The Essays of Warren Buffett

The Essays of Warren Buffett
Author: Warren E. Buffett,Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2015-11-30
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1611637589

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The Essays of Warren Buffett

The Essays of Warren Buffett
Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham,Warren E. Buffett
Publsiher: Carolina Academic Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781611634471

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In the third edition of this international best seller, Lawrence Cunningham brings you the latest wisdom from Warren Buffett’s annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. New material addresses: the financial crisis and its continuing implications for investors, managers and society; the housing bubble at the bottom of that crisis; the debt and derivatives excesses that fueled the crisis and how to deal with them; controlling risk and protecting reputation in corporate governance; Berkshire’s acquisition and operation of Burlington Northern Santa Fe; the role of oversight in heavily regulated industries; investment possibilities today; and weaknesses of popular option valuation models. Some other material has been rearranged to deepen the themes and lessons that the collection has always produced: Buffett’s “owner-related business principles” are in the prologue as a separate subject and valuation and accounting topics are spread over four instead of two sections and reordered to sharpen their payoff. Media coverage is available at the following links: Interviews/Podcasts: Motley Fool, click here. Money, Riches and Wealth, click here. Manual of Ideas, click here. Corporate Counsel, click here. Reviews: William J. Taylor, ABA Banking Journal, click here. Bob Morris, Blogging on Business, click here. Pamela Holmes, Saturday Evening Post, click here. Kevin M. LaCroix, D&O Diary, click here. Blog Posts: On Finance issues (Columbia University), click here. On Berkshire post-Buffett (Manual of Ideas), click here. On Publishing the book (Value Walk), click here. On Governance issues (Harvard University blog), click here. Featured Stories/Recommended Reading: Motley Fool, click here. Stock Market Blog, click here. Motley Fool Interviews with LAC at Berkshire's 2013 Annual Meeting Berkshire Businesses: Vastly Different, Same DNA, click here. Is Berkshire's Fat Wallet an Enemy to Its Success?, click here. Post-Buffett Berkshire: Same Question, Same Answer, click here. How a Disciplined Value Approach Works Across the Decades, click here. Through the Years: Constant Themes in Buffett's Letters, click here. Buffett's Single Greatest Accomplishment, click here. Where Buffett Is Finding Moats These Days, click here. How Buffett Has Changed Through the Years, click here. Speculating on Buffett's Next Acquisition, click here. Buffett Says “Chief Risk Officers” Are a Terrible Mistake, click here. Berkshire Without Buffett, click here.

The Essays of Warren Buffett

The Essays of Warren Buffett
Author: Warren Buffett
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021
Genre: Corporate governance
ISBN: 1119803276

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As in previous editions of The Essays of Warren Buffett, this one retains the architecture and philosophy of the original edition but adds selections from Warren Buffett's most recent annual shareholder letters. All the letters are woven together into a fabric that reads as a complete and coherent narrative of a sound business and investment philosophy. As an aid to all readers, and to enable readers of the previous editions to see what is new in this one, a disposition table at the end of the book shows the various places in this collection where selections from each year's letter appear. Footnotes throughout indicate the year of the annual report from which essays are taken. To avoid interrupting the narrative flow, omissions of text within excerpts are not indicated by ellipses or other punctuation. This new edition is called for not because anything has changed about the fundamentals of Buffett's sound business and investment philosophy but because articulation of that philosophy is always delivered in the context of contemporary events and business conditions so periodic updating is warranted to maintain its currency

The Practice of Absorption Spectrophotometry

The Practice of Absorption Spectrophotometry
Author: E. I. Stearns,Eugene I. Stearns,Warren Buffett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1969
Genre: Consolidation and merger of corporations
ISBN: UCAL:B5036611

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"First class. A great job at collating our philosophy." - Warren Buffett"Very practical." - Charlie Munger"One of the top investment books of all time." - The Motley Fool"A must-read business book." - JP Morgan Private Banking"As much a business management book as a personal finance book." - Publishera's Weekly"One of the best books of the year. Two thumbs up!" - CNN (Financial News)"A serious investment course with entertainment thrown in." - Investora's Chronicle"The book on Buffett - a superb job!" - Forbes"Extraordinary - full of wisdom, humour and common sense." - Money"A classic on value investing and the definitive source on Buffett." - The Financial Times

The Essays of Warren Buffett

The Essays of Warren Buffett
Author: Warren Buffett,Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publsiher: Cunningham Group
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0966446127

