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.
My dream job would be reading for a living...
I was definitely a bit concerned that a biography would be able to hold my attention for almost 40 hours. But, I have to say I really enjoyed this journey. The author does a really wonderful job of capturing the nuances of Warren Buffett, his family, and his peers. I think they did an awesome job of depicting him in a multi-faceted way which made him relatable on some levels. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in knowing more about this man.
Would listen to some parts again but not the entire book.
Gives the good and the bad about the man. He is strange. Strange relationships with family. And why was it necessary to keep mentioning how bad his mother was. Let her rest in peace.
Great and pleasant voice.
He comes off in the news as a frugal man. Living in the first house he bought. But he had two houses in Laguna Beach. And he was hardly ever in Omaha after becoming a billionaire. Lived the good life with Kate and the Gates family. Also, seems as if he always had to have his own way.
what an amazing story of buffet. loved his principles and the book is so well writte
Everything, one of the best books i ever heard!
Boys in the Boat; great read
Warren Buffett is an interesting man. He loves money to no end and neglects his family and wife and basically everything for it. He is obviously a better man than one sentence but the majestic sheen is warn off. The author however is clearly impressed with his lifestyle. I had to stop mid way through because of how badly she was on her knees for the man. Jesus he is just another person...don't waste your time with this.
I've learned so much !It is a Text book in Investing, but also a wonderful picture of Mr Buffetyou get the feeling that you get to know him very close.There is so much information about him that, somehow, it is too much for an audiobook but in the same time, I'm glad to have listened to it as a preview of the actual reading of the book.So much notes to take!, so much info to absorb!.
The chapters of Mrs.B and K Graham are GOLD!
YES, without doubt!
Right now I have been enjoying biographies. Maybe if I learn about admirable people a little of their character will rub off.
The biography was very informative. Loved learning about his life. Enjoyed learning about his thoughts on business and wealth.
Just finished this biography today. Most people will never own a company that owns large chunks of Disney, ABC, Coca-Cola, Sees Candy, Dairy Queen, Rail Roads, GEICO, Fruit of the Loom, Wells Fargo, Kraft Heinz. He had to replace bad CEOs and hold unpopular stocks during the "dot com" bubble. He got a lot critisizm for not buying tech stock, but when the bubble burst his shareholder were very happy they trusted his judgment. The book also has some great highlights of Charlie Munger, vice chairman of . I loved some of his ideas plus Charlie Munger and I have the same hero :) Bejamin Franklin. For some reason this makes me like him even more.
Great book not just for learning about Warren Buffett, but also a little about Charlie Munger.