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Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$88.9 billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.
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Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight - May 01, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
Warren Buffett
Feb 25, 2017
The best book I read last year. Author Phil Night, co-founder and current chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc.. He is a very wise, intelligent and competitive fellow who is also a gifted storyteller.     source
Limping on Water
My 40-Year Adventure with One of America's Outstanding Communications Companies
Jan 01, 1682
Warren Buffett
Feb 27, 2016
The book tells you a lot about its leaders, Tom Murphy and Dan Burke. These two were the best managerial duo — both in what they accomplished and how they did it — that Charlie and I ever witnessed. Much of what you become in life depends on whom you choose to admire and copy.     source
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits)
John C. Bogle - Oct 16, 2017 (first published in 2007)
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The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effe...
Warren Buffett
Feb 27, 2015
There are a few investment managers, of course, who are very good — though in the short run, it’s difficult to determine whether a great record is due to luck or talent. Rather than listening to their siren songs, investors — large and small — should instead read The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.     source
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Tap Dancing to Work
Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2013
Carol J. Loomis - Dec 31, 2013 (first published in 2011)
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Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable— andFortunejournalist Carol Loomis had a front-row seat for it all. When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little-known Omaha hedge fund manager in a 1966Fortunearticle, she didn’t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world’s greatest investor—nor that she and Buffe...
Warren Buffett
Mar 01, 2013
Carol Loomis has been invaluable to me in editing this letter since 1977.     source
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Investing Between the Lines
How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications
L.J. Rittenhouse - Jan 08, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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The essential guide to making smarter decisions by decoding CEO Communications Recommended reading in Warren Buffet's 2013 Shareholder Letter Investing Between the Lines introduces a revolutionary method for evaluating the financial integrity of a company. You don't need special access to "insider" information or a degree in accounting to figure i...
The Outsiders
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike - Oct 23, 2012
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”It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.” — John TempletonWhat makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a con...
Warren Buffett
Mar 01, 2013
The Outsiders is an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation. It has an insightful chapter on our director, Tom Murphy, overall the best business manager I’ve ever met.     source
The Clash of the Cultures
Investment vs. Speculation
John C. Bogle - Aug 07, 2012
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How speculation has come to dominate investment—a hard-hitting look from the creator of the first index fund.Over the course of his sixty-year career in the mutual fund industry, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle has witnessed a massive shift in the culture of the financial sector. The prudent, value-adding culture of long-term investment has be...
Warren Buffett
Mar 01, 2013
For investors, the most valuable takeaway is his list of 10 simple rules of “Common Senses Investing.” According to Bogle, it “may not be the best strategy ever devised. But the number of strategies that are worse is infinite. One of my favorite lines from the book: “Where returns are concerned, time is your friend. But where costs are concerned, time is your enemy.” (Why? Because it can pretty much apply to all aspects of your life, not just investing.)     source
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The Intelligent Investor
The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
Benjamin Graham - Feb 21, 2006 (first published in 1949)
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More than one million hardcovers soldNow available for the first time in paperback!The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market ConditionsThe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields invest...
Warren Buffett
Feb 25, 2012
In my early days, I, too, rejoiced when the market rose. Then I read chapter eight of Ben Graham’s ‘The Intelligent Investor,’ the chapter dealing with how investors should view fluctuations in stock prices,” he wrote in his 2011 letter. “Immediately, the scales fell from my eyes, and low prices became my friend. Picking up that book was one of the luckiest moments in my life.     source
Poor Charlie's Almanack
The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger, Expanded Third Edition
Peter D. Kaufman - Jan 01, 2005
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For the first time ever, the wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger is available in a single volume: all his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett's encouragement and cooperation. So pull up your favorite reading chair and enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charl...
Warren Buffett
Feb 26, 2011
Just buy a copy and carry it around; it will make you look urbane and erudite,” Buffett joked in his 2010 shareholder letter     source
Where Are the Customers' Yachts? or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
Fred Schwed - Jan 10, 2006 (first published in 1940)
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"Once I picked it up I did not put it down until I finished. . . . What Schwed has done is capture fully-in deceptively clean language-the lunacy at the heart of the investment business." -- From the Foreword by Michael Lewis, Bestselling author of Liar's Poker ". . . one of the funniest books ever written about Wall Street." -- Jane Bryant Quinn, ...
Warren Buffett
Feb 28, 2007
This is the funniest book ever written about investing. It lightly delivers many truly important messages on the subject.     source
Nuclear Terrorism
Graham Allison - Aug 01, 2005
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"Allison's comprehensive but accessible treatment of this vital subject is a major contribution to public understanding." -The New York Times Book ReviewAmericans in the twenty-first century are keenly aware of the many forms of terrorism: hijackings, biological attacks, chemical weapons. But the deadliest form is almost too scary to think about-a ...
Warren Buffett
Feb 28, 2005
Must-read for those concerned with the safety of our country.     source
Take on the Street by Arthur Levitt
Jack by Jack Welch
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules by Jeremy Miller
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money by John Maynard Keynes CB Fba
Stress Test by Timothy F. Geithner
Business Adventures by John Brooks
Dream Big by Correa Cristiane
40 Chances by Howard G Buffett
Essays in Persuasion by John Maynard Keynes
A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers From Warren Buffett by Peter Bevelin
The Ten Commandments for Business Failure by Donald R. Keough
Common Sense on Mutual Funds by John C. Bogle
The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore H. White
The Great Crash 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith
Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham
Paths to Wealth Through Common Stocks by Philip A. Fisher
The Man Behind the Microchip by Leslie Berlin
Bull by Maggie Mahar
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher
First A Dream by Jim Clayton
Personal History by Katharine Graham
The Farmer from Merna by Karl Schriftgeisser
The Science of Hitting by Ted Williams