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The definitive work concerning Warren Buffett and intelligent investment philosophy, this is a collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades that together furnish an enormously valuable informal education. The letters distill in plain words all the basic principles of sound business practices. They are arranged and introduced by a leading apostle of the "value" school and noted scholar, Lawrence Cunningham.What's new in the second edition? This new edition has extensive additional content that highlights topics of vital national or international significance, including: - the proliferation of stock option compensation and excessive CEO pay; - Berkshire?s shareholder-designated contribution program and the controversy over the abortion issue that led to its termination; - the explosion of derivative financial instruments and related perils and how Berkshire dealt with managing a sizable portfolio of them after buying Gen Re; - the dramatic increase in foreign currency trading in the past five years along with the astonishing growth in the US trade deficit; - management succession at Berkshire Hathaway as Mr. Buffett ages; - commentary on his philanthropic thinking in giving his entire fortune to charities; and - the fairness and other matters concerning taxation of corporations.Here in one place are the priceless pearls of business and investment wisdom, woven into a delightful narrative on the major topics concerning both managers and investors. These timeless lessons are useful to members of a wide range of professions, including law, accounting, finance and management, and provide rich teaching materials for courses in those fields.

The Buffett Essays Symposium

The Buffett Essays Symposium
Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2016-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780857195395

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Among the landmark occasions in the legendary history of Berkshire Hathaway and its iconic co-leaders, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, was a 1996 symposium held in New York at Cardozo Law School. The focus of the symposium was Warren's letters to Berkshire shareholders. The format was a series of panels with two dozen different experts dissecting all the ideas in the letters, about corporate governance, takeovers, investing, and accounting. Intellectual sparks illuminated the two-day affair, which drew unusual press interest for an academic convocation. While the principal tangible result of the conference was the publication of the international best-seller, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, the transcript of the symposium is now being made available with annotations and updated commentary that show just how timeless the topics are and how venerable the principles Buffett laid out remain. I had the honor of hosting the event, editing The Essays, and now publishing this archival treasure, with current assessments by such luminaries as Robert Hagstrom as well as several participants from the original symposium.

Quality Investing

Quality Investing
Author: Torkell T. Eide,Lawrence A. Cunningham,Patrick Hargreaves
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780857195128

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Quality. We all make judgments about it every day. Yet articulating a clear definition of quality in an investing context is challenging. This book addresses the challenge, and distills years of practical investing experience into a definitive account of this under-explored investment philosophy. Finance theory has it that abnormal outcomes do not persist, that exceptional performance will soon enough become average performance. Quality investing involves seeking companies with the right attributes to overcome these forces of mean reversion and, crucially, owning these outstanding companies for the long term. This book pinpoints and explains the characteristics that increase the probability of a company prospering over time - as well as those that hinder such chances. Throughout, a series of fascinating real-life case studies illustrate the traits that signify quality, as well as some that flatter to deceive. The authors' firm, AKO Capital, has a strong track record of finding and investing in quality companies - helping it deliver a compound annual growth rate more than double that of the market since inception. Quality Investing sheds light on the investment philosophy, processes and tough lessons that have contributed to this consistent outperformance.

Berkshire Beyond Buffett

Berkshire Beyond Buffett
Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-10-21
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780231170048

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Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the worldÕs largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire, and many assume it cannot survive without Buffett. This book proves that assumption wrong. In a comprehensive portrait of the distinct corporate culture that unites and sustains BerkshireÕs fifty direct subsidiaries, Lawrence A. Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerateÕs perpetual prosperity. Riveting stories recount each subsidiaryÕs origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire and reveal the strategies managers use to generate economic value from intangible values, such as thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy, and a sense of permanence. Rich with lessons for those wishing to profit from the Berkshire model, this engaging book is a valuable read for entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and investors, and it makes an important resource for scholars of corporate stewardship. General readers will enjoy learning how an iconoclastic businessman transformed a struggling shirt company into a corporate fortress destined to be his lasting legacy.

Warren Buffett s Ground Rules

Warren Buffett s Ground Rules
Author: Jeremy Miller
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781782832140

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At the age of 26, Warren Buffett founded Buffett Partnership Limited, which lasted from 1956 to 1970. During this time he wrote 33 letters to his small but growing group of partners. These letters chronicle his thoughts, approaches and reflections in the period immediately prior to his Berkshire Hathaway tenure - one that saw an unprecedented record of investing success. This early period was astonishing: in 1968 he beat the Dow by more than 50%. Because Buffett wanted to ensure that his partners understood his process, he wrote letters. In them, he sets out what he termed "ground rules" for investing that remain startlingly relevant today for every type of investor - from beginners to sophisticated pros. Warren Buffett's Ground Rules brings together, for the first time, and with Buffett's blessing, the key investment principles and teachings the letters reveal. Here you will find the basis for Buffett's contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest and his tactics for bettering market results by at least 10% annually. Quoting extensively and directly from Buffett, equity research expert Jeremy Miller introduces us to the timeless advice the letters contain, demonstrating a set of highly effective investment strategies that continue to resonate today.

