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Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012

Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012 [Kindle Edition]

Carol Loomis
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The clearest picture of life according to the world's fourth-richest man. (Evening Standard)

Stuffed with nuggets and insights - a Christmas fruitcake for the investor. (Financial Times)

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Tap Dancing to Work compiles six decades of writing on legendary investor Warren Buffett, from Carol Loomis, the reporter who knows him best.

Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable - and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front-row seat.

When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little known Omaha hedge fund manager in a 1966 Fortune article, she didn't dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world's greatest investor - nor that she and Buffett would quickly become close personal friends.

As Buffett's fortune and reputation grew, Loomis used her unique insight into Buffett's thinking to chronicle his work for Fortune, writing and proposing scores of stories that tracked his many accomplishments - and his occasional mistakes.

Now Loomis has collected and updated the best Buffett articles Fortune published between 1966 and 2012, including thirteen cover stories and a dozen pieces authored by Buffett himself. Readers will gain fresh insights into Buffett's investment strategies and his thinking on management, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting.

Scores of Buffett books have been written, but none can claim this combination of trust between two friends, the writer's deep understanding of Buffett's world, and a long-term perspective.

Carol Loomis, 82, is at Editor-At-Large at Fortune magazine, where she has worked since 1954. She has written extensively on Warren Buffett since 1966 and is well known as the business journalist on closest terms with him. For the past 35 years she has edited Buffett's famous and eagerly-awaited annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire-Hathaway. Loomis' many honours include the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievment Award for business journalism and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9839 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1591846803
  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin (29 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PNT0U4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a collection of articles 20 Feb 2013
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I had expected continuous prose - a nonfiction book about Warren Buffett - but it is a collection of articles spanning the past fifty years. As such, it is necessarily a bit hit and miss, depending upon how interested you are in each article, but there are enough intriguing ones to make it a worthwhile purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Brilliant read - a ready reference providing an insight into the personality and methods of the world's greatest investor.

If your interested in business or investment buy this book - it will also make you smile
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By Robert Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER
At last count, I have read more than a dozen books and several dozen articles about Warren Buffett and thus felt well-prepared for this volume, collected and expanded by Carol Loomis, in which she and more than 40 others (including Buffett) contribute their thoughts and feelings about a remarkably diverse range of subjects (including Buffett) from material that was originally published in Fortune magazine from April, 1966 until February 12, 2012 and "still happening." Included are thirteen cover stories and a dozen articles written by Buffett.

If there were a Rushmorean monument to honor the four greatest business executives, Buffett would certainly be among them. (Who would you select? In addition to Buffett, my choices would be Benjamin Franklin, John D. Rockefeller, and Alfred Sloan.)

These are among the articles or passages of greatest interest and value to me, also listed to suggest the range of subjects that are explored with rigor and eloquence:

o How Inflation Swindles the Equity Investor (Pages 9-22)
o Berkshire's Shareholder Contributions (26)
o You Only Swing on 3-0 (42)
o Warren Buffett's Wild Ride at Salomon (78-90)
o How I Goofed (103-106)
o Gates on Buffett (121-125)
o Interview Excerpt: What's a Company Really Worth? (143-146)
o A House Built on Sand (152-161)
o Warren Buffett: Revivalist (176-177)
o The Oracle of Everything (204-214)
o Avoiding a "Mega-Catastrophe" (216-220)
o America's Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling the Nation Out from Under Us (227-234)
o Interview Excerpt: Warren Buffett Gives It Away (256-264)
o Interview Excerpt: What Warren Thinks (272-)
o Buffett's Mr.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A must for Buffett fans 13 Aug 2013
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This is a must read for Buffett fans, although quite a lot of the content is available in other places, this book aggregates some of the key articles nicely
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! 2 Mar 2013
By noe
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For those who really like to get an idea about long term investing, this book gives you some very good examples.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much too savour 28 Feb 2013
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Well, I flew through this eagerly lapping up the snippets of wisdom everywhere. Just tremendous and I have a lifetime of wisdom to digest and act on. Brilliant.
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