Warren Buffett
Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
35 recommendations

Recommendations by Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's Review:

This was written completely by Buffett, and it litterally has years of information that document his wise decisions. This book has an unpresidented amount of positive reviews because of the ever-flowing amount of insights that are contained in the book. Buffett's Shareholder letters are actually free and on the Berkshire Hathaway website, but the hardcopy is nice to have in the event the site no longer hosts the information. - See more at: http://buffettsbooks.com/books-by-warren-buffett.html#sthash.rjhHQaRp.dpuf

Ref: http://buffettsbooks.com/books-by-warren-buffett.html#sthash.rjhHQaRp.dpbs

Warren Buffett's Review:

My friend, Phil Beuth, has written Limping on Water, an autobiography that chronicles his life at Capital Cities Communications and tells you a lot about its leaders, Tom Murphy and Dan Burke. These two were the best managerial duo – both in what they accomplished and how they did it – that Charlie and I ever witnessed. Much of what you become in life depends on whom you choose to admire and copy. Start with Tom Murphy, and you’ll never need a second exemplar.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

The intelligent investor
book
by Benjamin Graham

Warren Buffett's Review:

To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information, What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework. This book precisely and clearly prescribes the proper framework. You must provide the emotional discipline.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.my/warren-buffett-favorite-books-2015-10/2/#YfiRIUHg3h7fVzfR.97

Warren Buffett's Review:

This book ranks behind only 'The Intelligent Investor' and the 1940 edition of' Security Analysis' in the all-time-best list for the serious investor.

Ref: http://www.safalniveshak.com/big-idea-super-investor-philip-fisher/

 I 'm 85% Graham and 15% Fisher

Ref: http://buffettsbooks.com/books-by-warren-buffett.html#sthash.G5bnD3IQ.dpbs

Warren Buffett's Review:

It is a rarity, a useful book. 

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.in/18-books-billionaire-Warren-Buffett-thinks-everyone-should-read/articleshow/49610575.cms

When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read. I always learn something, and that goes double for his book.
Ref: https://www.poorcharliesalmanack.com/

Warren Buffett's Review:

Jeremy Miller has written Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules, a book that will debut at the annual meeting. Mr. Miller has done a superb job of researching and dissecting the operation of Buffett Partnership Ltd. and of explaining how Berkshire’s culture has evolved from its BPL origin. If you are fascinated by investment theory and practice, you will enjoy this book.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Most financial advisors are far better at generating high fees than they are at generating high returns. In truth, their core competence is salesmanship. Rather than listen to their siren songs, investors – large and small – should instead read Jack Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.

Ref: https://www.valueresearchonline.com/story/h2_storyview.asp?str=27320

Warren Buffett's Review:

The Outsiders, by William Thorndike, Jr., is an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation. It has an insightful chapter on our director, Tom Murphy, overall the best business manager I’ve ever met. I also recommend The Clash of the Cultures by Jack Bogle and Laura Rittenhouse’s Investing Between the Lines.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2012ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

My friend – and now partner – Jorge Paulo and his team are among the best businessmen in the world. He is a fantastic person and his story should be an inspiration to everybody, as it is for me.

Ref: https://www.bookwormomaha.com/sites/bookwormomaha.com/files/BerkshireAnnualMeeting2016Flyer.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

 In 1991, Bill Gates asked Warren Buffett what his favorite business book was- Buffett responded by sending him his personal copy of Business Adventures.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.in/7-Timeless-Lessons-From-Bill-Gates-Favorite-Business-Book/articleshow/39379920.cms

Warren Buffett's Review:

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. `

Ref: http://www.gurufocus.com/news/125850/exclusive-interview-with-roger-lowenstein

Warren Buffett's Review:

I read Jack Welch's terrific book, Jack, Straight from the Gut . He is smart, energetic, hands-on, and expects much of both himself and his organization. My advice, Get a copy!

Ref: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/18-books-warren-buffett-thinks-you-should-read/

Warren Buffett's Review:

In the end, however, State Farm eclipsed all its competitors. In fact, by 1999 the company had amassed a tangible net worth exceeding that of all but four American businesses. If you want to read how this happened, get a copy of 'The Farmer from Merna'

Ref: http://shookrun.com/fa/value/fabuffett_insurance.htm

First A Dream
book
by Jim Clayton

Warren Buffett's Review:

Upon receiving Jim Clayton’s autobiography, I told the students how much I admired his record. 

Ref: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savingandinvesting/warren-buffetts-reading-list-from-benjamin-graham-to-football/ss-BBiKscY

Warren Buffett's Review:

 The accounting standards and audit quality have eroded in recent years, for instance the downfall of Arthur Andersen accounting. The details of which affair are related in Levitt's excellent book. 

