The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life – Audiobook

Audiobook Details

  • Author: Alice Schroeder
  • Narrator: Kirsten Potter
  • Format: MP3
  • Length: 36 hrs 58 mins
  • Publisher: Books on Tape
  • Publication Date: September 29, 2008
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001GSJSC6, B009MYD9F8
  • ISBN-10: 0739334069, 0553805096, 0553384619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739334065, 978-0553805093, 978-0553384611


The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (audiobook) is THE audio book mentioning the life and times of one of the most valued men in the world, Warren Buffett. The famous Omaha financier has actually never ever composed a narrative, today he has actually permitted one author, Alice Schroeder, extraordinary access to check out straight with him and with those closest to him his work, viewpoints, has a hard time, accomplishments, recklessness, and knowledge. The result is the personally exposing and total bio of the male understood all over as “The Oracle of Omaha.” Although the media track him continuously, Buffett himself has actually never ever informed his complete life story. His truth is personal, particularly by celeb requirements. Indeed, while the homemade personality that the public sees holds true as far as it goes, it goes just up until now. Warren Buffett is a variety of paradoxes. He set out to show that good men can complete initially. Over the years he treated his financiers as partners, served as their steward, and promoted sincerity as a financier, CEO, board member, author, and speaker. At the exact same time he ended up being the world’s wealthiest male, all from the modest Omaha head office of his business Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “basic.”

When Alice Schroeder fulfilled Warren Buffett she was an insurance coverage market expert and a talented author understood for her eager understanding and business acumen. Her works on financing impressed him, and as she familiarized him she recognized that while much had actually been composed on the topic of his investing design, nobody had actually moved beyond that to explore his bigger approach, which is bound up in a complicated character and the information of his life. Out of this came his choice to comply with her on the book about himself that he would never ever compose. Never prior to has Buffett invested many hours reacting to an author’s concerns, talking, providing total access to his better half, kids, pals, and business partners—opening his files, remembering his youth. It was an act of guts, as The Snowball audiobook makes profoundly clear. Being human, his own life, like many lives, has actually been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet significant though his wealth might be, Buffett’s tradition will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his concepts and concepts that have actually enhanced individuals’s lives. This book informs you why Warren Buffett is the most remarkable American success story of our time.


“Schroeder . . . is well geared up to clarify Buffett’s offers [and] Buffett’s life is plentiful with excellent stories.”—New Yorker

“You will discover a lot about one of the country’s most engaging and essential males from reading The Snowball.”—Boston Globe

“A permeating and individual take a look at the Oracle of Omaha . . . An astute, and sometimes captivating, check out—particularly now.”—BusinessWeek

“Will enthrall anybody thinking about who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that method. The Snowball informs a remarkable story.”—New York Times

“Riveting and encyclopedic . . . The general power of the story brings The Snowball forward. There is much to be gained from it.”—Wall Street Journal

“The compulsory book to check out in these treacherous times of monetary crisis. . . . A thoughtful and intimate bio of the world’s best financier.”—Forbes

“This is a quick-paced, specifically drawn profile of a guy who, regardless of his high presence in the monetary world, isn’t somebody we’ve understood much about. . . . We do now.”—Kansas City Star

“In The Snowball, beginner biographer Alice Schroeder provides us one of the most in-depth, honest life stories ever released. . . . It is nearly difficult to stop checking out.”—Christian Science Monitor

“If the duplication of any excellent accomplishment initially needs understanding of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most in-depth look inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, need to end up being a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post

“Anyone who has actually been seeing occasions unfold in current months—which would be everybody—can now value the knowledge of Buffett. . . . The most reliable picture of one of the essential American financiers of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

“Even individuals who do not care a whit about business will be fascinated by this picture. . . . Schroeder, a previous insurance coverage-market expert, invested years speaking with Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has actually hardly ever been seen.”—Time Magazine

“Schroeder . . . has a meat-and-potatoes design that matches the homemade knowledge of her topic. . . . Now more than ever, Buffett’s focus on principles looks like genius. It’s the ideal minute for an excellent book on an exceptionally motivating capitalist.”—People, 4 stars

“This enormous—and extremely understandable—text (produced with Buffett’s complete cooperation) is an unvarnished and well-paced bio that is necessary for all public and scholastic business collections.”—Library Journal

“For trainees of the Oracle of Omaha, or perhaps those trying to find a little peace of mind throughout the crisis, Schroeder’s book is a remarkable research study of America’s most effective financier.”—New York Post

“Top-notch bios require extensive research study and crisp, carefully developed writing. Schroeder displays both. . . . It’s difficult to envision a more total account of Buffett’s life had he composed it himself.”—Buffalo News

“This enormous—and extremely understandable—text (produced with Buffett’s complete cooperation) is an unvarnished and well-paced bio that is necessary for all public and scholastic business collections.”—Library Journal

“A significant bio . . . Schroeder got the finest gain access to yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously amusing and poignant stories about Buffett and the corporation he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes

“Alice Schroeder’s build-up of information, her brilliant, artless descriptions of individuals and locations, and the resulting narrative fluidity make this an engaging book. It has the bouncing vigor of an early Sinclair Lewis book.”—Times Literary Supplement

“Ms. Schroeder does a great task of pulling . . . offered disclosures out of Mr. Buffett however her genuine contribution is her own financial investment know-how which allows her to make the complicated funding plans over the last 50 years reasonable to lay readers and genuinely useful to the business details addict.”—Washington Times

“In this startlingly frank account of Buffett’s life, Schroeder, a previous handling director at Morgan Stanley—and hand chosen by Buffett to be his biographer—strips away the secret that has actually long masked the word’s wealthiest male to expose a life and fortune set up around lucid and motivated business vision and inconceivable individual intricacy.”—Publishers Weekly

“Everyone understands that in a deep and liquid capital market like that of the United States, it is almost difficult to beat the stock exchange averages over anything more than the short-term. But Buffett has actually been ahead of the curve for many of the past 50 years, making him one of the world’s wealthiest individuals. Alice Schroeder’ s enormous licensed bio, The Snowball, offers some ideas about how he’s done it.”—Financial Times

“An exceptional and extremely satisfying take a look at the business titan . . . If you’ve taken a look at your 401(k) declaration and began to fear that everybody in monetary markets is either greedy, predatory or inexperienced, do yourself a favor. Take $35 out of the bed mattress and purchase a copy of Alice Schroeder’s The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. At a time like this, it’s a genuine convenience: Buffet is living evidence there’s at least one entirely reasonable individual handling cash.”—Houston Chronicle


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