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Of Permanent Value : The Story of Warren Buffett/2007 International Edition

Andrew Kilpatrick

Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=1578644011, Category: Investment, Language: E, cover: HC, pages: 1814, year: 2006.

This fully revised two-volume biography of investor Warren Buffett has more 1,800 pages and 1,200 photos. Chapter 1 (of 335 chapters) makes the case that Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, although based in Omaha, is now truly an international company. Chapter 2 deals with giving the bulk of his fortune to the Gates Foundation. Chapter 3 tells how Bill Gates thanked Buffett -- by giving him a rare 1776 first edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. Chapter 4 tells of Berkshire's purchase of Iscar, the precision tool company in Israel. The back cover shows of a photo of Buffett with National Basketball Association star LeBron James.


Review by IBS

This baby (007 OPV) weights nine pounds and is great! I know of no other more complete coverage of Berkshire Hathaway's history and culture. I own several older OPVs, but this year's edition has even better paper and better photos.

The book content is serious, but the writing style is fun. I laugh out loud almost every page I flip. (Billy is a real "Schnullerbacke" as Germans would say. ;) This book is a vaste resource in learning how to enjoy life while doing serious business (investing) at the same time.