I love stories about how people stay true to themselves and succeed. Warren was different from the beginning and he didn't try to change that. He accepted who he was and stayed true to his instinct while always maintaining the utmost integrity. The booked taught me much about the investing world, something I know little about, but its Warren Buffet's personal relationships that I liked hearing about the most. How he makes things work for him even when very unconventional. His relationship with his wife and kids and friends. I respect him very much after reading this book.
Yes! Warren Buffett is a hero of mine (not only because he is the world's greatest investor, but he is also an amazing teacher and philanthropist). I got the unabridged version of the book (it is actualy what first motivated me to upgrade my membership to get more credits), and it provides me with an idea of how he became the "Oracle of Omaha".
Essays of Warren Buffett--Snowball is about his life, while the Essays book are his writings on investing and business.
There was another biography about Mr. Buffett that I hope will soon be available here... it is an older biography, and will not have as much as this one, but it may cover some topics this one did not.
I would... but it is about 40 hours.. I listen to audible books on walks... that would be one REALLY long walk...:)
If you are interested in Warren Buffett, Great Investors, or successful businessmen, this book is a must have.
In my personal opinion you are listening to an observer telling the story from outside the window. I do not only want my money back, I want my TIME back. I felt my time was wasted by listening useless how/where/when people encounter to play tennis, whip their noses, manage appointments, almost everything in this book is useless for ME. If you watched Bloombergtv game changers or titans episode for W. Buffet Game you will get the main and principal subjects of his life and in 1 hour. I guess it is just a favour to the author to make some money on his befalf.
If you don't know anything about Warren or any other big fishes... (and you have not read 200 books of titans of fortune as I done) you probably want to read this and be usefull for you, however I believe it is TOO long....
This is my personal opinion.
the observer telling the story from outside the window.
I want my money back and my time back
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.