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Summary

Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett. Tracing Warren Buffett's career from the beginning, Hagstrom told listeners exactly how, starting with an initial investment of only $100 Buffett built a business empire and has an estimated net worth of $44 billion. The Third Edition of The Warren Buffett Way will focus on the timeless principles and strategies behind Buffett's extraordinary investment success. There will be new chapters on the important distinctions between investment and trading and an examination of the most successful disciples of Warren Buffett. Some less important material will be deleted and the overall focus will be to create an edition that will stand the test of time, distilling Buffett's success formula in a way that will provide value to listeners for decades to come.

©2013 Robert G. Hagstrom (P)2013 Random House

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  • 05-01-15

A phenomenal book

Thus is the best ever book about Warren Buffett and his investing mastership. I love it. Every single word. Just read and use. A marvellous job of the author .

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Inspirational book that can change your life

I love it. Should have listened to this already. I am sure going to be listening to it over and over again.

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Thanks

I love it. and i won't mind reading it again and again. Thanks and hope to listen again.

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Loved it!

Loved it. I am completely a novice investing in stocks and this was great to engage my analytical mind.

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  • Kirsteen
  • Tain, United Kingdom
  • 23-06-17

Fascinating insight into value investing

I'm brand new to investing and the stock market so there were a lot of lessons for me in this book. It took me a while to get used to the narrator. He is quite monotonous but the content is interesting so it's worth listening and paying attention.

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Absolutely amazing and motivational

Great story through the life of Warren B., his first stocks and investments, and his performance in Berkshire hathaway! Very educational with the impact of Warren Buffet' s mentors😉 I recommend it to everybody who wants to see the real performance of the stock portfolio rather than speculation.

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Insightful and very informative.

Great read if you want to break away from the flock. The book has some very informative methods to apply to your investment strategy.

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Great guide to investment

For non experienced investors is definitely a great way to start understand how things work and be more cautious for future investment!

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Great book. Wrong medium. Missing notes

The book is great but there is a fair amount of subtle math involved and I had to pause/rewind quite often so probably it’s not the best format for the book.

Also, don’t know if it’s normal but the notes at the end are not read. I suppose it’s normal.

Only problem with that is that when I was reading my paper copy the notes included important clues about the math involved in the valuation of companies.

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Must read for serious investors

Lots of good learning. Will definately need multiple read to completely digest all content. Would be difficult to implement various methods explained but even if we could follow 20% of basic principles i am sur e we will do good for our hard earned money.

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  • Kevin Martin
  • 25-10-15

Suggest getting the print copy.

The book is more like a manual or text book so having a print copy will help with the various formulas and key points.

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  • Jon
  • 17-05-14

Not for the casual listener

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is very serious about reading financials and sincerely wants to do what is takes to try to beat the indexes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, it dissected the elements of success behind Buffett's singular success. The author established a rubric and measured some of Buffett's key investments against this.

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  • 26-11-16

Practical as well as informative

Last couple chapters do case reviews of companies Warren invested in and why. Spares us of meaningless childhood memory details. Gets into the meat of evolution of Warren 's investing principals. Very practical if you want to think & invest like Warren.

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  • popsy
  • 21-09-17

very good

very understanding need paper and pencil to compute calculations and write down pointers buy it

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  • Tecumseh
  • 19-08-17

Priceless advice

A must for any investor and it saves you a lot of money for all this education sales pitches on investing

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  • Doug Landrith
  • 29-12-16

very very very dry book

It's a book on long-term investments in the stock market, follow the tenants of Warren Buffett. I didn't expect it to be very entertaining. but the book could have been much shorter had the last three chapters not been inserted for their Dickenson pay per word value, since they repeated earlier concepts introduced in the book. Although, the biographical chapters on Mr. Buffett were a nice addition.

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  • David Brown
  • 28-01-18

One of the great investment books

This book teaches you one of the greatest investment philosophies. Everyone should learn it, though as Buffett states. If you cannot detach emotionally, or aren't able to do your homework. Stick to index funds, though reading this book should be required reading for anyone who invests no matter the strategy.

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  • william wheeler
  • 09-08-17

it's never too late to learn

I wish I had paid attention earlier in life to this wisdom put forth in this book for I would absolutely be better off for it. Well as the title states I better get going

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  • Jacqueline Samsel
  • 18-04-15

Not for a new investor

it was worth listening to but I found that their was a lot of number talk in the book that sometimes made it difficult to follow. but if you wanna know more about Warren Buffet then read this book.

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  • David
  • 23-03-14

Great insights on a differnent view of investing

What made the experience of listening to The Warren Buffett Way the most enjoyable?

Great story and advise for how to view the opportunities in the Stock Market.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Warren Buffett Way?

That common sense is not what most people in the market use when investing in the Stock market

7 of 10 people found this review helpful