The Crown of Thorns

Author:,

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:151075976X

Total Pages:168

Viewed:457

GET EBOOK

Books Description:

Compiled by the son of the cofounder of H&R Block, a collection of business quotes and advice from the most successful investor of the twentieth century, Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is widely considered the most successful investor of the twentieth century. Since the early 1950s, Buffett has proved himself to be an astute investor, and he turned Berkshire Hathaway from a struggling small textile business into the tenth-largest public company in the world, valued at more than $600 billion. Buffett is well known for his simple but invaluable principles regarding investing and finances, and countless businessmen and people looking to be smarter with their money and their investments have turned to Buffett for his advice. One of those people is Robert Bloch, son of the cofounder of the tax preparation company H&R Block. The Warren Buffett Book of Investing Wisdom contains 350 quotes that Bloch has personally found to be indispensable to financial success. With the written blessing of Buffett himself, Bloch has selected the best of Buffett, wisdom that will guide you to becoming the most disciplined and rational long-term investor you can be.

Related Titles:

Buffett

Author:Roger Lowenstein

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:0804150605

Total Pages:512

Viewed:1057

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Since its hardcover publication in August of 1995, Buffett has appeared on the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Newsday and Business Week bestseller lists. Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century—an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura. Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett’s family, friends, and colleagues to provide the first definitive, inside account of the life and career of this American original. Buffett explains Buffett’s investment strategy—a long-term philosophy grounded in buying stock in companies that are undervalued on the market and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces—and shows how it is a reflection of his inner self.

The Snowball

Author:Alice Schroeder

Publisher:Bantam

ISBN:055390549X

Total Pages:976

Viewed:765

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett Here is the book 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. 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 world’s 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 writer’s 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, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time. Praise for The Snowball “Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time “Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times “If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post “Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal “A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes “The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

The Essays of Warren Buffett

Author:Lawrence A. Cunningham,Warren E. Buffett

Publisher:Carolina Academic Press

ISBN:1611634474

Total Pages:306

Viewed:1972

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

In the third edition of this international best seller, Lawrence Cunningham brings you the latest wisdom from Warren Buffett’s annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. New material addresses: the financial crisis and its continuing implications for investors, managers and society; the housing bubble at the bottom of that crisis; the debt and derivatives excesses that fueled the crisis and how to deal with them; controlling risk and protecting reputation in corporate governance; Berkshire’s acquisition and operation of Burlington Northern Santa Fe; the role of oversight in heavily regulated industries; investment possibilities today; and weaknesses of popular option valuation models. Some other material has been rearranged to deepen the themes and lessons that the collection has always produced: Buffett’s “owner-related business principles” are in the prologue as a separate subject and valuation and accounting topics are spread over four instead of two sections and reordered to sharpen their payoff. Media coverage is available at the following links: Interviews/Podcasts: Motley Fool, click here. Money, Riches and Wealth, click here. Manual of Ideas, click here. Corporate Counsel, click here. Reviews: William J. Taylor, ABA Banking Journal, click here. Bob Morris, Blogging on Business, click here. Pamela Holmes, Saturday Evening Post, click here. Kevin M. LaCroix, D&O Diary, click here. Blog Posts: On Finance issues (Columbia University), click here. On Berkshire post-Buffett (Manual of Ideas), click here. On Publishing the book (Value Walk), click here. On Governance issues (Harvard University blog), click here. Featured Stories/Recommended Reading: Motley Fool, click here. Stock Market Blog, click here. Motley Fool Interviews with LAC at Berkshire's 2013 Annual Meeting Berkshire Businesses: Vastly Different, Same DNA, click here. Is Berkshire's Fat Wallet an Enemy to Its Success?, click here. Post-Buffett Berkshire: Same Question, Same Answer, click here. How a Disciplined Value Approach Works Across the Decades, click here. Through the Years: Constant Themes in Buffett's Letters, click here. Buffett's Single Greatest Accomplishment, click here. Where Buffett Is Finding Moats These Days, click here. How Buffett Has Changed Through the Years, click here. Speculating on Buffett's Next Acquisition, click here. Buffett Says “Chief Risk Officers” Are a Terrible Mistake, click here. Berkshire Without Buffett, click here.