The Warren Buffett CEO

The Warren Buffett CEO
Author: Robert P. Miles
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0471430455

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"Everyone knows Warren is the greatest investor of our time. . . .This book for the first time captures his genius as a manager." —Jack Welch The first book to reveal the investment and management strategies of the Berkshire Hathaway all-star management team. Much has been written about Warren Buffett and his investment philosophy; little has been made public about the inside management of Berkshire Hathaway. With a market cap exceeding 100 billion , Berkshire Hathaway has a market value surpassing many icons of American business such as Dell, AT&T, Disney, Ford, Gillette, American Express, and GM. Drawing on his personal experiences as well as those of Berkshire's chief executives, officers, and directors interviewed for this book, Berkshire insider Robert P. Miles provides a unique look at the Berkshire Hathaway culture and its management principles.

The Snowball

The Snowball
Author: Alice Schroeder
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2009-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781408807323

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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.

What Works on Wall Street

What Works on Wall Street
Author: James P. O'Shaughnessy
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2005-06-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780071469616

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"A major contribution . . . on the behavior of common stocks in the United States." --Financial Analysts' Journal The consistently bestselling What Works on Wall Street explores the investment strategies that have provided the best returns over the past 50 years--and which are the top performers today. The third edition of this BusinessWeek and New York Times bestseller contains more than 50 percent new material and is designed to help you reshape your investment strategies for both the postbubble market and the dramatically changed political landscape. Packed with all-new charts, data, tables, and analyses, this updated classic allows you to directly compare popular stockpicking strategies and their results--creating a more comprehensive understanding of the intricate and often confusing investment process. Providing fresh insights into time-tested strategies, it examines: Value versus growth strategies P/E ratios versus price-to-sales Small-cap investing, seasonality, and more

Warren Buffett on Business

Warren Buffett on Business
Author: Richard J. Connors,Warren Buffett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2009-12-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780470502303

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The author weaves pearls of wisdom from Warren Buffet into an engaging narrative, organized into business and management topics, in a book that provides direct hands-on information for entrepreneurs, business students and more.

Dear Shareholder

Dear Shareholder
Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-04-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780857197924

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The shareholder letters of corporate leaders are a rich source of business and investing wisdom. There is no more authoritative resource on subjects ranging from leadership and management to capital allocation and company culture. But with thousands of shareholder letters written every year, how can investors and students of the corporate world sift this vast swathe to unearth the best insights? Dear Shareholder is the solution! In this masterly new collection, Lawrence A. Cunningham, business expert and acclaimed editor of The Essays of Warren Buffett, presents the finest writers in the genre of the shareholder letter, and the most significant excerpts from their total output. Skillfully curated, edited and arranged, these letters showcase the ultimate in business and investment knowledge from an all-star team. Dear Shareholder holds letters by more than 20 different leaders from 16 companies. These leaders include Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway), Tom Gayner (Markel), Kay Graham and Don Graham (The Washington Post and Graham Holdings), Roberto Goizueta (Coca-Cola), Ginni Rometty (IBM), and Prem Watsa (Fairfax). Topics covered in these letters include the long-term focus, corporate culture and commitment to values, capital allocation, buybacks, dividends, acquisitions, management, business strategy, and executive compensation. As we survey the corporate landscape in search of outstanding companies run by first-rate managers, shareholder letters are a valuable resource. The letters also contain a wealth of knowledge on the core topics of effective business management. Let Dear Shareholder be your guide.

Warren Buffett Book of Investing Wisdom

Warren Buffett Book of Investing Wisdom
Author: Robert L. Bloch
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2021-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781510759763

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Compiled by the son of the cofounder of H&R Block, a collection of business quotes and advice from the most successful investor of the twentieth century, Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is widely considered the most successful investor of the twentieth century. Since the early 1950s, Buffett has proved himself to be an astute investor, and he turned Berkshire Hathaway from a struggling small textile business into the tenth-largest public company in the world, valued at more than $600 billion. Buffett is well known for his simple but invaluable principles regarding investing and finances, and countless businessmen and people looking to be smarter with their money and their investments have turned to Buffett for his advice. One of those people is Robert Bloch, son of the cofounder of the tax preparation company H&R Block. The Warren Buffett Book of Investing Wisdom contains 350 quotes that Bloch has personally found to be indispensable to financial success. With the written blessing of Buffett himself, Bloch has selected the best of Buffett, wisdom that will guide you to becoming the most disciplined and rational long-term investor you can be.