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Buffett, the Bard of Omaha, is a genuine American folk hero, if folk heroes are allowed to build fortunes worth upward of $15 billion. He's great at homespun metaphor, but behind those catchy phrases is a reservoir of financial acumen that's generally considered the best of his generation. For example, in an essay on CEO stock options, he writes, "Negotiating with one's self seldom produces a barroom brawl." This is his way of saying that an executive who can give himself compensation totally disproportionate to his performance surely will. There are uncountable gems of financial wisdom to be harvested from these essays, taken from the annual reports he writes for Berkshire Hathaway, his holding company. Just to pick one more, here's a now-famous line about those he competes with when making stock-market investments: "What could be more advantageous in an intellectual contest--whether it be chess, bridge, or stock selection--than to have opponents who have been taught that thinking is a waste of energy?"

While Buffett has a policy of seldom commenting on stocks he owns--he feels public pronouncements will only lead to the public's expectation of more public pronouncements, and he likes to keep his cards close to his vest--he loves to discuss the principles behind his investments. These come primarily from Ben Graham, under whom Buffett studied at Columbia University and for whom he worked in the 1950s. First among them is the idea that price is what you pay and value is what you get--and if you're a smart investor, the first will always be less than the second. In that sense, the value of the lessons learned from Buffett's Essays could be far greater than the book's price. --Lou Schuler

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"Larry Cunningham has done a great job collating our philosophy. First class."<div>--Warren  Buffett <div></div><div></div></div>

<div>"One of the top investment books of all time."</div> --The Motley Fool

"Two thumbs up."
--CNN

"The book on Buffett. A superb job."
--Forbes

"Extraordinary."
--Money

"A classic on value investing and the definitive source on Buffett."
--Financial Times

<span id="span_contact_Locked_A3PF1D57JBK4MM" style="display: inline;">One of "the smartest books we know."
--Fortune</span>

"Of incalculable and timeless value. Cunningham's Introduction (all by itself) is worth much more than the cost of the book."
--Robert Morris, Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer

"Recommended reading for the President of the United States and everyone else, not only corporate executives."
--Joe Nocera, The New York Times

"Warren Buffett’s shareholder letters are available on the Berkshire website, but this is a brilliant alternative to the forbidding prospect of working through all of them.  In The Essays of Warren Buffett, released in a new edition about every five years, most recently in a 3rd edition in 2013,  Lawrence Cunningham has created a highly readable and topically indexed volume."
--Kevin LaCroix, The D&O Diary

"Larry Cunningham takes Buffett's brilliant letters to a still-higher level by reorganizing them into single-subject chapters. The book begins, moreover, with an excellent introduction by Larry."
--Carol Loomis

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2160 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611634091
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press; 4 edition (1 November 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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