Warren Buffett’s investment acumen is frequently celebrated but less often analyzed, and those analyses are rarely as thorough or dispassionate as this one from debut author Lu, a portfolio manager at Shareholder Value Management. Lu has selected 20 companies—some obscure (the Sanborn Map Company), some household names (IBM, Coca-Cola)—in which Buffett obtained an interest between 1958 and 2011. Through historical research and financial statement analysis, Lu has attempted to divine what Buffett saw in them. Some common themes emerge. Buffett preferred, as he quipped, to buy a wonderful company at a fair price rather than a fair company at a wonderful price.
Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett deemed highly recommended by Publisher’s Weekly.
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