Trade Like Warren Buffett

Author:James Altucher

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:0471720089

Total Pages:288

Viewed:371

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

"Trading is notoriously tough. But Altucher's new book adds anoteworthy addition to the library on Warren Buffett. He shows alot of Buffett that isn't readily available in the existing commonliterature. Definitely required reading for any serious Buffettbuff." -Kenneth L. Fisher, Forbes' "Portfolio Strategy" Columnist Founderand CEO, Fisher Investments "Finally, someone blows apart the myth that Warren Buffett is abuy-and-hold investor. Altucher has given us an insightful andwell-written commentary on how Buffett has amassed his trackrecord, and what we can do to emulate him. He details thetrade-by-trade examples. This is a must read for anyone wanting tolearn about how the Master Investor works." -John Mauldin, author, Bull's Eye Investing editor of Thoughts fromthe Frontline (www.2000wave.com) While Warren Buffett is considered the "world's greatest valueinvestor," there's another side to Buffett that is rarely talkedabout. Although Buffett has gained recognition for his valueinvesting approach to the markets, the fact is that nobody-over thepast fifty years-has traded and invested with a more diverse groupof strategies than Buffett. Trade Like Warren Buffett challenges the current coverage of thisgreat investor by including details of all of Buffett's investingand trading methods, including mean reversion, commodities, bonds,arbitrage, market timing, funds, as well as Graham-Dodd. To augmentthe discussion of each strategy, Trade Like Warren Buffett alsoincludes interviews with leading financial professionals, whoreveal in detail how they've successfully used the sametechniques. There is no one way to sum up Warren Buffett's investment style.But if you're interested in boosting the performance of yourportfolio, Trade Like Warren Buffett can show you how.

Buffett Beyond Value

Author:Prem C. Jain

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470608951

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1177

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A detailed look at how Warren Buffett really invests In this engaging new book, author Prem Jain extracts Warren Buffett's wisdom from his writings, Berkshire Hathaway financial statements, and his letters to shareholders and partners in his partnership firms-thousands of pages written over the last fifty years. Jain uncovers the key elements of Buffett's approach that every investor should be aware of. With Buffett Beyond Value, you'll learn that, contrary to popular belief, Warren Buffett is not a pure value investor, but a unique thinker who combines the principles of both value and growth investing strategies. You'll also discover why understanding CEOs is more important than studying financial metrics; and why you need an appropriate psychological temperament to be a successful investor. Reveals Buffett's multifaceted investment principles Discusses how Buffett thinks differently from others about portfolio diversification, market efficiency, and corporate governance Highlights how you can build a diverse and profitable investment portfolio With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to successfully invest like Warren Buffett.

Buffett's Tips

Author:John M. Longo,Tyler J. Longo

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111976372X

Total Pages:432

Viewed:741

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Praise for BUFFETT'S TIPS "John Longo and his son, Tyler, have performed a valuable service, taking the wisdom of Warren Buffett (the supply of which is ample) and distilling from it 100 'tips,' with the authors' own explanatory text, to guide the reader from financial ignorance to a degree of financial literacy. Along the way, there are useful lessons for life in general. If you have a friend, child, or parent who needs a pathway to a better understanding of some financial fundamentals, get this book for them—it'll go a long way to bringing them up to speed." —Simon Lorne, Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management LLC; former Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson "Priceless. 100 investment and life tips from the Oracle—a great read for the beginning investor." —S. Basu Mullick, retired Portfolio Manager and Managing Director, Neuberger Berman; former General Partner, Omega Advisors; noted value investor; former "Marketwatch Fund Manager of the Year" "John Longo has a well-earned reputation for excellence in teaching at the University level. Working with his son Tyler, John now extends his passion for education out of the classroom and across generations with this guidebook to the essential tools for financial proficiency." —Gregory P. Francfort, noted value investor; former Institutional Investor "All-Star Analyst" "John and his son have written an invaluable guide steeped in the wisdom of Warren Buffett. Marrying sound financial advice with general life lessons, Buffett's Tips provides a solid foundation for advancing financial literacy across a broad multi-generational audience." —Joshua Rosenbaum, Joshua Pearl, Joseph Gasparro, co-authors, The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros and Investment Banking: Valuation, LBOs, M&A, and IPOs

