The Tao of Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management

The Tao of Warren Buffett

A collection of pithy and inspiring sayings from America's favorite businessman that reveal his secrets of success

Like the sayings of the ancient Chinese philospher Lao-tzu, Warren Buffett's worldly wisdom is deceptively simple and enormously powerful in application. In The Tao of Warren Buffett, Mary Buffett -- author of three books on Warren Buffett's investment methods -- joins noted Buffettologist and international lecturer David Clark to bring you Warren Buffett's smartest, funniest, and most memorable sayings with an eye toward revealing the life philosophy and the investment strategies that have made Warren Buffett, and the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, so enormously wealthy.

Warren Buffett's investment achievements are unparalleled. He owes his success to hard work, integrity, and that most elusive commodity of all, common sense. The quotations in this book exemplify Warren's practical strategies and provide useful illustrations for every investor -- large or small -- and models everyone can follow. The quotes are culled from a variety of sources, including personal conversations, corporate reports, profiles, and interviews. The authors provide short explanations for each quote and use examples from Buffett's own business transactions whenever possible to illustrate his words at work.

As Warren says:

"You should invest in a business that even a fool can run, because someday a fool will."

"With enough inside information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year."

"No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant."

"Our method is very simple. We just try to buy businesses with good-to-superb underlying economics run by honest and able people and buy them at sensible prices. That's all I'm trying to do."


The Tao of Warren Buffett inspires, amuses, sharpens the mind, and offers priceless investment savvy that anyone can take to the bank. This irresistibly browsable and entertaining book is destined to become a classic.
  • Scribner | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416544265 | 
  • November 2006

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Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage
Warren Buffett's Management Secrets
Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements
The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage
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About the Authors

Mary Buffett
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Mary Buffett

Mary Buffett is a bestselling author, international speaker, entrepreneur, political and environmental activist. Ms. Buffett appears regularly on television as one of the top finance experts in America.  She has been the principal speaker for prestigious organization around the world.  Ms. Buffett has worked successfully in a wide range of businesses including extensive work as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies.  She lives in California.

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David Clark

David Clark holds degrees in both finance and law, and in the late seventies was the founding member of the original Buffettologists - a small group of early Berkshire shareholders who studied the investment methods of Warren Buffett. He is now recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on the subject and has written extensively on it. He lives in Warren Buffett's hometown, Omaha, Nebraska, and is the Managing Director of a private investment partnership.

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