See the world's #1 investor like never before--and learn how you can replicate his success
Many books have been written about Warren Buffett's value-investing strategy, and volumes more have been written about becoming a top-tier value investor. Even so, no one can touch the success Warren Buffett has achieved. Why? In this revealing examination of Buffett's success, practitioner, professor, and bestselling author Еlena Chirkova proposes the key to replicating his achievements is found in his acquisition practices as well as his investment strategy.
In The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment, she looks at the man in full to piece together the framework leading to his unmatched wealth-generating prowess. The cornerstone of her study goes beyond investment theory to show Buffett's core wealth drivers are his philosophies behind Berkshire Hathaway. From his decision to create a joint stock company (instead of a mutual fund) to his hands-off policy with acquired companies to making himself a brand-name of mergers and acquisitions--she illustrates an intimate portrayal of Buffett operating behind the scenes by piecing together his career with scholarly diligence and scrutiny. Even well-read Buffett followers gain fresh insight into the man by discovering:
Additionally, readers are treated to extraordinary coverage of how Buffett strategically set up Berkshire Hathaway to suit his personal long-term investment strategy and provide almost cost-free leverage. See how Buffett's singular acquisition tactics and portfolio investments earned Berkshire Hathaway the distinction as "the right home for the right people," which gives him access to deals unobtainable by other companies and investors.
You're only investing with half a strategy until you take your value investing to the next level with The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment.
1 Forefathers 17
2 What Kind of Business Does Warren Buffett Like? 45
3 Warren Buffett's Investment Principles 85
4 Comparing Buffett with Other Investors 107
5 An Excursion Through Financial Theory and Corporate Finance with Warren Buffett 135
6 The Use of Debt by Berkshire Hathaway 169
7 Early Acquisitions: The Strategy Has Crystallized 187
8 "Who Is the Fairest of Them All?": The Role of Image in Buffett's Investment Strategy 205
9 Buffett as a Strategic and Portfolio Investor 231
10 Reputation at Work 253
11 Beyond the Frontiers of Investment Theory 269