WARREN BUFFETT INVESTMENT STRATEGY: TOP 10 WARREN BUFFET BOOKS

Top 10 Warren Buffet Books

1. THE WARREN BUFFETT WAY by Robert G. Hagstrom (paperback 2005)

Synopsis

Robert Hagstrom’s bestselling study of Warren Buffett made his subject famous. Graham reviews Buffett’s road to riches, describing his investment approach and its evolution from a few thousand dollars to a personal fortune of $8.5 billion.

2.  THE SNOWBALL: WARREN BUFFETT AND THE BUSINESS OF LIFE by Alice Schroeder (Hardcover, 2008)

Synopsis

A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors., In this somewhat unique biography, business writer Alice Schroeder draws on her access to papers as well as many interviews with businessman Warren Buffet as she provides a comprehensive, humanizing portrait of the public and private side of her subject.

3.  THE ESSAYS OF WARREN BUFFETT: LESSONS FOR CORPORATE AMERICA by Warren Buffett
(Paperback, 2001)

Synopsis

The extensive additional content in this second edition underscores topics of vital national or international significance. Some topics have been addressed in letters contained in previous editions by adding important new insights on recent developments; most consider subjects not previously addressed in the first edition. Topic highlights are the following:

• the passion for using independent directors in corporate governance contrasted with inherent limits and often sub-par performance of this cohort, especially in the mutual fund industry;
• the potential value of enhanced powers of audit committees on boards of directors in corporate governance;
• the high costs to investors and the capital markets of extensive reliance on and compensation of intermediaries and high volumes of trading activity;
• the proliferation of stock option compensation and excessive CEO pay (along with public debates concerning proper accounting treatment and political debates concerning standard setting);
• Berkshire’s shareholder-designated contribution program and related political 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 and evaluation of resulting national macroeconomic concerns;
• management succession at Berkshire Hathaway as Mr. Buffett ages, along with commentary on his philanthropic thinking in giving his entire fortune to charities coordinated by Billand Melinda Gates; and
• the fairness and other matters concerning taxation of corporations, including Berkshire Hathaway.

4.  CREATIVE CAPITALISM: A CONVERSATION WITH BILL GATES, WARREN BUFFETT, AND OTHER ECONOMIC LEADERS BY Michael Kinsey
(Hardcover, 2008)

Synopsis

Bill Gates is more than the world’s most successful capitalist; he’s also the world’s biggest philanthropist. Gates has approached philanthropy the same way he revolutionized computer software: with a fierce ambition to change the rules of the game. That’s why at the 2008 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gates advocated a creative capitalism in which big corporations, the distinguishing feature of the modern global economy, integrate doing good into their way of doing business. This controversial new idea is discussed and debated by the more than forty contributors to this book, among them three Nobel laureates and two former U.S. cabinet secretaries. Edited by author and columnist Michael Kinsley, the book started as a first-of-its-kind online conversation that brought together some of the world’s best minds to engage Gates’s challenge. From Warren Buffett, who seconds Gates’s analysis, to Lawrence Summers, who worries about the consequences of multiple corporate objectives, the essays cover a broad spectrum of opinion.–From publisher description.

5.  WARREN BUFFETT SPEAKS: WIT AND WISDOM FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST INVESTOR by Janet Lowe (Hardcover, 2007)

Synopsis

This compilation of “life’s little secrets”–as interpreted by billionaire investment expert Warren Buffett–presents down-to-earth investment anecdotes and plain-spoken common sense which provide insightful lessons with light-hearted appeal.

6.  WARREN BUFFETT AND THE INTERPRETATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS: THE SEARCH FOR THE COMPANY WITH A DURABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE by David Clark and Mary Buffet
t  (Hardcover, 2008)

Synopsis

Inspired by THE INTERPRETATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, investor and Warren Buffett mentor Benjamin Graham’s seminal 1937 work, this handbook outlines Buffett’s methodology for evaluating investment opportunities and the long-term competitive advantage of companies. This accessible investment guide shows how to identify companies to target for research and how to strategically review their financial statements.

7.  BUFFETTOLOGY: THE PREVIOUSLY UNEXPLAINED TECHNIQUES THAT HAVE MADE WARREN BUFFETT THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS INVESTOr by David Clark and Mary Buffett
(Hardcover, 1997)

Synopsis

Written for experienced investors, this insider analysis of Warren Buffett’s investment strategies includes tips on how to evaluate an organization’s “intrinsic value” and how to apply this formula to achieve a sound, profitable portfolio.

