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The Snowball

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

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864 pages

Great book about a great man.

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The Snowball
2008, Bloomsbury Publishing
E-book in English
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The snowball: Warren Buffett and the business of life
2008, Bantam Books
in English
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The snowball: Warren Buffett and the business of life
2008, Random House Large Print
in English - 1st large print ed.
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The Snowball
2008, Random House Publishing Group
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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
June 2, 2008, RH Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
June 2, 2008, Bantam
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The Snowball

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Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as "The Oracle of Omaha."Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world's richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term "simple."When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer's questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates--opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett's legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people's lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.From the Hardcover edition.

The Snowball

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

This edition was published in by Bantam


Edition Description

Great book about a great man.

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Library of Congress
HG172.B84 S37 2008

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
864

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Open Library
OL10634355M
ISBN 10
0553805096
ISBN 13
9780553805093
LC Control Number
2008017338
Library Thing
4984033
Goodreads
2054761

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