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/2002ar/2002ar.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

What could be more advantageous in an intellectual contest — whether it be chess, bridge, or stock selection —than to have opponents who have been taught that thinking is a waste of energy?

Ref: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chongw/citeulike/docs/doc13662.html

Warren Buffett's Review:

Scholars have for too long debated whether Charlie is the reincarnation of Ben Franklin. This book should settle the question.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.sg/warren-buffett-favorite-books-2015-10/14/#UwiiodtuXdTxOorj.97

Essays In Persuasion
book
by John Maynard Keynes

Warren Buffett's Review:

Reading Keynes will make you smarter about securities and markets, I'm not sure reading most economists would do the same.

Ref: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/18-books-warren-buffett-thinks-you-should-read/

Warren Buffett's Review:

On the positive side, we have as fine an array of operating managers as exists at any company. You can read about many of them in a new book by Robert P. Miles: The Warren Buffett CEO.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2001pdf.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

There's something about smart people explaining ideas to an orangutan that makes their decision making better.

Ref: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062031358/thoughts-of-chairman-buffett

 

Warren Buffett's Review:

The former Secretary of the Treasury’s book about the financial crisis is a must read for any manager.

Ref: http://business.financialpost.com/business-insider/warren-buffett-book-picks

Warren Buffett's Review:

 I’d recommend 'The Smartest Guys in the Room' by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. The book is well-reported and well-written.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2003ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin, Peter is a long-time Swedish shareholder of Berkshire

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2006ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

The funniest book ever written about investing, it lightly delivers many truly important messages on the subject.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2006ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Check out Peter Bevelin’s new book as well. Peter has long been a keen observer of Berkshire

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

For a terrific discussion of the mutual fund business, read John Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2002pdf.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Check out Peter Bevelin’s new book as well. Peter has long been a keen observer of Berkshire.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

...I’d recommend ...In an Uncertain World by Bob Rubin... well-reported and well-written

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2003ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

A 2003 book that investors can learn much from is Bull! by Maggie Mahar.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2003ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

I recommend Laura Rittenhouse’s Investing Between the Lines.

Ref: http://www.rittenhouserankings.com/about/

Warren Buffett's Review:

This was written completely by Buffett, and it litterally has years of information that document his wise decisions. This book has an unpresidented amount of positive reviews because of the ever-flowing amount of insights that are contained in the book. Buffett's Shareholder letters are actually free and on the Berkshire Hathaway website, but the hardcopy is nice to have in the event the site no longer hosts the information. - See more at: http://buffettsbooks.com/books-by-warren-buffett.html#sthash.rjhHQaRp.dpuf

Ref: http://buffettsbooks.com/books-by-warren-buffett.html#sthash.rjhHQaRp.dpbs

Warren Buffett's Review:

My friend, Phil Beuth, has written Limping on Water, an autobiography that chronicles his life at Capital Cities Communications and tells you a lot about its leaders, Tom Murphy and Dan Burke. These two were the best managerial duo – both in what they accomplished and how they did it – that Charlie and I ever witnessed. Much of what you become in life depends on whom you choose to admire and copy. Start with Tom Murphy, and you’ll never need a second exemplar.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

The intelligent investor
book
by Benjamin Graham

Warren Buffett's Review:

To invest successfully over a lifetime does not require a stratospheric IQ, unusual business insights, or inside information, What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding that framework. This book precisely and clearly prescribes the proper framework. You must provide the emotional discipline.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.my/warren-buffett-favorite-books-2015-10/2/#YfiRIUHg3h7fVzfR.97

Warren Buffett's Review:

This book ranks behind only 'The Intelligent Investor' and the 1940 edition of' Security Analysis' in the all-time-best list for the serious investor.

Ref: http://www.safalniveshak.com/big-idea-super-investor-philip-fisher/

 I 'm 85% Graham and 15% Fisher

Ref: http://buffettsbooks.com/books-by-warren-buffett.html#sthash.G5bnD3IQ.dpbs

Warren Buffett's Review:

It is a rarity, a useful book. 

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.in/18-books-billionaire-Warren-Buffett-thinks-everyone-should-read/articleshow/49610575.cms

When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read. I always learn something, and that goes double for his book.
Ref: https://www.poorcharliesalmanack.com/

Warren Buffett's Review:

Jeremy Miller has written Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules, a book that will debut at the annual meeting. Mr. Miller has done a superb job of researching and dissecting the operation of Buffett Partnership Ltd. and of explaining how Berkshire’s culture has evolved from its BPL origin. If you are fascinated by investment theory and practice, you will enjoy this book.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Most financial advisors are far better at generating high fees than they are at generating high returns. In truth, their core competence is salesmanship. Rather than listen to their siren songs, investors – large and small – should instead read Jack Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.

