Books Recommended by Warren Buffett
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The Farmer from Merna
A Biography of George J. Mecherle and a History of the State Farm Insurance Companies of Bloomington, Illinois
Source: "By 1999 [State Farm] had amassed a tangible net worth exceeding that of all but four American businesses. If you want to read how this happened, get a copy of [this book]." - Warren Buffett
Limping on Water
My 40-Year Adventure with One of America's Outstanding Communications Companies
Source: "Much of what you become in life depends on whom you choose to admire and copy. Start with Tom Murphy, and you’ll never need a second exemplar." - Warren Buffett
A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers From Warren Buffett
Source: "Sums up what Charlie and I have been saying over the years in annual reports and at annual meetings." - Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules
Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor
Jeremy C. Miller
Source: "If you are fascinated by investment theory and practice, you will enjoy this book." - Warren Buffett
Can you give me some book recommendations for investing books that Warren Buffett would approve of?
Absolutely! There are many investing books Warren Buffett himself has recommended over the years. The Oracle of Omaha, as he's known, often shares his top book picks at Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings or through shareholder letters.
Which book that Buffett wrote would you suggest for someone looking to start their journey in investing?
Buffett wrote "The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America" which is a collection of his letters to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. This book is a goldmine of information for someone looking to delve into the world of investing.
Can you tell me more about the services provided by Berkshire Hathaway?
Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate where Buffett is CEO, is involved in a variety of services across several sectors. These range from insurance and utilities to freight rail transportation and retail businesses. It also holds considerable stock in companies like Apple and Bank of America.
Would you happen to know a book recommended by Buffett that's written by someone named David?
Yes, in fact, Buffett has recommended "The Outsiders" by William N. Thorndike. This book details the extraordinary success of eight unconventional CEOs, including David Sokol of MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
I heard Warren Buffett is associated with a stock screener tool. Could you provide more details?
Indeed, the "Warren Buffett Stock Screener" is a tool that applies the investment philosophy and criteria that Buffett uses when looking for companies to invest in. It provides helpful details for investors, from company ratings to financial data.
Are there any book recommendations courtesy of Amazon that I could get for a deeper look into Buffett's investing strategies?
Amazon has a great selection of books recommended by Buffett himself. These include "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham and "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits" by Philip Fisher. Always remember, as Buffett puts it, "Reading is good" for honing your investing skills.
What is a good book to understand the business side of Berkshire Hathaway?
"Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders" is a great book that compiles all of Buffett's letters to his shareholders over the years. It offers invaluable insight into the business strategies and principles that have guided Berkshire Hathaway's success.
Are there any investing books that Buffett recommends for understanding the tech industry?
Interestingly, one of the books Buffett recommends for understanding the tech industry isn't an investing book. It’s "The Innovators" by Walter Isaacson, a book about the people who created the computer and the Internet.
Has Buffett ever recommended a book that discusses financial scandals, like the Enron incident for instance?
Yes, he has. Buffett recommended "The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron" by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. This book provides a deep dive into one of the most infamous scandals in business history.
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