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Here is THE audiobook recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha.”

Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the worlds richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”

When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.

Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writers questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffetts legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched peoples lives. This audiobook tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.

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"Successful investor Warren Buffett sits down with author Schroeder to give readers deep and erudite insights into his work and personal life. Detailing his views on current trends in the economy and society, Buffet speaks with tremendous wisdom about everything from his family to his business ethics. Richard McGonagle gives an eloquent, straightforward reading. He has a knack for delivering words with a profound importance in his voice, drawing in listeners and holding their interest for hours. Schroeder reads her introduction and sets the tone for this revealing biography. A Bantam hardcover (reviewed online). (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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At last comes the book recounting the life and times of Warren Buffett that the legendary Omaha investor has refused to write himself. Abridged. 8 CDs.

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About the Author

Alice Schroeder was a Wall Street analyst and a managing director at Morgan Stanley when she decided at Warren Buffetts suggestion to write full-time. A former CPA, she lives in Connecticut with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739334065
Author:
Schroeder, Alice
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
McGonagle, Richard
Read:
McGonagle, Richard
Author:
McGonagle, Richard
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Capitalists and financiers
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Investments -- United States.
Subject:
Biography/Business
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x5.00x1.15 in. .56 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Successful investor Warren Buffett sits down with author Schroeder to give readers deep and erudite insights into his work and personal life. Detailing his views on current trends in the economy and society, Buffet speaks with tremendous wisdom about everything from his family to his business ethics. Richard McGonagle gives an eloquent, straightforward reading. He has a knack for delivering words with a profound importance in his voice, drawing in listeners and holding their interest for hours. Schroeder reads her introduction and sets the tone for this revealing biography. A Bantam hardcover (reviewed online). (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , At last comes the book recounting the life and times of Warren Buffett that the legendary Omaha investor has refused to write himself. Abridged. 8 CDs.
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