- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Nicholas Brealey; 1st edition (March 11, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857883322
- ISBN-13: 978-1857883329
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People Paperback – March 11, 2004
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About the Author
James O'Loughlin is CEO of JOL Consulting, specializing in improving performance by working with individuals and groups to look at complex issues in a new light. He was previously Head od Investment Process at Rensburg Investment and at The Co-Operative Insurance Society. He lives on the Wirral in England and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Even though I am very familiar with Buffett's investment style, I still found this book valuable. There is something special about hearing a concept a second or third time, but from someone else. It makes you understand it on a completely different level. This is what this book has done for me. I particularly liked the author's explanation of how Buffett used the insurance business for its free float that he used to make other investments. The insurance business was like a bank, but better because float is like deposits but at a much cheaper price.
Some people might say that there is nothing new in this book, but I never get tired of hearing the same thing. It just reinforces to me that I am doing the right thing. I really enjoyed reading it.
- Mariusz Skonieczny, author of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market
O'Loughlin's book won't make you smarter. What it will do is help you to cut out the mistakes that prove so costly to capial accumulation.
I've read most of the popular books about Buffett. All are interesting, because his tale is compelling, but unlike the others, this book is valuable too.
Why does Tiger win all the majors rather than Phil Mickelson? Both can hit amazing shots, but Tiger has developed a series of mental processes that enables him to employ superior course management to the rest of us and so reduce the chance of dropping shots.
So it is with Buffett. This book describes how Buffett has employed a series of mental models to circumvent the ways that our brains delude us into thinking we are making sound decisions when we are making poor ones.
The take-away messages are clear and I have found it relatively straight-forward to employ them in my investment decision making process. I am making fewer decisions, but feeling much more comfortable with each one.
There's much more to the book than this, but to be honest your time would be better spent learning from O'Loughlin and Buffett than from me.
It took Buffett 40 years and billions of dollars to learn these processes. You can learn them in a couple of hours for under 20 bucks. Now, that really is a Buffett-esque bargain!
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