The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
For the first time in his life, after years of turning down offers from authors and publishers, Warren Buffett has agreed to cooperate on a book that will be a biography of his ideas, a perspective that can be applied to business and the day-to-day decisions that dominate our lives. Buffett has... show more
For the first time in his life, after years of turning down offers from authors and publishers, Warren Buffett has agreed to cooperate on a book that will be a biography of his ideas, a perspective that can be applied to business and the day-to-day decisions that dominate our lives. Buffett has opened his world to Alice Schroeder, former managing director at Morgan Stanley, giving her unprecedented access to himself, his files, friends and associates. This will be the book that provides the never-before-published insight into his character and life, distilling the principles and philosophies that have guided him on a path to extraordinary success and esteem. "The Snowball" is indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements, leadership and philanthropy. There have been many books written about Warren Buffett that purport to reveal the formula for his investment genius, but "The Snowball" will be the first and only book with his cooperation.
Publish date: September 29th 2008
Pages no: 976
Edition language: English
I told BookLikes this is a review so that it will add to my shelf but of course it is not really a review because my sister wrote it and I cannot objectively review her book. But I do love it. :) This is the only time I'm going to mention it. The kitties wanted breakfast early this morning. N...
About 840 pages of text! It took me several weeks, but I did it. The first half of this biography was gripping, taking me back through the early part of the 20th century to see unfold a prime example of one of Gladwell's Outlier. Schroeder has a knack for finding the themes, metaphors, and narrative...
This book started out so promising. I thought I was hooked early on but in the end I could only make it only a fraction of the way through the nearly 1,000 page behemoth. Although the initial pace of the book starts fairly brisk it quickly became mired in so many aimless, insignificant, and boring...