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The Warren Buffett Way

3rd Edition
Written by: Robert Hagstrom
Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
4.6 out of 5 stars (404 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Warren Buffett remains one of the most sought-after and watched figures in business today. He has become a billionaire and investment sage by buying chunks of companies and holding onto them, managing them as businesses, and eventually reaping huge profits for himself and investors in Berkshire Hathaway. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind the spectacular success of living legend Warren E. Buffett. Tracing Warren Buffett's career from the beginning, Hagstrom told listeners exactly how, starting with an initial investment of only $100 Buffett built a business empire and has an estimated net worth of $44 billion. The Third Edition of The Warren Buffett Way will focus on the timeless principles and strategies behind Buffett's extraordinary investment success. There will be new chapters on the important distinctions between investment and trading and an examination of the most successful disciples of Warren Buffett. Some less important material will be deleted and the overall focus will be to create an edition that will stand the test of time, distilling Buffett's success formula in a way that will provide value to listeners for decades to come.

©2013 Robert G. Hagstrom (P)2013 Random House

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  • 14-12-18

Great book for amateur investors to avoid pitfalls

This book gives lot of insights on how Warren Buffet thinks about investing and which strategy to adopt when you are investing for first time. It also provides details on how warren buffet selects companies to invest in and what are the criteria they fulfill before they qualify

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Loved this great piece of work on Warren Buffett

What a learning. One shd read this book nth no of times. I am grateful to read it.

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A must for all investors

Simple, articulate, fundamental and time rested techniques of investment. One can start from even 1k.

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Primer/ Guide for the interested

This is a wonderful book,. an apt guide for anyone who wants to learn more about value and fundamental investing. Buffett's investment philosophy is unique, simple and rewarding is a known truth, but still people want to continue to know about his methods. What this book does is brings into focus all important decisions made by Buffett and the reasoning behind them and goes on to corrolarise why has his methods worked. The additional details on Buffett's thought shapers - Benjamin Graham, Philip Fisher and Charlie Munger makes it just the best book for anyone who wants to unlearn and relearn investing in shares.

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nice book overall

there is a lot to remember in this book. Kindle version would be better to highlight.

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Insightful & Enriching

This is one book that teaches the importance of patience. It will not guide you of how you can become Warren Buffet but tell you how a simple man from simple means became what he is today.

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Invest sensibly

Good insight how to learn the art of knowing businesses before investing in them and following a discipline will protect your investments.

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Beginner's Paradise in Stock Market

Anyone wanting to start investing in stock market has to start reading it immediately. Understand the tenets explained. Read multiple times

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Great insight on Warren Buffett

Not only is this a good investment book, but a good biography as well. Always appreciated Buffett's approach to life which allows him to drink cherry coke and eat McDonald's every day even at the age of 90.

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Great strategist

would help more if we have take aways in PDFs however it's an eye opener

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  • Kevin Martin
  • 25-10-15

Suggest getting the print copy.

The book is more like a manual or text book so having a print copy will help with the various formulas and key points.

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  • 26-11-16

Practical as well as informative

Last couple chapters do case reviews of companies Warren invested in and why. Spares us of meaningless childhood memory details. Gets into the meat of evolution of Warren 's investing principals. Very practical if you want to think & invest like Warren.

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  • Jon
  • 17-05-14

Not for the casual listener

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who is very serious about reading financials and sincerely wants to do what is takes to try to beat the indexes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, it dissected the elements of success behind Buffett's singular success. The author established a rubric and measured some of Buffett's key investments against this.

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  • popsy
  • 21-09-17

very good

very understanding need paper and pencil to compute calculations and write down pointers buy it

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  • Tecumseh
  • 19-08-17

Priceless advice

A must for any investor and it saves you a lot of money for all this education sales pitches on investing

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  • Sumudu
  • 10-04-16

Great for those willing to learn from the best!

Great book on the tenants of Buffett's investing style as well as the history behind it. I really enjoyed how the book not only encompasses his story but also demonstrates the ideas of his own inspirations and idols as well as demonstrate important tenants from Behavioural Finance and comparisons to currently taught finance models. I guess the only caveat is that this is not a book for complete beginners as not all terms are spelt out for you. Definitely recommended for those who know at least a bit about investment/financial terminology and ideas.

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  • David Brown
  • 28-01-18

One of the great investment books

This book teaches you one of the greatest investment philosophies. Everyone should learn it, though as Buffett states. If you cannot detach emotionally, or aren't able to do your homework. Stick to index funds, though reading this book should be required reading for anyone who invests no matter the strategy.

