A collection of pithy and inspiring sayings from The united states’s favorite businessman that reveal his secrets of success.
Like the sayings of the ancient Chinese philospher Lao-tzu, Warren Buffett’s worldly wisdom is deceptively simple and enormously powerful in application. In The Tao of Warren Buffett, Mary Buffett — writer of three books on Warren Buffett’s investment methods — joins noted Buffettologist and international lecturer David Clark to bring you Warren Buffett’s smartest, funniest, and most memorable sayings with an eye toward revealing the life philosophy and the investment strategies that have made Warren Buffett, and the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, so enormously wealthy.
Warren Buffett’s investment achievements are unparalleled. He owes his success to hard work, integrity, and that most elusive commodity of all, common sense. The quotations in this book exemplify Warren’s practical strategies and provide useful illustrations for every investor — large or small — and models everyone can follow. The quotes are culled from quite a few sources, including personal conversations, corporate reports, profiles, and interviews. The authors provide short explanations for each quote and use examples from Buffett’s own business transactions whenever conceivable to illustrate his words at work.
As Warren says:
“You must invest in a business that even a fool can run, because sooner or later a fool will.”
“With enough inside information and a million dollars, You’ll go broke in a year.”
“No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You’ll’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
“Our method is very simple. We just try to shop for businesses with good-to-superb underlying economics run by honest and able people and buy them at sensible prices. That’s all I’m trying to do.”
The Tao of Warren Buffett inspires, amuses, sharpens the mind, and offers priceless investment savvy that any one can take to the bank. This irresistibly browsable and entertaining book is destined to turn into a classic.