Oracle Speaks (BOK)

David Andrews

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From his office in Omaha, Nebraska, without even the benefit of a computer, Warren Buffett has racked up an investment record that far surpasses his counterparts on Wall Street or anyone else in the world, for that matter. While traditionally stock exchanges have returned about 11 percent annually in the past half century, Buffett's investments have returned nearly 29 percent a year, solidifying Buffett's conglomerate holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, as the eighth-largest business in the world and netting him $44 billion along the way.Despite this tremendous success, "the Oracle of Omaha" remains modest. He acknowledges that he has a unique ability to evaluate businesses, but he doesn't feel entitled to the vast wealth that ability has earned him. Instead, he likes to say that he was born at the right place and time. This humility accompanying his proven talent and vast wealth is part of what makes Buffett universally popular though one of the world's wealthiest men, he is still personable and engaging in a way that allows typical Americans to relate to him.For the first time, the most thought-provoking, revealing, and inspiring quotes from Buffett are now compiled in a single book. The Oracle Speaks: Warren Buffett in His Own Words is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of the Berkshire Hathaway chairman. Hundreds of Buffett's best quotes, comprising thoughts on investing, Wall Street, business, politics, taxes, and life lessons provide an intimate and direct look into the mind of this modern business icon, furnishing readers with enough good counsel to last a lifetime.Media outlets, financial advisers, politicians, and Americans from Main Street to Wall Street hang on Buffett's every word, hoping to gain valuable insight into his successes. There is possibly no greater stamp of approval in the business world than to have Buffett invest in a company, and few business leaders have ever commanded such universal respect. Beyond his business savvy, Buffett has become influential as a progressive thinker and active philanthropist, having pledged to give most of his money to charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as foundations run by his three children. It is this humility that consistently draws people to Buffett.The Oracle Speaks draws from decades of interviews, editorials, and annual shareholder reports, amassing the most complete outline of how Buffett believes a good business is run and a good life is led. It's advice that Buffett has successfully adhered to throughout his 80-plus years, and it is advice now available in the The Oracle Speaks, available in a small, pocket-friendly format and on the go as an ebook.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter David Andrews
Forlag
Perseus Running Press
ISBN 9781932841695
Antall sider 197 Dimensjoner 11,4cm x 17,5cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 181 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Investment & securities, Business & management