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21 October 2008 7,331 views No Comment

Warren buffett himself wrote several books and there are books writte about him and his way of investing.

The latest book is “The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life” Written by Alice Schroeder.

It’s as close as a memoir it can be as the author was allowed access to the personal life of Warren and he spend hours answering her questions and took her to his wife, children and business associates. This book is a must for anyone that wants to have a close look at the life and business of one of the greatest investors alive.
This book gives the reader a complete look at how Warren Buffett selects the companies to invest in
• Buffett’s time-tested dos and don’ts for interpreting an income statement and balance sheet
• Why high research and development costs can kill a great business
• How much debt Buffett thinks a company can carry before it becomes too dangerous to touch
• The financial ratios and calculations that Buffett uses to identify the company with a durable competitive advantage — which he believes makes for the winning long-term investment
• How Buffett uses financial statements to value a company
• What kinds of companies Warren stays away from no matter how cheap their selling price
The author, Hagstrom, describes the investment strategies and techniques used by Warren Buffett to realize enormous success as a professional investor. Aiming his analysis at the individual investor, Hagstrom reviews the influence of Buffett’s mentors, Ben Graham and Philip Fisher, and illustrates Buffett’s synthesis of their investment philosophies. Hagstrom provides case studies of Buffett’s major investments, showing the qualities of the companies that had appeal. Buffett’s investment philosophy espouses long-term investing, respect for good management, and recognition of the value of a business franchise.

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