Berkshire Beyond Buffett

Author:Lawrence A. Cunningham

Publisher:Columbia University Press

ISBN:0231538693

Total Pages:334

Viewed:1336

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A profile of Berkshire Hathaway, the keys to its success, and how it can survive beyond its iconic chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett. In a comprehensive portrait of the corporate culture that unites Berkshire’s subsidiaries, Lawrence Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerate's perpetual prosperity. Riveting stories of each subsidiary’s origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire reveal how managers generate economic value from intangibles like thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy, and a sense of permanence. Berkshire Beyond Buffett explores not only what will happen to Berkshire after Buffett, but presents all of Berkshire behind Buffett, the inspiring managerial luminaries, innovative entrepreneurs, and devotees of deep values that define this esteemed organization. Whether or not you are convinced that Berkshire can endure without Buffett, the book is full of management lessons for small and large businesses, entrepreneurs, family firms, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Enjoy entertaining tales from Berkshire’s 50 main subsidiaries, including Dairy Queen, GEICO, Benjamin Moore, Fruit of the Loom, BNSF, Justin, Pampered Chef, Marmon, Clayton Homes, FlightSafety, and more. “An invaluable read for entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, managers and anyone wanting to learn more about corporate stewardship.”—The Economist “How did Warren Buffett build such a great firm as Berkshire Hathaway? To unravel this mystery, Lawrence Cunningham takes a deep dive inside the cultures of Berkshire's subsidiaries, highlighting the value of integrity, kinship, and autonomy—and revealing how building moats around the castles may help the firm outlast its visionary founder.”—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take

Jimmy Buffett

Author:Ryan White

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1501132571

Total Pages:368

Viewed:931

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A candid, compelling, and rollicking portrait of the pirate captain of Margaritaville—Jimmy Buffett. In Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way, acclaimed music critic Ryan White has crafted the first definitive account of Buffett’s rise from singing songs for beer to his emergence as a tropical icon and CEO behind the Margaritaville industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, and lifestyle products all inspired by his sunny but disillusioned hit “Margaritaville.” Filled with interviews from friends, musicians, Coral Reefer Band members past and present, and business partners who were there, this book is a top-down joyride with plenty of side trips and meanderings from Mobile and Pascagoula to New Orleans, Key West, down into the islands aboard the Euphoria and the Euphoria II, and into the studios and onto the stages where the foundation of Buffett’s reputation was laid. Buffett wasn’t always the pied piper of beaches, bars, and laid-back living. Born on the Gulf Coast, the son of a son of a sailing ship captain, Buffett scuffed around New Orleans in the late sixties, flunked out of Nashville (and a marriage) in 1971, and found refuge among the artists, dopers, shrimpers, and genuine characters who’d collected at the end of the road in Key West. And it was there, in those waning outlaw days at the last American exit, where Buffett, like Hemingway before him, found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation. And just where is Margaritaville? It’s wherever it’s five o’clock; it’s wherever there’s a breeze and salt in the air; and it’s wherever Buffett sets his bare feet, smiles, and sings his songs.

Even Buffett Isn't Perfect

Author:Vahan Janjigian

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440631476

Total Pages:256

Viewed:1753

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

A contrarian look at how Warren Buffett thinks about investing and related issues Warren Buffett is the most successful and revered investor of all time. His ability to consistently find undervalued companies has made him one of the world’s richest men. Despite many previous books about him, it’s rare to find an objective assessment—one that praises him when appropriate, but also recognizes that even Buffett makes mistakes. For instance, is he right to call for higher taxes and an end to earnings guidance? Should Buffett fans copy his avoidance of technology stocks? In this penetrating look at how Buffett thinks, Vahan Janjigian shows readers how to learn from the master’s best moves while avoiding strategies that don’t apply to small investors. And he explains Buffett’s favorite valuation methodology, the discounted cash flow model, and how it can significantly reduce the odds of overpaying for a stock.

Leadership Lessons: Warren Buffett

Author:Will Peters

Publisher:New Word City

ISBN:161230544X

Total Pages:80

Viewed:640

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor in history. From his humble beginnings in Depression-torn Nebraska, he became the world's richest man before he started giving his billions away. But his wealth and power is balanced by self-deprecating wit, folksy charm, a modest lifestyle, and a well-earned reputation for blunt honesty. In truth, Buffett is far more complex than he appears, and he owes his success equally to hard work and his exceptional ability to spot value that others overlook. But as this short-form book shows, Buffett's insights, principles, and precepts hold lessons that investors everywhere can profit from. As his story proves, getting rich in the stock market isn't easy--but it's far from impossible.

