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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America Paperback – 17 Dec 2013

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  • Paperback: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr; 3 edition (17 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611634091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611634099
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 18.4 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Better to buy a compilation of actual letters rather than waste time on these extracts.
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This is my review of the THIRD EDITION, dated March 18, 2013. If you wish to read my review of the SECOND EDITION, it follows.

This is the Third Edition of an ongoing process by which Warren Buffett presents a "chairman's letter" (i.e. progress report with his unique reflections) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at their annual meeting. Lawrence A. Cunningham edited each of the three editions, with the latest including Buffett's annual letters to Berkshire shareholders since 2008, the date of the prior edition. Other new material includes:

o The financial crisis and its continuing implications for investors, managers and society;
o The housing bubble at the bottom of that crisis
o The debt and derivatives excesses that fueled the crisis and how to deal with them
o Controlling risk and protecting reputation in corporate governance
o Berkshire's acquisition and operation of Burlington Northern Santa Fe
o The role of oversight in heavily regulated industries
o Investment possibilities today
o Weaknesses of popular option valuation models

Some other material has been rearranged to deepen the themes and lessons that the collection has always produced:

o Buffett's "owner-related business principles" are in the prologue as a separate subject
o Valuation and accounting topics are spread over four instead of two sections and reordered to sharpen their payoff.

According to Cunningham, "Those who are familiar with The Essays will notice that we have made the cover snappier than has been our custom. (Thanks for the cover design to Tim Colton, of Carolina Academic Press, which will continue to partner with me in the distribution of the book.
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This is the Third Edition of an ongoing process by which Warren Buffett presents a "chairman's letter" (i.e. progress report with his unique reflections) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at their annual meeting. Lawrence A. Cunningham edited each of the three editions, with the latest including Buffett's annual letters to Berkshire shareholders since 2008, the date of the prior edition. Other new material includes:

o The financial crisis and its continuing implications for investors, managers and society;
o The housing bubble at the bottom of that crisis
o The debt and derivatives excesses that fueled the crisis and how to deal with them
o Controlling risk and protecting reputation in corporate governance
o Berkshire's acquisition and operation of Burlington Northern Santa Fe
o The role of oversight in heavily regulated industries
o Investment possibilities today
o Weaknesses of popular option valuation models

Some other material has been rearranged to deepen the themes and lessons that the collection has always produced:

o Buffett's "owner-related business principles" are in the prologue as a separate subject
o Valuation and accounting topics are spread over four instead of two sections and reordered to sharpen their payoff.

According to Cunningham, "Those who are familiar with The Essays will notice that we have made the cover snappier than has been our custom. (Thanks for the cover design to Tim Colton, of Carolina Academic Press, which will continue to partner with me in the distribution of the book.) The main reason: the book's traditional covers could be seen well in physical form but pictures of them, shown on the internet, could not.
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This is the best business/finance book ever put together. Contains original writings of the world's most successful businessman/investor, Warren Buffett, cogently organized according to theme by Lawrence Cunningham, the law professor who is a specialist in corporate governance matters at Cardozo Law School in New York. Tops.
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There are plenty of books written about Warren Buffett, but what is a better source if not THE source: Warren Buffett. There are just so many lessons to learn from this book. I loved the section where Mr. Buffett explains the Cigar Butts investment style that he practiced before Charlie Munger convinced him to change his style into buying excellent companies at reasonable prices and holding them for a long time. Mr. Buffett is very good at explaining difficult concepts in simple terms that almost anybody can understand.

- Mariusz Skonieczny, author of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market
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There are plenty of books written about Warren Buffett, but what is a better source if not THE source: Warren Buffett. There are just so many lessons to learn from this book. I loved the section where Mr. Buffett explains the Cigar Butts investment style that he practiced before Charlie Munger convinced him to change his style into buying excellent companies at reasonable prices and holding them for a long time. Mr. Buffett is very good at explaining difficult concepts in simple terms that almost anybody can understand.

- Mariusz Skonieczny, author of Why Are We So Clueless about the Stock Market? Learn how to invest your money, how to pick stocks, and how to make money in the stock market
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