8.  THE TAO OF WARREN BUFFETT: WARREN BUFFETT’S WORDS OF WISDOM QUOTATIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS TO HELP GUIDE YOU TO BILLIONAIRE WEALTH AND ENLIGHTENED BUSINESS MANAGEMENT by David Clark and Mary Buffett
(Hardcover, 2006)

Synopsis

Following in the tradition of the “Tao Te Ching,” that ancient Chinese classic text on human nature, and more popular interpretations like the bestselling “The Tao of Pooh,” comes “The Tao of Warren Buffett,” a compendium of quotes from America’s favorite businessman.

9.  HOW TO PICK STOCKS LIKE WARREN BUFFETT: PROFITING FROM THE BARGAIN HUNTING STRATEGIES OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST VALUE INVESTOR by Timothy P. Vick  (
Hardcover, 2000)

Synopsis

Learn How Warren Buffett Consistently Beats Wall Street to the Best Stocks and What He Plans Next.

Warren Buffett is the only billionaire in history to amass his fortune entirely through shrewd investing. And while many books have chronicled Buffett’s story, none have examined his legendary value investing techniques where he looks, what he looks for, and what signals tell him it’s time to buy.

How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett shows, step by profitable step, how any investor can follow Buffett’s path and find consistent bargains regardless of the overall market. Value investing practitioner and chronicler Timothy Vick packs the book with:

  • Comprehensive value investing tools and information
  • Methods for appraising today’s popular technology stocks
  • Insights on how Buffett assesses risk and potential reward
  • Praise for How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

“This is a must read for anyone wanting to learn the investing techniques of Warren Buffett.”­­Mary Buffett, Author, Buffettology

“I have seen no trend toward value investing in the 35 years I’ve practiced it. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”
—Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is widely considered history¿s greatest investor. This fascinating man­­humorous and homespun on the outside, serious and ready for battle on the inside­­would have the world believe his success was as simple as adding 2 + 2. But the truth is entirely different. As How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett reveals, Buffett has a clear and consistent set of investment rules and methods that have brought him and his investors unparalleled good fortune. These tools­­including which performance numbers Buffett considers most critical, strategies he employs to take advantage of consistently irrational markets, management attitudes that make him look favorably on a situation, and more­­are, for the first time, analyzed with the attention to detail investors require.

The resulting book is nothing less than a step-by-step rulebook for emulating Buffett’s startling investment successes.

“What doesn’t work is when you start doing things you don’t understand or because they worked last week for somebody else. The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it’s going up.”

Far from a scratch-the-surface biography filled with interesting but extraneous biographic material, How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett takes you straight to the core of Buffett’s investing genius. Timothy Vick tells you how Buffett did it, how he continues to do it, and how you can follow Buffett’s lead to build an impressive portfolio of your own.

Nowhere else will you find this depth and breadth of Buffett’s keen market insights:

* Three strategies for gaining market-beating results without assuming excessive risks
* Techniques for estimating a company¿s future earnings­­one of the fundamental bases of intrinsic value
* Why per-share book value growth remains Buffett’s favorite yardstick of a company’s investment potential
* How Buffett seeks to avoid losses through convertibles, options, and his secret weapon­­arbitrage

Warren Buffett has left a clearer, more profitable set of tracks to follow than any other great investor. Discover how to uncover, interpret, and follow those tracks­­for consistently high rates of return and a portfolio of solid, predictable, and long-term profitable stocks and investments­­in How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett.

10.  How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffet by Lawrence A. Cunningham
(Hardcover, 2001)

Synopsis

Timeless insights from history’s greatest investors.

Lawrence Cunningham is renowned for both his straightforward approach and for telling independent investors how and where to find values in virtually any market. How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett returns to the two legends who established and refined the basics of investing. Cunningham shatters many of today’s common myths, replacing them with the tools needed to analyze the investment value of any business. Unlike any other financial book, this vital text wraps a lifetime of investing wisdom into one accessible package.

“For stock players who realize they played the greatest fool in the Internet stock game, Cunningham offers a tool for rehabilitation: a guide to thoughtful investing.”—David Henry, Columnist, USA Today

“This is a valuable book for anyone with a financial stake in the market.”—Fort Worth Morning Star

“…a welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone who wants to take control of his or her financial life.”—United Press International

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