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  • Doug Landrith
  • 29-12-16

very very very dry book

It's a book on long-term investments in the stock market, follow the tenants of Warren Buffett. I didn't expect it to be very entertaining. but the book could have been much shorter had the last three chapters not been inserted for their Dickenson pay per word value, since they repeated earlier concepts introduced in the book. Although, the biographical chapters on Mr. Buffett were a nice addition.

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  • Venkatesh V
  • 07-08-18

One of the best book on Warren Buffett

There are tons of books in market on Warren Buffet but this one is the best. Author ensured the content is very specific and provides WB business analysis. Many other books depict WB as if some fancy movie character. But this one has filled with wisdom to take home.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-18

Open to learning

If you are open to learning how the successful people think it’s a great read!! I truly enjoyed the book and read it again. Thank you for writing the book.

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  • hksdhds
  • 04-03-18

Great book. Wrong medium. Missing notes

The book is great but there is a fair amount of subtle math involved and I had to pause/rewind quite often so probably it’s not the best format for the book. Also, don’t know if it’s normal but the notes at the end are not read. I suppose it’s normal. Only problem with that is that when I was reading my paper copy the notes included important clues about the math involved in the valuation of companies.

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  • toje
  • 21-03-15

Loved it!

Loved it. I am completely a novice investing in stocks and this was great to engage my analytical mind.

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  • jules380lion
  • 19-10-15

Inspirational book that can change your life

I love it. Should have listened to this already. I am sure going to be listening to it over and over again.

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  • Midnight Chance
  • 23-06-17

Fascinating insight into value investing

I'm brand new to investing and the stock market so there were a lot of lessons for me in this book. It took me a while to get used to the narrator. He is quite monotonous but the content is interesting so it's worth listening and paying attention.

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  • LC
  • 13-09-18

Complete overview with real examples

Gives a fill overview of how Warren Buffett approaches investment. Clearly explained with real examples.

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  • MILOS
  • 22-06-16

Absolutely amazing and motivational

Great story through the life of Warren B., his first stocks and investments, and his performance in Berkshire hathaway! Very educational with the impact of Warren Buffet' s mentors😉 I recommend it to everybody who wants to see the real performance of the stock portfolio rather than speculation.

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  • mp
  • 05-01-15

A phenomenal book

Thus is the best ever book about Warren Buffett and his investing mastership. I love it. Every single word. Just read and use. A marvellous job of the author .

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  • Patrick
  • 10-10-15

Thanks

I love it. and i won't mind reading it again and again. Thanks and hope to listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-08-19

A way applicable to any serious investor

It is no limited to the vastly wealthy, it's a way that can be applied only if you commit to applying it. I am certainly going to take this to heart as I go on my investment learning journey

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  • LettieM
  • 12-06-19

Interesting

I definitely enjoyed listening to this audiobook. It provides a different view on investing. Some of the numbers went over my head a bit, but it wasn't impossible to understand if maths isn't your strong point

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  • Genoa Foods
  • 22-01-19

Insightful and lots of take away learnings

This book won’t make you rich just like a book on soccer won’t make you play in the premier league but it has definitely taught me how to be smarter with my shares and what to look for when investing in the future. Great narration and flow.

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  • Caidz
  • 17-10-18

Narrator made this a struggle to listen to, refunded. It's a great story but couldn't get through the whole thing.

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  • Bradley
  • 16-12-16

Great advice

Well presented advice and easily understood by non technical investors. Reading is clear and interesting to listen to for the entire book.

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  • Amol
  • 14-11-16

Changed my thinking

I am definitely influenced in the way to invest or to look at investing altogether.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-08-17

Slow book but principles are good.

The Warren Buffett Way is a great way to invest and live your life. It was a slow book but I took the parts out that I needed.

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  • Nav
  • 18-05-15

A must listen/read

An awesome listen... if you're not a numbers person (like me) it can get a bit confusing at times but overall the principles and general ideas are conveyed very well.

Keep your Notes App open while you listen or a pen and paper will do...

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  • Peter Spring
  • 21-09-20

Totally Engaging and Insights that are Life Changing

Narration and production of this book is first class. The insightful content is Life Changing and totally absorbing. What an amazing human being, Warren Buffett is. I wish I knew about him 40 years ago. I would be a lot wiser today and so would my children.

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  • Farhan Khan
  • 08-09-20

Great insight into how to invest

loved it. very simple to understand. Book increased my understanding of financial market immensely. highly recommended

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  • Kawa Koliavu
  • 30-04-20

Very Insightful

His methodical approach to investment is not rocket science but it highlights the difficulties in executing what he has mastered as an art.

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  • Deepak Kumar
  • 02-09-19

Must read for every investor

Lots of learning.. Specially through the examples from Buffets investment which was explained with each of his investment tenants and principles