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Warren Buffett's 3 Favorite Books: A guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations [Kindle Edition]

Preston George Pysh
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Book Description

If you are concerned about the quality of this book or its video content, all potentially customers are highly encouraged to "Look Inside" the book or visit BuffettsBooks.com before deciding on your purchase. 
 
This book is NOT:
  1. This is NOT a copy of The Intelligent InvestorSecurity Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations.  Those books are huge (1,940 pages combined) and sometimes difficult to understand.   This book is concise (176 pages - with 6 pages for notes), it explains the important information found in those books, and it has easy to understand video lessons that accompany every chapter.
  2. This is NOT a get rich quick book.  The advice demonstrates how Warren Buffett truly thinks and how he accumulated billions over a lifetime - not 3 years.
  3. This book does NOT provide a thorough overview of content found in The Wealth of Nations.  The author's sole purpose for including a small section (less than three pages) in this book was to discuss Adam's Smith true impact on Warren Buffett as a philanthropist.
This book IS:
  1. Completely interactive with over 10 hours of video content. 
  2. A starting point for amateur and intermediate investors to finally understand the content found in The Intelligent Investor and Security Analysis.  Content pertaining to The Wealth of Nations is short and only added to highlight the importance of philanthropy. 
  3. Easy to understand, yet covers complex topics for stocks, bonds, and preferred shares.
Did you know Warren Buffett, the world's wealthiest stock investor, is quoted as saying three books have shaped his investment philosophy? For more than half a century, he used the information provided in these three books to go from nothing - to a massive $39 billion net worth. The three books that gave him this wisdom are: The Wealth of Nations (pub. 1776) by Adam Smith, Security Analysis (pub. 1934) by Benjamin Graham, and The Intelligent Investor (pub. 1949), also by Benjamin Graham. 

In fact, Benjamin Graham was Buffett's professor at Columbia and the most influential financial advisor he ever had. 

So, have you ever tried reading Graham's books? Many might agree the books are as exciting as listening to Ben Stein read the 30th page of The Wall Street Journal. 

It is time we fixed that. Instead of keeping these billion-dollar secrets hidden behind thousands of pages of financial jargon, I wrote one simple guide - Warren Buffett's Three Favorite Books. 

If you're looking for a guide that explains how the wealthy really think and buy assets, you're in the right place. This isn't a get-rich-quick book. Instead, this is where your investing techniques take a turn in the road. This book will teach you how to accumulate assets and become very wealthy over decades of wise decisions and proper asset valuation. The best part about the book is the methods are taught in an easy-to-follow and understandable scenario for all to enjoy!


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This book is completely interactive with over 10 hours of video content that compliments each chapter.  It is the result of over 2 years of research on Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett.  I hope you enjoy the read and thank you so much for your interest!

Product Details

  • File Size: 1241 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Pylon Publishing (May 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0085W03FM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,653 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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133 of 155 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware of Self-published Books October 5, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not since, "The 4-Hour Work Week" have I been so disappointed in a book.

Warren Buffet should be incensed that his name was used to sell this book. The book touts itself as, "A Guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations". As to the last ... one chapter, consisting of 2.5 pages, which most accurately states, "Since the book you are reading is geared toward individual investing, I haven't found the right place to discuss Smith's famous macroeconomic principles." He really doesn't. Half of the chapter(ette) is a short story about his children, and the rest is a bit of biography of Smith that you can find on Wikipedia. Clearly, "The Wealth of Nations" was just included as a pretext to throw Warren Buffett's name into the title.

The lead on Amazon states that, "... This book is concise (182 pages) ..." Well yes, if you count 16 blank pages and 6 pages of lined paper for note taking, and every page of biography, publishing information, acknowledgements, etc. Concise is misleading. Book may be misleading. The bio states that Pysh is the founder of Pylon Holding Company, and the book is published by Pylon Publishing. I wish I had known that ahead of time. It is rife with grammatical errors ("loose" instead of "lose", being the most annoying). Perhaps the back cover reviews should have been a clue - one by a professor of business (acceptable but little known), the other by the CEO of "Candemia" - which turns out to be a three-person company.

What is Pysh's own expertise? Is he an economics professor? Does he run a hedge fund or mutual fund or anything but Pylon Publishing? It seems not. Yet the book is filled with his own advice on how to invest, with no better qualification than that he wrote a book. While I agree that he does cover some complex subjects in simple terms, I just don't believe that I made an "intelligent investment" when I bought this book.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and useful July 2, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Even for someone familiar with the concepts discussed in the book, I found it refreshingly accessible and useful.

I bought the Kindle version of this book, which comes with links to the author's webpage that includes other learning aids. I highly recommend the book for the following reasons:

1. The technical concepts are accurately explained, so readers are getting an excellent discussion of basic finance and investing.

