Starts out strong and then drags on in his later life. I believe it could have been much shorter.
The books starts out as he is giving a speech in his later life then moves to his younger years and follows Buffett to the date of publication. It. Ever refers back to the speech at the beginning which I thought was a hilarious speech. His younger years being much more interesting than his later years I find ironic knowing some of the things I do about Mr. Buffett. I believe the writer spent too much time trying to develop a theme to his life and not enough time telling his life and letting the reader/ listener take away what they want. I would have enjoyed more " behind the scenes " stories about his public life and a little less about his personal relationships. That is just my preference. Overall I gave it a 3 because it was still interesting from time to time. Performance a 3 because at times when she quotes Buffett ( a lot) it sounds annoying and then just because comical. Story was a 3 because as I have stated earlier it had many misses and didn't really deliver what I wanted in the end. Still worth the read/listen.
It is an outstanding book that lays out the basic fundamentals buffet used to get where he is. Although I would've loved less of his personal life and more of his business life, one cannot be understood without the other. Absolutely recommended!
this book is absolutely fantastic and is by far one of my favorite books I have ever read. you will not find a more comprehensive for more well-written biography by any other author. I am so thankful that I came across this and took the time to listen to it. thank you to the author for taking the time to write this book.
Ms. Schroeder's brilliant structure to telling the story of Mr. Buffett's life, as well as a great deal about his family and friends' lives, is to step through it from the point of view of how he systematically devoted himself to the work of amassing his extraordinary fortune up to and including how he chooses to give it away as he heads into the twilight of his own life. By revealing the ways in which investments both financial and personal yield compounded value and dividends over many years, and providing more in depth analysis and history than can be gained from just a few witticisms and maxims, the overall effect is that the reader learns what the price of such wealth truly is, and thus what one must consider if inclined to strive for such outcomes personally. All in all, a fascinating and engrossing read.