Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Third Edition

Buy
The original edition of The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America was the centerpiece of a symposium held two decades ago at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law under the auspices of its Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance. This gathering brought hundreds of Cardozo students together for a two-day dissection of all the ideas in the collection, featuring a series of vibrant debates among some 30 distinguished professors, investors, managers, and other students, with Warren E. Buffett and Charles T. Munger participating throughout from their seats in the front row.

The Essays was the standard textbook for a specialized course I taught at Cardozo in proper business practices and is adopted by scores of professors at other law and business schools for classes such as investment, finance and accounting. Some investment firms have distributed copies to their professional employees and clients as part of training programs. I am grateful for the positive feedback from these students, teachers, and other users and delighted to know that the lessons are being taught and learned. Special thanks to Professor Tom Johansen (Ft. Hays State University, Kansas) and Professor Leo Chan (Delaware State College).

Continuing thanks also to Mr. Buffett's good friend and advisor, Robert Denham, whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know in the years following the symposium. Mr. Denham, a partner in the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olsen, introduced Mr. Buffett to Cardozo and me through another mutual friend, former Munger, Tolles colleague and now Cardozo professor Monroe Price, and I thank both of them for opening that door. Thanks also to Carol Loomis, a close friend of Mr. Buffett's and the person who annually edits each shareholder letter. For institutional support in countless ways, thanks as always to Sam and Ronnie Heyman.

As in previous editions of The Essays, this one retains the architecture and philosophy of the original edition but adds selections from Mr. Buffett's most recent annual shareholder letters. All the letters are woven together into a fabric that reads as a complete and coherent narrative of a sound business and investment philosophy. As an aid to all readers, and to enable readers of the previous editions to see what is new in this one, a disposition table at the end of the book shows the various places in this collection where selections from each year's letter appear. Footnotes throughout indicate the year of the annual report from which essays are taken. To avoid interrupting the narrative flow in this collection, omissions of text within excerpts are not indicated by ellipses or other punctuation.

The new edition is called for not because anything has changed about the fundamentals of sound business and investment philosophy but because Mr. Buffett's articulation of that philosophy is always done in the context of contemporary events and business conditions. So periodic updating is warranted to maintain its currency.

In preparing the previous editions, I was aided by numerous people, to whom I expressed gratitude in those editions, and I want to thank them again. Among those, I especially thank Mr. Buffett. His generosity not only made the symposium possible but his participation enriched it manifold; his willingness to entrust the rearrangement and republication of his letters to me is a great honor. His partner, Charlie Munger, deserves repeated thanks too, for not only did he participate in the symposium from the front row he also graciously chaired, on a moment's notice, one of the panels.
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

The 7 Steps of Spiritual Intelligence : The Practical Pursuit of Purpose, Success and Happiness
The 7 Steps of Spiritual Intelligence : The Practical Pursuit of Purpose, Success and Happiness

Through the 7 steps outlined in this text, along with explanations through positive psychology and brain science, as well as real-life case studies, learn to unite brain and consciousness to realize your maximum potential.

Spiritual intelligence (SQ) is about discovering the “why” of what we do...

The Child's Creation of A Pictorial World
The Child's Creation of A Pictorial World
A decade has passed since the publication of the first edition of The Child's Creation of a Pictorial World, and it seemed time to reassess the status of child art and review studies that were published in the intervening years.

The outcome of this review
...
Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order (The Frontiers Collection)
Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order (The Frontiers Collection)
Quantum theory predicts experimental results brilliantly but simultaneously raises difficult conceptual issues. Paradoxes such as Schrödinger’s cat, the EPR paradox, or the nonlocality demanded by Bell’s inequalities have hampered philosophers in their attempts to include quantum theory when discussing the relation between mind and...

Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe
Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe
1798. This old book presents the proofs of a conspiracy against all the religions and governments of Europe carried on in the secret meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies, collected from good authorities by John Robison, Professor of natural philosophy and Secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to which is added a...
Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice (Art and Imagination)
Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice (Art and Imagination)
About the Art & Imagination Series: Explore a range of interests, philosophies, religions, and cultures—from Kabbalah to Freemasonry, Buddhism to Hinduism, myth to magic. The distinguished authors bring a wealth of knowledge, visionary thinking, and accessible writing to each intriguing subject in these lavishly...
On Law and Reason (Law and Philosophy Library)
On Law and Reason (Law and Philosophy Library)
This is an outline of a coherence theory of law. Its basic ideas are: reasonable support and weighing of reasons. All the rest is commentary.

These words at the beginning of the preface of this book perfectly indicate what On Law and Reason is about. It is a theory about the nature of the law which emphasises the role of reason in the law and...

©2018 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy