The Snowball

The Snowball

The Snowball

Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Alice Schroeder
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-09-16
Total Pages : 832 Pages
ISBN : 9781408807323


The Snowball

The Snowball

The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.” When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write. Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time. Praise for The Snowball “Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time “Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times “If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post “Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal “A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes “The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times

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Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alice Schroeder
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2008-09-29
Total Pages : 976 Pages
ISBN : 9780553905496


The Snowball

The Snowball

The biography of the world's richest man and the only book on Warren Buffett that has his full cooperation.

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Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alice Schroeder
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2008-09-29
Total Pages : 976 Pages
ISBN : 9780747591917


The Snowball

The Snowball

A portrait of the life and career of investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alice Schroeder
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 816 Pages
ISBN : 9780553384611


The Snowball

The Snowball

With big, bold illustrations and large type, children will delight in this easy-to-read book about a giant snowball tumbling down a hill, picking up everything and everybody in its path. Simultaneous.

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Genre : Snow
Author : Jennifer Armstrong
Publisher : Paw Prints
Release : 2009-07-10
Total Pages : 30 Pages
ISBN : 1442015667


The Snowball Effect

The Snowball Effect

Dylan and his friends snowball cars for entertainment on the weekend. When they don't get enough reaction from passing cars, they put rocks in the middle of their snowballs. Their first attack with the loaded snowballs causes a car crash. His friends flee, but Dylan goes to the scene of the accident to make sure the driver is okay. He runs off when he knows help is on the way. Dylan is sighted, and rather than being punished, he is lauded as a hero. As his lies pile up, so does the hype about his heroics, and along with it, Dylan's guilt.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Deb Loughead
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release : 2010-10-01
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781554695362


The Snowball System

The Snowball System

Mo Bunnell's comprehensive system will help you win more clients, build stronger relationships, and bring in more business. If you're good at doing something, and you need to connect with paying clients in order to keep doing it, this book is for you. There are more of us out there than you might think -- from professionals like lawyers and consultants to big company account managers and freelancers of all stripes. And this book will teach you how to sell yourself without selling your soul. In The Snowball System, Mo Bunnell offers powerful and proven tools for business development. Whether you are gregarious or introverted, whether you are a part of a small startup or a massive multinational, Bunnell's science-based system is effective and efficient, and easily adapted into your day-to-day work. With The Snowball System, you will not only succeed at growing your business, you'll learn to enjoy doing the activities that drive that growth. You'll be happier, and so will your clients.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Mo Bunnell
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-09-11
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781610399593


Snowball

Snowball

"Readers will be riveted by this genuinely scary holiday phantasmagoria."– Publishers Weekly A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the storm. The gathered survivors realize a tenuous connection among them means it may not be a coincidence that they all ended up on this highway. An attempt to seek help leads a few of the travelers to a house in the woods where a twisted toymaker with a mystical snow globe is hell bent on playing deadly games with a group of people just trying to get home for the holidays. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Gregory Bastianelli
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-01-30
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781787583498


Snowball

Snowball

A curious little snowball makes a clumsy move on his walk down the hill and into town. What happens next? Just roll with it! Grab your winter gear and join Snowball on his journey into town. Just be careful you're not in his way when he starts to roll down the hill, or like an unsuspecting sheep, a string of sausages, and even an electric eel, you too will get picked up and packed into the giant snowball! This hilariously fun board book will have even the littlest readers bouncing along to an upbeat rhyme as Snowball bounces and rolls from page to page. Perfect for stay-at-home silly snow days or anytime a laugh is needed to get through the chilly winter season.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Sue Hendra
Publisher : Grosset & Dunlap
Release : 2019-10
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 0593095936


The Snowball Effect

The Snowball Effect

Imagine overcoming obstacles, moving past the pain, and feeling hopeful about your situation and your future. That is The Snowball E?ect in action! Filled with compelling case examples and personal stories, educator and psychotherapist Kristin Barton Cuthriell shows us how to: Let go of resentment, harsh self-judgments, and explosive reactions. Face our fears and live our dreams without becoming overwhelmed. Have better relationships with others. Take baby steps to move forward though life. Live with gratitude and fully appreciate the moment. "The Snowball Effect offers a unique perspective on what it takes to move forward through life in the most productive and positive way." -Chrisanna Northrup, New York Times bestseller "I highly recommend this book...the lessons provide specific and precise tools for people wanting to clear out the negative and learn to focus on the positive gifts in life." -Marney A. White, PhD, MS, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Kristin Barton Cuthriell, M.Ed, MSW
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2014-01-07
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781491840535