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The snowball : Warren Buffett and the business of life
The snowball : Warren Buffett and the business of life
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
Physical Description:
xi, 816 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I. The bubble : The less flattering version -- Sun Valley -- Creatures of habit -- Warren, what's wrong? -- Part II. The inner scorecard : The urge to preach -- The bathtub steeplechase -- Armistice Day -- A thousand ways -- Inky fingers -- True crime stories -- Pudgy she was not -- Silent sales -- The rules of the racetrack -- The elephant -- The interview -- Strike one -- Mount Everest -- Miss Nebraska -- Stage fright -- Part III. The racetrack : Graham-Newman -- The side to play -- Hidden splendor -- The Omaha Club -- The locomotive -- The windmill war -- Haystacks of gold -- Folly -- Dry tinder -- What a worsted is -- Jet Jack -- The scaffold sways the future -- Easy, safe, profitable, and pleasant -- The unwinding -- Part 4. Susie sings : Candy Harry -- The Sun -- Two drowned rats -- Newshound -- Spaghetti Western -- The giant -- How not to run a public library -- And then what? -- Blue ribbon -- Part 5. The king of Wall Street : Pharaoh -- Rose -- Call the tow truck -- Rubicon -- White nights -- Thumb-sucking, and its hollow-cheeked result -- The angry gods -- The lottery -- To hell with the bear -- Chickenfeed -- Part 6. Claim checks : The genie -- Semicolon -- The last Kay party -- By the rich, for the rich -- Oracle -- Buffetted -- Winter -- Frozen coke -- The seventh fire -- Claim checks -- The crisis -- The snowball.
"Warren Buffett is one of the most respected men in the world. But the legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir or offered a glimpse into his intensely private life. Here, at last, he gives unprecedented access to this work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Buffett gave thousand of hours of his own time as well as complete access to his wife, children, friends and business associates - and his files. The result is a the fullest exploration of his philosophy of life we will ever have. Here are the principles and ideas that made Buffett wealth, enriched the lives of those who adopted them and created the most fascinating American success story of our time."--Jacket.
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