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The Resource Buffett : the making of an American capitalist, Roger Lowenstein

Buffett : the making of an American capitalist, Roger Lowenstein

Label
Buffett : the making of an American capitalist
Title
Buffett
Title remainder
the making of an American capitalist
Statement of responsibility
Roger Lowenstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century - an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and counting. If you had been among the lucky few sitting in his study in Omaha at the start of his career in 1956, and had invested $10,000 with him and kept your money with him throughout, your original investment would be worth $80 million today. That awesome record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant deal-maker who cultivates a homespun aura." "But just who is the Oracle of Omaha, and why is he so successful? In his illuminating biography, journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett's family, friends, and colleagues to provide the first definitive, inside account of the life and career of this American original. Buffett reveals a man whose conscientiousness, integrity, and good humor exist alongside an odd emotional isolation. It shows how Buffett's investment strategy - a long-term philosophy grounded in buying stock in companies that are undervalued on the market and hanging on until their worth inevitably surfaces - is a reflection of his inner self."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 332.6/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG172.B84
LC item number
L69 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Buffett : the making of an American capitalist, Roger Lowenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Omaha -- Runaway -- Graham -- Beginnings -- Partners -- Go-go -- Berkshire Hathaway -- Return of the native -- Alter ego -- Washington redux -- Press lord -- Partners, redux -- The carpet women -- The eighties -- Public and private -- Crash -- A brief introduction to darts -- Secrets of the temple -- Howie Buffett's corn -- Rhinophobia -- Salomon's court -- Buffett's trolley
Control code
32276362
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvii, 473 pages
Isbn
9780679415848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Buffett : the making of an American capitalist, Roger Lowenstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Omaha -- Runaway -- Graham -- Beginnings -- Partners -- Go-go -- Berkshire Hathaway -- Return of the native -- Alter ego -- Washington redux -- Press lord -- Partners, redux -- The carpet women -- The eighties -- Public and private -- Crash -- A brief introduction to darts -- Secrets of the temple -- Howie Buffett's corn -- Rhinophobia -- Salomon's court -- Buffett's trolley
Control code
32276362
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xvii, 473 pages
Isbn
9780679415848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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