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Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book by Carol J. Loomis


Warren Buffett constructed Berkshire Hathaway into something exceptional— and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front-row seat for all of it. whilst Carol Loomis first discussed a little bit-known Omaha hedge fund supervisor in a 1966 Fortune article, she didentityn’t dream that Warren Buffett would in the future be considered the arena’s largest investor—nor that she and Buffett would briefly develop into shut personal pals. As Buf­fett’s fortune and recognition grew over time, Loomis used her unique perception into Buffett’s thinking to chronicle his paintings for Fortune, writ­ing and presenting ratings of stories that tracked his many accomplishments—and likewise his occa­sional mistakes. Now Loomis has collected and updated the best Buffett articles Fortune printed between 1966 and 2012, including 13 duvet tales and a dozen items authored by Buffett himself. Loomis has provided remark approximately every major arti­cle that supplies context and her own knowledgeable viewpoint. Readers will gain recent perceptions into Buffett’s funding strategies and his thinking on control, philanthropy, public policy, and even parenting. some of the highlights include:
  • The 1966 A. W. Jones story by which Fortune first discussed Buffett.
  • the first piece Buffett wrote for the magazine, 1977’s “How Inf lation Swindles the equity Investor.”
  • Andrew Tobias’s 1983 article “Letters from Chairman Buffett,” the primary evaluate of his Berk­shire Hathaway shareholder letters.
  • Buffett’s stunningly prescient 2003 piece approximately derivatives, “Avoidentitying a Mega-disaster.”
  • His unconventional feelings on inheritance and philanthropy, including his intention to depart his youngsters “sufficient cash so identity feel they could do anything, but now not so much that they could do now nothing.”
  • invoice Gates’s 1996 article describing his early impressions of Buffett as they struck up their shut palship.
Scores of Buffett books had been written, but none can declare this paintings’s mixture of accept as true with between would pals, the author’s deep below­status of Buffett’s global, and an overly long term standpoint.
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creator: Carol J. Loomispublisher: Portfolio difficultcove..Binding: difficultduvetLanguage: EnglishPages: 368

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