2. The style of the book is conversational (it covers complicated concepts such as bond value/interest rate relationships from the simple story of Billy's Lemonade Stand) and non-technical.

3. It marries the nuts and bolts of a business model with investing. It disabuses anyone from thinking of investing as another form of gambling.

4. The progression from simple to sophisticated concepts is well paced and with the online resources, forms a good self-study program.

In the age of the television financial high priest whose claim to legitimacy is achieved by deepening the mystery of investing, Mr. Pysc has written a down-to-earth book that everyone who has a pension account, a college savings fund or brokerage account should read. At the very least, it would allow one to ask intelligent questions of our financial advisors.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I have finished read this book in 2 days weekend, and honestly, it's not about the price of the book (affordable), it's was the value of the book brought to me per price (for me, with out a doubt, is pretty low).

I found nothing new or a stunning discover in the book. But I guest the purpose of the author is providing a concise understanding/education on investing in the "right way". Overall, for many fresh investor it may a good start, but I prefer Buffettology of Mary Buffett over this book for beginner.

Except for the chapter about Adam Smith and "The Wealth of Nations", the book as it's clearly stated, limits but not fully decoded itself on the "cigarbutt approach" - Graham way , and missed a critical part of Fisher way - the part that made Buffett become the billionaire we know today
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32 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By Rich
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would give this book 10 stars if I could!

After reading several other books from Amazon on stock investing I was left out in the cold - most books seems to give you a lot of qualitative information and only touch on important ratios and data with no real background as to why.

This book uses a KISS (Keep It Simple...) format to convey a lot of priceless information to the reader - this takes the complexity and bore out of essential topics you need to cover to truly understand investing in the market from the bottom up.

I realized that prior to reading this book my own strategies for investing were little more than speculation and since getting the solid foundation this book offered me I have been able to identify stocks in solid companies that were undervalued and have reaped the returns.

The books is even backed up with top quality videos for every chapter on the authors website. I really can't say enough good things about it what more could you want & at a bargain price!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best financial book I've read February 22, 2013
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So far I've gone through a couple buffet books, and Rich Dad Poor Dad & Wealthy Barber. This is the best financial book I've read so far that actually teaches you about investing and stocks in a way that is easy to understand and can be applied to actual scenarios. A+!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great investing book
This book not only explains what to look for but also when to do it, and it achieves its objective using understandable language. Great work!Hope the author keeps writing this way.
Published 21 days ago by Pablo B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little easy to read book linked to a nice ...
Great little easy to read book linked to a nice website with some very good video instruction. The book doesn't go in the details of these three books but rather, is an explanation... Read more
Published 22 days ago by J. Churchill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best book I've ever read.
Published 26 days ago by Aleksandar
5.0 out of 5 stars good book. well written. gets the ideas across!
not done reading it but well written and will have my 14 year old son read it too and get a idea if he want to do investing for a living.
Published 28 days ago by Michael F. Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is perfect. I read it cover to cover and will ...
For those of us who don't have time (or the inclination) to read the source materials, this book is perfect. Read more
Published 29 days ago by W. Tamerlane
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I always like to learn from this genius.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Using this book and the free on-line course to teach my grandsons...
Published 1 month ago by Louis R. Schuler
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners and for those that
It may not be "the book", but it is ok. Mostly it goes over most of the important concepts and topics on fundamental analysis. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is an easy to follow guide to understanding the complexities of the...
I can only wish I had this book forty years ago. It is an easy to follow guide to understanding the complexities of the market.
Published 1 month ago by castell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Glimpse into Warren Buffett's Mind
This is a great introduction to three books that most people will not read. If you read this and don't like it, I'll be very surprised.
Published 1 month ago by Brian R. Bennett
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More About the Author

Preston Pysh is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon graduation, he attended flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he became rated in the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter. Preston was also a Company Commander with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Preston is the bestselling author of, The Diary of a West Point Cadet, Warren Buffett's Three Favorite Books, Warren Buffett Accounting Book, and a Summary of The Intelligent Investor. His wide range of writing has been featured on a diverse host of networks like Comedy Central and the History Channel.

He is the founder of the Pylon Holding Company. The company is the parent organization of the popular website www.BuffettsBooks.com. His videos on financial investing have been viewed by millions of people around the world.

Preston is married to his lovely wife, Demi, and they proudly raise their two nieces, Kelly and Jenny, and their son Tyler. In his free time, he enjoys camping, golfing, tennis, and any type of outdoor activity.

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Jimmy,

First off, thanks for purchasing my book. I'm sorry to hear you're having difficulty accessing the BuffettsBooks.com website from your e-reader. In order to watch the videos, your e-reader needs to be internet enabled. I'm assuming this is the issue. With that said, you can still... Read More
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