By Alice Schroeder
This is a brilliant description and analysis of one of America’s most successful and philanthropic businessmen, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but allowed the author unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is this compelling biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha.”
The book strips away the mystery that has long surrounded the world’s richest man to reveal a life and fortune erected around lucid and inspired business vision and unimaginable personal complexity.
Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker.
Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates. Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. 544 pages. Hardcover. September 2008.