly I did not enjoy this writers style (preferring Walter Isaacson). Warren Buffett himself is very wise, I did learn from this book and it has affected my outlook.
Fascinating, riveting, revealing.
The author did a stunning job bringing to light and life the boy, the son, the husband, the father and the financial genius that is Warren Buffet. I understand Warren himself was not pleased with the author who he trusted and felt betrayed by. I wish I could reach out to Warren personally and let him know that through this work I felt I was given a magic porthole into a man whom I have always respected and now, feel I understand. I can not imagine how difficult it must be for a man of his stature to be so exposed and yet it is through this very exposure that Warren becomes more human, heartfelt and accessible. I learned so many things that I can apply to my own life and learning and am very grateful to Alice Schroeder for such a profound work.
The entire book was one great scene but I found the chapters on Warren's young life the most fascinating as they really give great insight as to many of the things we would come to know of him in his later life.
Absolutely but with 65 chapters...that would have been a near impossible task. I did find myself hanging out in my car many mornings wishing I could continue but alas, duty called!
Disclaimer: I am so not a person steeped in financial titles. In fact, I joke with my family that I am financially and numerically impaired but I have been recommending this book to everyone I know and think it would also make a great movie.
This book is a must read for anyone interested in business and investing. Buffett is a great mind and I learned a ton by following the development of his life story. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
This book wonderfully portrays Warren Buffet's life and personality, giving great insight into what makes him such an astonishing figure.
Absolutely! This clarifies how Warren Buffett truly earned what he has.
Detailed, in-depth overview of Warren Buffet's personal and professional life. Best Biography I have ever listened to.
Don't expect a story that makes sense. Buffett has opinions that become ingrained into the narrative late in the book. it is almost as if he is making a political statement about his life, contradictory to what got him ahead. decent narration. not bad nor good.
If you are interested in business and investing this book, while being very long, is worth a read. I came away amazed at Mr Buffett's ability to hold onto and stick to his principles throughout the 50 + years of his investing career. His family life isn't what it appears from the outside. Ditto for his political beliefs, especially on social issues.
Yes, this guy has had an extraordinary life, he is smart, interesting, and everyone can learn something from him.
Grant's Autobiography. Great men, sort of self made, but with a lot of help from friends and family, who have had an outsized impact on the Nation and world for different reasons. Both books are compelling reads.
no, but it was very well performed
Not really, although I did feel sorry for Mr. Buffett when his wife left him for the tennis coach.