Invest like Warren Buffett

Invest like Warren Buffett

We are currently researching business strategy insights that can be gleaned from Warren Buffett and how he thinks and makes decisions.   He is careful in doing his homework,  and he sometimes fails.   However,  his bottom-line is impressive.   We can lean not only “how to invest like Warren Buffett”  but for the purposes of this website, “how to identify and/or develop winning business strategies.”

Berkshire Hathaway – 7th Most Admired Company

Berkshire Hathaway remains one of the most admired companies in the Fortune 500, due to the sage leadership of its CEO Warren Buffett. In a poll, Fortune readers voted Buffett the business person of the year for 2011. Buffett suggested that most likely happened because he's been outspoken about his opinion that America's wealthiest citizens should pay a greater percentage of their income in federal taxes than they currently do.

In this year's annual letter to shareholders, Buffett also outlined his thoughts on why investing in stocks still beats investing in gold and bonds. Berkshire has also begun to welcome some tech companies into the fold. Last November, Berkshire purchased shares in Intel, DirecTV and IBM.  

Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements

Scribner, 2008 Category: Finance In this summary you will learn How Warren Buffett uses financial statements to identify superior companies with solid competitive advantages What he looks for in three types of financial statements Why he pays special attention to certain ratios getAbstract rating Why you should read Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements Financial statements hold clues about the future performance of a company, and Warren Buffett’s quest to find such clues has put him among the ranks of the wealthiest people in the world, according to Buffett experts Mary Buffett (his former daughter-in-law) and David Clark. Seeing the interpretation of financial statements through Warren Buffett’s eyes is both instructive and insightful. He routinely calculates meaningful financial ratios from line items in financial statements to distinguish the most promising companies from the... Read more.  


By Roger Lowenstein Random House, 2008 Category: Leadership & Management In this summary you will learn How Warren Buffett became the world’s greatest investor and richest person What his investment philosophy teaches How he selects investments getAbstract rating Why you should read Buffett Bill Gates, Sam Walton and John D. Rockefeller became immensely wealthy by developing innovative businesses. Warren Buffett became rich by picking stocks better than anyone else. Forbes recently listed him as the world’s richest man, but he lives in the same Omaha house he bought for $31,500 in 1958. He drives his own car, prepares his own taxes, wears inexpensive suits and does not employ servants beyond an “every other week” housekeeper... Read more.  

How to Invest Like Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway chief executive Warren Buffet is widely considered to be one of the world’s wisest and most successful investors. Even if you don’t have $50 billion to invest with, taking a lead from the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ can pay big dividends. Measure performance by “per-share progress” A valuable perspective into Warren Buffett’s investing style can be gained by looking at the annual report of his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, says Paul L. Sloate, president and CEO of investment management firm Green Drake Partners. In it, Buffett outlines some of the key tenets of his investing philosophy. In his 1983 report, Buffet affirmed: “Our long-term goal is to maximize Berkshire’s average annual rate of gain in intrinsic business value on a per-share basis...  Read more

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