Ref: https://www.valueresearchonline.com/story/h2_storyview.asp?str=27320

Warren Buffett's Review:

The Outsiders, by William Thorndike, Jr., is an outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation. It has an insightful chapter on our director, Tom Murphy, overall the best business manager I’ve ever met. I also recommend The Clash of the Cultures by Jack Bogle and Laura Rittenhouse’s Investing Between the Lines.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2012ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

My friend – and now partner – Jorge Paulo and his team are among the best businessmen in the world. He is a fantastic person and his story should be an inspiration to everybody, as it is for me.

Ref: https://www.bookwormomaha.com/sites/bookwormomaha.com/files/BerkshireAnnualMeeting2016Flyer.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

 In 1991, Bill Gates asked Warren Buffett what his favorite business book was- Buffett responded by sending him his personal copy of Business Adventures.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.in/7-Timeless-Lessons-From-Bill-Gates-Favorite-Business-Book/articleshow/39379920.cms

Warren Buffett's Review:

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. `

Ref: http://www.gurufocus.com/news/125850/exclusive-interview-with-roger-lowenstein

Warren Buffett's Review:

I read Jack Welch's terrific book, Jack, Straight from the Gut . He is smart, energetic, hands-on, and expects much of both himself and his organization. My advice, Get a copy!

Ref: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/18-books-warren-buffett-thinks-you-should-read/

Warren Buffett's Review:

In the end, however, State Farm eclipsed all its competitors. In fact, by 1999 the company had amassed a tangible net worth exceeding that of all but four American businesses. If you want to read how this happened, get a copy of 'The Farmer from Merna'

Ref: http://shookrun.com/fa/value/fabuffett_insurance.htm

First A Dream
book
by Jim Clayton

Warren Buffett's Review:

Upon receiving Jim Clayton’s autobiography, I told the students how much I admired his record. 

Ref: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savingandinvesting/warren-buffetts-reading-list-from-benjamin-graham-to-football/ss-BBiKscY

Warren Buffett's Review:

 The accounting standards and audit quality have eroded in recent years, for instance the downfall of Arthur Andersen accounting. The details of which affair are related in Levitt's excellent book. 

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/2002ar/2002ar.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

What could be more advantageous in an intellectual contest — whether it be chess, bridge, or stock selection —than to have opponents who have been taught that thinking is a waste of energy?

Ref: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chongw/citeulike/docs/doc13662.html

Warren Buffett's Review:

Scholars have for too long debated whether Charlie is the reincarnation of Ben Franklin. This book should settle the question.

Ref: http://www.businessinsider.sg/warren-buffett-favorite-books-2015-10/14/#UwiiodtuXdTxOorj.97

Essays In Persuasion
book
by John Maynard Keynes

Warren Buffett's Review:

Reading Keynes will make you smarter about securities and markets, I'm not sure reading most economists would do the same.

Ref: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/18-books-warren-buffett-thinks-you-should-read/

Warren Buffett's Review:

On the positive side, we have as fine an array of operating managers as exists at any company. You can read about many of them in a new book by Robert P. Miles: The Warren Buffett CEO.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2001pdf.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

There's something about smart people explaining ideas to an orangutan that makes their decision making better.

Ref: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062031358/thoughts-of-chairman-buffett

 

Warren Buffett's Review:

The former Secretary of the Treasury’s book about the financial crisis is a must read for any manager.

Ref: http://business.financialpost.com/business-insider/warren-buffett-book-picks

Warren Buffett's Review:

 I’d recommend 'The Smartest Guys in the Room' by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. The book is well-reported and well-written.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2003ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin, Peter is a long-time Swedish shareholder of Berkshire

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2006ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

The funniest book ever written about investing, it lightly delivers many truly important messages on the subject.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2006ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Check out Peter Bevelin’s new book as well. Peter has long been a keen observer of Berkshire

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

For a terrific discussion of the mutual fund business, read John Bogle’s Common Sense on Mutual Funds

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2002pdf.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

Check out Peter Bevelin’s new book as well. Peter has long been a keen observer of Berkshire.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2015ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

...I’d recommend ...In an Uncertain World by Bob Rubin... well-reported and well-written

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2003ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

A 2003 book that investors can learn much from is Bull! by Maggie Mahar.

Ref: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2003ltr.pdf

Warren Buffett's Review:

I recommend Laura Rittenhouse’s Investing Between the Lines.

Ref: http://www.rittenhouserankings.com/about/

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