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Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012
Publication Date: May 2013
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Carol J. Loomis first wrote about Warren Buffett for "Fortune" in 1966, when he was a little-known hedge fund manager in Omaha. They became close personal friends over the following decades, giving Loomis unique access and insight into the mind of the world's greatest investor. For the last thirty-five years she has also been the pro-bono editor of his famous annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire-Hathaway. Now Loomis has collected and updated the best Buffett articles Fortune has ever published, including thirteen cover stories and six by Buffett himself, ranging from the 1960s to the 2010s. By putting these pieces into context and adding fresh commentary, she has created a definitive history of Buffett's business and investing career. Listeners will gain new insights not only into his investment strategies, but also his wisdom on management, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting. And despite her close ties to Buffett, Loomis includes articles and commentary about his occasional mistakes and bad predictions. Many books have been written about Buffett over the years, but none with this unique combination of exclusive access, deep understanding, and historical perspective.
About the AuthorJANET LOWE is an investment writer and author who has written several business and biographical works, including the bestseller Warren Buffett Speaks as well as Welch: An American Icon and The Man Who Beats the S&P: Investing with Bill Miller (all published by Wiley). Ms. Lowe is a past editor of the San Diego Daily Transcript and financial editor of the San Diego Tribune. More than 200 of her business articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Susan Boyce earned her BA from the University of Rhode Island, then began a stage career as a song-and-dance new age vaudevillian. Her experience includes narrating documentaries, voicing dolls and toys for the game industry, computer adventure games, and audiobooks.
Barry Press, an active professional actor, director, and teacher for over thirty-five years, has performed Off-Broadway and at numerous regional theaters. The winner of an "AudioFile" Earphones Award, Barry has been an active voice talent for books in a variety of genres.