Description : From the "guru to Wall Street's gurus" comes the fundamental techniques of value investing and their applications Bruce Greenwald is one of the leading authorities on value investing. Some of the savviest people on Wall Street have taken his Columbia Business School executive education course on the subject. Now this dynamic and popular teacher, with some colleagues, reveals the fundamental principles of value investing, the one investment technique that has proven itself consistently over time. After covering general techniques of value investing, the book proceeds to illustrate their applications through profiles of Warren Buffett, Michael Price, Mario Gabellio, and other successful value investors. A number of case studies highlight the techniques in practice. Bruce C. N. Greenwald (New York, NY) is the Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia University. Judd Kahn, PhD (New York, NY), is a member of Morningside Value Investors. Paul D. Sonkin (New York, NY) is the investment manager of the Hummingbird Value Fund. Michael van Biema (New York, NY) is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.
Description : First published in 1936, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000 is the long out-of-print book that Warren Buffett's biographers credit with shaping the legendary investor's business acumen and giving him his trademark appreciation of compound interest. After pulling a copy of One Thousand Ways off a library shelf at age eleven and devouring F.C. Minaker's plucky and practical business advice, Buffett declared that he would be a millionaire by the time he was 35. Written in the immediate, conversational style of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, this book is full of inventive ideas on how to make money through excellent salesmanship, hard work, and resourcefulness. While some of the ideas may seem quaint today-goat dairying, manufacturing motor-driven chairs, and renting out billiard tables to local establishments are among the money-making ideas presented- the underlying fundamentals of business explained in these pages remain as solid as they were over seventy years ago. Covering a wide spectrum of topics including investing, marketing, merchandising, sales, customer relations, and raising money for charity, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000 is both a durable, classic business book and a fascinating portrait of determined entrepreneurship in Depression-era America. Every effort has been made to reproduce the content exactly as it was originally presented.
Description : From composer, musician, philanthropist--and son of Warren Buffett--comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way.
Description : It took the world's greatest investor, Warren Buffett, nearly four decades to make his first $100m. The Deals of Warren Buffett - Volume 1 charts the series of investments that made up that journey.In revealing detail, and with a lucid descriptive style, experienced author and investor Glen Arnold explains Buffett's thinking behind these investment deals and shows how his cumulative returns compounded his wealth over time.In this formative period, from 1941-78, Buffett developed and honed the investment philosophy that would lead him to become so successful as his career progressed. But it was not all plain sailing - Buffett made mistakes along the way - and Arnold shows how Buffett learned through success and failure how to select companies worth backing. Arnold also includes insightful 'learning points' at the end of each chapter, which reveal how investors can learn from the craft of Warren Buffett to improve their own investing. Investments featured in this first volume include: GEICO, American Express, Disney, Berkshire Hathaway, See's Candies, and The Washington Post. With stories and analysis drawn from decades of investing experience, join Glen Arnold and delve deeper in The Deals of Warren Buffett!
Description : A listing of the investments held and their status, as of December 2007, of ten successful investors/managers at their associated companies.
Description : "Public companies are everywhere, and they surround you frommorning to night. . . . Nearly everything you eat, wear, read,listen to, ride in, lie on, or gargle with is made by one. Perfumeto penknives, hot tubs to hot dogs, nuts to nail polish are made bybusinesses that you can own." --from the Introduction. McDonald's, The Gap, Circuit City, Gillette, CBS, and thousandsmore . . . anybody can own part of big and small companies. Ascompanies grow and prosper, you can too. Whenever burgers areeaten, sweaters are purchased, batteries are used, and faces areshaved, you've got a piece of the action. From Alexander Hamiltonto Warren Buffett, people have been making big money by investingin the corporations and institutions around them. Mutual-fund superstar Peter Lynch and author John Rothchild explainwhat's not normally taught in high school --how the stock markethelps you and how it helps the country. By understanding how andwhy the stock market works when you buy a share of a company orpurchase a mutual fund, you can make informed --and profitable--decisions. Whether you're saving for college, a house, a trip, orretirement, there is no better method to secure a sound financialfuture than to invest. Young or old, there is no better time tostart investing than now. "Investing is fun. It's interesting. It can put you on the road to prosperity for the rest of your life.. . ." Learn to Earn gives you the expert guidance you need to make theright start. Lynch and Rothchild cover the gamut on investmentfundamentals and principles, from choosing stocks, to picking abroker, to reading an annual report. Learn to Earn reveals how todecipher the stock pages and how to evaluate the pros and cons ofthe five basic investment vehicles --savings accounts,collectibles, houses or apartments, stocks, and bonds. Yet, thereis much more to investing than just the principles, and there ismuch more to Learn to Earn than just the fundamentals. Opportunitycomes in many forms, from many sources, with many histories.Brimming with stories and parables, Lynch and Rothchild alsoexplain: * Why the world as we know it would collapse without investors . .. * How capitalism, from the time of the American Revolution on, hasshaped the past, and how that affects us today . . . * How Coke, Campbell's Soup, Ben & Jerry's, Microsoft, andother big companies got started, who gets rich from them, and howthey got that way . . . * How to know the real story behind the price of a stock
Description : It's a little book with a big history. In the summer of 2005, the magazine Business 2.0 published a cover story on a self-published management pamphlet by William Swanson, CEO of American aerospace contractor Raytheon. Lauded by chief executives including Jack Welch and Warren Buffett, it became a quiet phenomenon, and more than 300,000 people wrote in to the magazine to ask for a copy. But much of the pamphlet drew from a business book of 1944 - which Profile are now reissuing, revised and updated, as The Unwritten Laws of Business. Filled with sage advice and written in a clear, engaging style, it offers insights on working with others, reporting to a boss, running meetings, advancing your career, and much, much more: If you have no intention of using someone's opinion, don't ask for it; It's natural enough to 'look out for Number One', but your associates won't look out for you; If you take care of your present job well, the future will take care of itself. And more - all of which has also stood the test of time.Refreshingly free of the latest business jargon, The Unwritten Laws of Business is wise, ethical and insightful, capturing and distilling the timeless truths and principles that underlie management and business the world over.
Description : “Ace Greenberg did almost everything better than I do—bridge, magic tricks, dog training, and arbitrage—all the important things in life.” —WARREN BUFFETT Alan C. Greenberg, the former chairman of Bear, Stearns, and a celebrated philanthropist, was known throughout the financial world for his biting, quirky but invaluable and wise memos. Read by everyone from Warren Buffett to Jeff Bezos to Tom Peters (“I love this book,” the coauthor of In Search of Excellence said), Greenberg’s MEMOS FROM THE CHAIRMAN comprise a unique—and uniquely simple—management philosophy. Make decisions based on common sense. Avoid the herd mentality. Control expenses with unrelenting vigil. Run your business at the highest level of morality. Free your motivated, intelligent people from the chain of command. Always return phone calls promptly and courteously. Never believe your own body odor is perfume. And stay humble, humble, humble.
Description : In Working Together, a fascinating and invaluable look at why great partnerships succeed, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner discusses how professional partnerships have contributed to his success. In addition, Eisner tells the stories of nine other highly successful business collaborations, including Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, Bill and Melinda Gates, Joe Torre and Don Zimmer, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.