Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor

  • ISBN13: 9780470152621
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When Warren Buffett Speaks. . . people listen. “If people want to improve their investing skills, it has to help to study how the Master does it. This short book outlines Buffett’s philosophy and techniques.”
—Peter S. Lynch, Fidelity Investments “Common sense with a deft irony . . .”
—John C. Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and author, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing “It was Warren Buffett’s thoughts and … More >>

Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor

5 thoughts to “Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor”

  1. If you are interested in reading about Buffett and his investment approach, this book is useless. This is a very short collection of quotes, most of which you will run into anyway.

    If interested in Buffett as an investor, one good book is The Essays of Warren Buffett. If you want to save money even on this one, without missing out on the content, just download the letters to shareholders Buffett has written over the years and posted on Berkshire Hathaway’s website, for free of course.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I’m a big fan of Warren Buffett already, but I have to say this is one of my favorite books of recent years. It’s quite an easy read and very well written. Authored by someone who also appears to be a big fan of Warren Buffett. The book is well laid out, with sections on a number of topics. It imparts a variety of Mr. Buffett’s business and investing wit & wisdom through quotes and interesting stories relating to both his personal and investing life. Not only may this book help you become a better investor, but it may also help you become a better person as well. Highly recommended, whether you invest in stocks or not.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This is the wit and wisdom of Warren Buffet, the “World’s Greatest Investor.” Not all of the quotes are from him but are from friends, family, and colleagues. As mentioned in the book, this is more along the lines of Will Rogers. It is not strictly aphorisms on investing.

    Just seeing Buffett’s name sparked my enthusiasm in the book. Thinking this book would have a lot of investing tips, I was disappointed. The first part of the book consists of sayings on life in general. As the book progresses, then some investing thoughts are covered. When they are covered, they are not easily converted into a personal strategy to make a quick profit.

    This does not mean that it is without merit. The key idea I will take from this book is to invest in companies rather than stock. If your research shows that the company is solid, you should invest in that company. Another idea is to invest as if you were going to leave for 5-10 years and had no way to change the investment.

    There is a repeat of at least one quote. “You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.” A rather encouraging thought about investing.

    If you are looking for a guide to investing, then this is not your book. If you were looking for ideas to think about that would help shape long-term goals, then this would be more helpful. I would wait for the book by Warren Buffett.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Warren Buffett is just an inspiration. He is not only a great investor but also a great person. Unlike other billionaires who live in expansive mansions, Warren still lives in the same house in Omaha that he purchased for $32,000. Because he lives a simple life and is humble, the average person can identify with him and believes that it is possible to become like him. This book is full of Warren’s quotes where readers can learn the values that he follows. The book is divided into six sections: about life, about friends, about family, about work, about running a business, and about investing. I highly recommend this book to anyone whether you are an investor or not.

    – Mariusz Skonieczny, author of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This book is a hodgepodge of information about a great man. There are lots of quotes and interesting facts about Buffett. If you already know him then there is little that is new here but it is still presented in an enjoyable way. The second half of the book is dedicated to his investing style with a lot of random stuff. For example, Lowe dumps material about Buffett’s philosophies on charitable giving in this section.

    Overall, good coffee table book or a nice gift for someone perhaps. However, if you are serious in wanting to learn about Warren Buffett (especially his investing style) then I would recommend reading his letters to shareholders which is posted for free in the Berkshire Hathaway website in his annual reports. These are extremely interesting and enjoyable to read even for non-investors. What makes Buffett a great man is not just his skills and talent at making money but his philosophies on various other topics.

    Rating: 3 / 5

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