- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 18, 2013)
- Language: English
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From the Back Cover
The proven business principles ofWarren Buffett—in his own words
Warren Buffett is one of the most admired and prolificinvestors and managers in corporate America. In thisone-of-a-kind collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, the "Sage of Omaha" reveals, in a clear, simple style, his basic management principles of sound business practices. Through Buffett's own remarkable words, this practical management handbook shares valuable insights on communicating with and treating employees andshareholders fairly; responsible corporate governance; ethical behavior; patience and perseverance; admitting mistakes;having a passion for work; and more. Richard Connors weaves Buffett's priceless pearls of business and management wisdom into an engaging narrative presented in an accessible mannerand organized by business and management topics—with strong lessons from Buffett in every chapter.
Warren Buffett on Business provides direct, hands-oninformation on major topics important to senior executives, managers, entrepreneurs, business students, and anyone interested in business. Informative and inspiring, this unique book puts Warren Buffett's business beliefs in perspective and provides you with a timeless guide to the managementstrategies that will help you run a successful business.
About the Author
Richard J. Connors is a Registered Investment Advisor and owner of Connors Investment Management Company in St. Louis, Missouri. Beginning in 2006, he has presented a class on Warren Buffett at the Washington University in St. Louis Lifelong Learning Institute. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Business School and the St. Louis University School of Law.
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The prime source for this book--by far--is Buffett's annual letters to Berkshire's shareholders, written over the last 40 years. Indeed, if you were to count words, my guess is that 95% or more of this book is simply the reproduction of Buffett's comments in his various letters, organized by Connors, the book's author. So if you have read Buffett's letters over the years (an exercise I would recommend to almost anyone interested in business or investing), then you won't find much new material in this book, save for excerpts from occasional interviews with Charlie Rose or excerpts from some of Buffett's other interviews or comments.
Connors has organized Buffett's shareholder commentaries into chapters that address the various important issues of corporate management: executive compensation, time management, assessment of risk, corporate governance and culture, crisis management, capital allocation and shareholder communication, among others. Buffett's comments are interesting, valuable and candid, and he is a very clear and entertaining writer. There is some human interest material, such as an account of Buffett's 1951 Saturday trip to Washington, DC to visit the offices of GEICO (because his mentor, Benjamin Graham, was the chairman of the company). As the somewhat well-known story goes, Buffett pounded on the door to GEICO's locked building, until a custodian finally led him to meet Lorimer Davidson, an assistant to GEICO's president at the time. Davidson, who would go on to become CEO of GEICO, took the time to educate young Buffett on the power of direct marketing of insurance, and years later Buffett would go on to buy the whole company.
In short, although there is precious little new material provided here (hence the four-star rating, not five), this is a very interesting book, and it is interesting primarily because it was essentially written by Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors--and corporate managers--of all time.
Do you want to improve your business for higher success? Richard J. Connors answers that question clearly in his fascinating book: "Warren Buffett On Business." The well-written book delivers 25 winning management strategies, helping you to be more powerfully effective. The book is all about winning business principals for better success. Warren skillfully developed absolultely brilliant principals over many decades. He shares them with you in this first class book on business.
Buffett's book explains exceptional management strategies, representing the sparkling essence of his wisdom and success. I found the book exciting, because it shows you how to succeed far better in the business world through his powerful ideas.
I liked Warren Buffett On Business. Its a must read! The book gives you outstanding insight on higher business ethics, virtues and principals for improving your business. Both to help you understand the challenges of making your business a success, but also as a study on how others in a similar context apply a different approach for better results.
Without a doubt, Buffett is a brilliant genius. Always rated as one of the richest people in the world, his business acuity and management success is on the gold track of business excellence. The book contains 18 Chapters and 4 Appendix's, where Buffett lays out his precious plans for your high achievement.
I enjoyed reading Warren Buffett On Business, because it is excellent and easy to read. I rate the book's quality: 4-1/2 Gold Stars, due to its powerful business advice and superior ideas. You'll find the book filled with a lot of good humor. Buy it, because it delivers great guidance and quality ideas for top notch results. Good luck!