Great in the category of biography
Although, I'm sure after listening to this book everyone's experience will be different, I thought the author was able to truly capture and deliver the personal essence of Warren Buffet. To avoid repetition, I think, the summary of this book greatly summarizes the content and gives an accurate preview of what's expected in the book. Bottom line, if a person admires Warren Buffet or just curious about how he accomplished the status of one of the most influential people in the world, especially within the investment world, one SHOULD NOT SKIP this book.
No, unless they have 35+hours to spare.
Yes, but it depends on the person and length of the story.
Yes, think more about my inner scorecard.
yes if you are interested in Warren Buffett
LESS DETAILS OF EVERY SINGLE THING HE EVER DID! Really it was a bit much. Still I kept to the grindstone and listened to the whole thing. What I realized is that I like my much less rich life so much better than I liked his! Still, he is and was an incredible smart man that seemed to be able to turn even water into gold!
Almost didn't read the book because of the syrup-like narrator. Had to start and restart the book several times before sticking with it. After a while I learned to just not hear her anymore. Maybe that was my problem. I just felt his story should be read by a man. Hmm? Maybe?
Among best books I've read. Having heard so much about him, this provided great insights about him and the times that surrounded him.
This is the first for me. Terrific. Calm and easy to listen to.
Death of his wife.
haha no but many sittings of 6 hours
Loved the book, great voice for listening.
Interesting, Inspirational and Ingenious
I loved Warren beginnings and how astute he was when growing up, his determination in business and his desire to learn and do the right thing for his family, partners and employees.
I enjoyed learning about Warrens relationship with Mrs. B, Rose Blumkin, the owner of Nebraska Furniture Mart, how well he treated each other and the trust relationship between them.
Great book full with tidbits and business advice. I was not able to stop listening.
This is by far the best book I have purchased on Audiobooks. As long as it is, I never wanted it to end. I will wait a few months and listen to it again. There are a lot of great lessons to be learned from the "Oracle of Omaha". Some are lessons on what a person SHOULD do and others are lessons on what a person SHOULDN'T do. Either way, it's a great learning experience.
There are so many but the part that moved me the most was when his wife passed away.
I thought she did an excellent job.
There was one segment that made me cry but overall I just found it to be enormously interesting.
It tells a story about a person how have a great personal discipline and personal do what he says: "Investing not speculating"
That Warren Buffett then have invested in the right papers and not spend his earnings the way as a lot of stupid VIP people normally does, is a great thing to read about, specially when the person is so rich.
But lets me say this: "Warren Buffett has also worked seriously and concentrated in many years to get the well earned success"
I haven't read any while I normally don't read about people how earn there living sitting around moving papers and talk a lot about how to send the bill downstairs.
I think without the biggest experience in this kinds of books, that she do the words more understandable and give the whole book more life.
Warren Buffett and his way to look at many things is wonderfull, so I have laughed many times. He is so not a "Wall Street" person, that its nearly impossible to imagine. But I can also say, that I didn't cry at all.
My normally way of thinking, when we talk about powerfull leaders on this earth is: "What we see todys and before today, is way under any measurement of decent behavior". They all talk about a great community and peace in their own countries and globally.
But whar do we have?
A lot of wars and problems?
So in the short way "We need very much decent people to manage the powersituations"
But this is not just a reaction to this book its also something I have learned after studying "Global Social and Economics Development" since I was about 16-18 years old (I'm now 64 years old).
Sorry if my english is to bad - I'm danish and my english grammar is not the best saying it nicely :)
It is a great story for anyone interested in investing, but more than that, it is a great human interest story with characters you come to know and love. It is very well written, like good literature.
Warren Buffet, Susie Buffet, Charlie Munger, they are all great
The story of Susie's death brought me to tears.
Before listening to this book I really didn't know a whole lot about Buffet, after finishing I felt like we've been neighbors for years. The book is that personal. It digs deep into his childhood, relationship with his family, and of course his business life. It was especially interesting to hear about his friendships with Charlie Munger and Benjamin Graham.
I almost purchased the abridged version because I tend to have a hard time staying interested in non-fiction that's more than 10 hours long. But I'm glad I stuck with the unabridged version, I have to imagine that too many important details would have been cut in the shorter edition. Well worth the time!