The Warren Buffett Way

Author:Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118793994

Total Pages:320

Viewed:358

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Warren Buffett is the most famous investor of all time and oneof today’s most admired business leaders. He became abillionaire and investment sage by looking at companies asbusinesses rather than prices on a stock screen. The first twoeditions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors theirfirst in-depth look at the innovative investment and businessstrategies behind Buffett’s spectacular success. The newedition updates readers on the latest investments byBuffett. And, more importantly, it draws on the new field ofbehavioral finance to explain how investors can overcome the commonobstacles that prevent them from investing likeBuffett. New material includes: How to think like a long-term investor – just likeBuffett Why “loss aversion”, the tendency of most investorsto overweight the pain of losing money, is one of the biggestobstacles that investors must overcome. Why behaving rationally in the face of the ups and downs of themarket has been the key to Buffett’s investing success Analysis of Buffett’s recent acquisition of H.J. Heinzand his investment in IBM stock The greatest challenge to emulating Buffett is not in theselection of the right stocks, Hagstrom writes, but in having thefortitude to stick with sound investments in the face of economicand market uncertainty. The new edition explains thepsychological foundations of Buffett’s approach, thus givingreaders the best roadmap yet for mastering both the principles andbehaviors that have made Buffett the greatest investor of ourgeneration.

Dear Mr. Buffett

Author:Janet M. Tavakoli

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:0470442735

Total Pages:256

Viewed:1427

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Janet Tavakoli takes you into the world of Warren Buffett by way of the recent mortgage meltdown. In correspondence and discussion with him over 2 years, they both saw the writing on the wall, made clear by the implosion of Bear Stearns. Tavakoli, in clear and engaging prose, explains how the credit mess happened beginning with the mortgage lending Ponzi schemes funded by investment banks, the Fed bailout and its impact on the dollar. Through her narrative, we hear from Warren Buffett and learn how his enduring principles caused him to see the mess that was coming well in advance and kept him and his investors well out of the way.

Buffett and Beyond

Author:Joseph Belmonte

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111895579X

Total Pages:272

Viewed:695

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Construct a portfolio that is sure to outperform marketaverages Warren Buffett had it right all along. Now it's your turn tolearn how to construct a portfolio that is sure to outperform themarket averages, as well as almost every professional money managerin the world. Warren Buffett's method of predictability candetermine a future target price, which in turn determines hisall-important purchase price. However, Buffett doesn't drawconclusions of his predictability method relative to the futuretotal returns of portfolios. That's where Buffett and Beyondcomes in, taking Buffett's method one giant step beyond,proving that if you select a portfolio of stocks using thepredictability method in this book, you will outperform 96% ofprofessional money managers over the long term. In addition to the information in the book, readers will haveaccess to a password-protected website that includes tutorialvideos, PowerPoint slides, free trial access to a video newsletter,and a trial subscription to the author's computer program, whichfollows the research presented in the book. Explains Clean Surplus Accounting (CSA) to determine Return onOwners' Equity (ROE) Uses CSA to determine ROE in a unique way to verify Buffett'sall-important purchase price Draws conclusions between Clean Surplus Return on Equity andfuture total returns Shows that every portfolio selected from the S&P 500 indexwith above-average Clean Surplus ROEs outperformed the S&Paverage during the test periods from 1987 to the present If you're an investor, this book will impact your financial lifeforever.

Warren Buffett on Business

Author:Warren Buffett

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:9780470570715

Total Pages:272

Viewed:813

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

The proven business principles of Warren Buffett Warren Buffett is one of the most admired and prolific investors and managers in corporate America. Warren Buffett on Business is a timeless guide to strategies that can help you run a successful business. This book is a one-of-a-kind collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades, and in a clear, simple style distills the basic principles of sound business practices. Through Buffett's own remarkable words, this practical management handbook shares valuable insights on communicating with, and treating employees and shareholders fairly; responsible corporate governance; ethical behavior; patience and perseverance; admitting mistakes; and having a passion for work. Contains priceless pearls of business and management wisdom, woven into a delightful narrative Designed in an accessible manner and organized by business and management topics with strong lessons from Buffett Provides direct, hands-on information on major topics concerning managers, entrepreneurs, business students, and anyone interested in business Informative and inspiring, this unique book puts Warren Buffett's business beliefs in perspective.

The Deals of Warren Buffett

Author:Glen Arnold

Publisher:Harriman House Limited

ISBN:0857196480

Total Pages:287

Viewed:708

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

In this second volume of The Deals of Warren Buffett, the story continues as we trace Warren Buffett's journey to his first $1bn. When we left Buffett at the end of Volume 1, he had reached a fortune of $100m. In this enthralling next instalment, we follow Buffett's investment deals over two more decades as he became a billionaire. This is the most exhilarating period of Buffett's career, where he found gem after gem in both the stock market and among tightly-run family firms with excellent economic franchises. In this period, Berkshire Hathaway shares jumped 29-fold from $89 to $2,600, while Buffett made investments in the following companies: GEICO, Buffalo Evening News, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Capital Cities, ABC, Disney, Fechheimer Brothers, Scott Fetzer, Solomon Brothers, Coca-Cola, Borsheims, Gillette, Procter & Gamble, and Duracell. For each of these deals, investing expert and Buffett historian Glen Arnold delves into unprecedented detail to analyse the investment process and the stories of the individuals involved. Arnold's engaging, lucid style transports the reader to the time and place of the deals, to truly appreciate how Buffett was operating. With stories and analysis drawn from decades of investing experience, join Glen Arnold and delve deeper into The Deals of Warren Buffett!

Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett

Author:Jeeva Ramaswamy

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:1118240367

Total Pages:304

Viewed:772

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

The practical guide to investing the Warren Buffett way Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett: A High Return Investment Strategy highlights actual trades author Jeeva Ramaswamy has successfully executed using principles established by investment guru Warren Buffet. Clearly explaining how Buffett's principles can be used to make specific investments the book, unlike other investment guides, also clearly explains how to apply Buffett's exit strategies as they pertain to holding or selling positions. Giving readers a complete overview of Buffett's methodologies and how to apply them, the book is a step-by-step stock research checklist and comprehensive guide to investing and managing a successful stock portfolio. It includes detailed instructions to: Determine where to search for stock prospects Thoroughly research stocks using a stock research checklist Confidently make buy and sell decisions Expertly manage your portfolio Packed with specific stock examples, real-life calculations, and expert tips, Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett is your guide to harnessing the market savvy of an investing legend.

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy

Author:Erin McKenna,Scott L. Pratt

Publisher:Open Court

ISBN:0812696921

Total Pages:288

Viewed:1011

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Jimmy Buffett and his music have touched the lives of millions of people around the world, spanning generations and genres. But is Buffett's music just a good time, or is there a deeper level to it? Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy shows the philosophical side of this self-proclaimed non-philosopher's work. The articles in this book provide an accessible approach to thinking about Buffett's music philosophically and to thinking about philosophy from the perspective of Jimmy Buffett's music. Along the way, questions are raised about figures in the philosophical tradition from ancient to contemporary — Epicurus, Diogenes, Heidegger, Josiah Royce, William James, John Dewey, and Judith Butler. In addition, questions about a wide range of traditional philosophical issues, including aesthetic theory, identity, knowledge, culture, and being, are explored.

Leadership Lessons: Warren Buffett, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Katharine Graham, Steve Jobs, and Ray Kroc

Author:Will Peters

Publisher:New Word City

ISBN:1640190473

Total Pages:255

Viewed:1169

DOWNLOAD

Books Description:

Great leaders have a great deal to teach those of us who aspire to leadership. But their lessons are as diverse and sometimes contradictory as the leaders themselves; we have to pick and choose among them, matching our own talents, temperament, and shortcomings with those of the models we aim to copy. Here are studies of six business titans of the recent past who offer a wide range of precepts for leadership: Warren Buffett, the most successful investor in history, who combines vast wealth with honesty, unfeigned modesty, and self-deprecating wit; Walt Disney, the great entertainer, who promoted family values but was also a tyrannical micro-manager; Thomas Alva Edison, the world's most prolific inventor, who gave us the phonograph, the incandescent light, the electric generator, and motion pictures; Katharine Graham, who earned world fame as the courageous publisher whose Washington Post led the fight to uncover the Watergate scandal that drove Richard Nixon from the White House; Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder and genius who dazzled the world with the revolutionary iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad; and Ray Kroc, the late-blooming entrepreneur who built McDonald's into the world's biggest fast-food restaurant chain. No reader will follow all of their precepts, but all six offer vital lessons for anyone who wants to be a leader.