Dec 03, 2022
Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012
Posted by Carol J. Loomis

æ Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012 ↠ Carol J. Loomis, Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, Carol J. Loomis, Tap Dancing to Work Warren Buffett on Practically Everything Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front row seat for it all When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little known Omaha hedge fund manager in a Fortune article she didn t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world s greatest invest æ Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012 ↠ Carol J. Loomis - Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, Tap Dancing to Work Warren Buffett on Practically Everything Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front row seat for it all When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little known Omaha hedge fund

  • Title: Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012
  • Author: Carol J. Loomis
  • ISBN: 9781591845737
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
æ Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012 ↠ Carol J. Loomis, Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, Carol J. Loomis, Tap Dancing to Work Warren Buffett on Practically Everything Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front row seat for it all When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little known Omaha hedge fund manager in a Fortune article she didn t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world s greatest invest

æ Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012 ↠ Carol J. Loomis - Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, Tap Dancing to Work Warren Buffett on Practically Everything Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front row seat for it all When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little known Omaha hedge fund

Sean

A panoply of Fortune articles, excerpts of Warren Buffett s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters, and Buffett s speeches, this book strives to depict Warren Buffett as a man and a businessman It falls short on both fronts Except for the impressiveness of the chronological compendium of Warren Buffett isms, the book suffers most from its lack of focus and a coherent, unified thesis that the editor, Carol Loomis, somehow chose to omit The book reads as though Loomis never really thought hard abo [...]


Larry

I liked this book overall, but it really wasn t what I expected Lured by the subtitle Warren Buffet on Practically Everything, I was expecting a book in which Buffet brought his keen intellect and concise thinking to all sorts of subjects But the book is primarily about the world of investing, and gets rather technical at points Still, there is plenty for a layman like myself to enjoy, and I learned a ton, namely that most investing is something to be left to the professionals, and even they are [...]


Harold Cameron

Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966 2012 A Fortune Magazine Book Warren Buffett built Berkshire Hathaway into something remarkable and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front row seat for it all.When Carol Loomis first mentioned a little known Omaha hedge fund manager in a 1966 Fortune article, she didn t dream that Warren Buffett would one day be considered the world s greatest investor nor that she and Buffett would quickly become close personal friends As Buffett s fortune and [...]


Hugo Åkerstrand

This is a hard book to review First you have to decide whether to review the factual content, the man or the writing A crude average of all the parameters will tell you that I liked the book For sure, I have had to struggle with my financial illiteracy during certain sections but I also feel like the book rubbed off some knowledge on me And there is of course knowledge to gain when reading a description on one of the worlds most prominent capitalists we do, whether you like it or not, live in a [...]


Matt Papes

I recently watched the documentary of Warren Buffet on HBO and highly recommend it This book covers much of the same ground I think everyone can benefit by learning from the greatest investor of our time And his sense of humor is terrific too


Andrew Ye

I originally picked out this book because I like reading biographies on inspirational people, and Warren Buffett just made an impression on me when it said he donated 37 billion dollar to charityThe thing that most impressed me in this book is that it showed everything from Warren Buffet s life including the part on how he built his business empire He made Berkshire Hathaway into something that is incredible It showed that he didn t just have success, he also had tremendous failures but he climb [...]


Camilo Rodriguez

It is a good book to nurish your mind.


Sumit

An excellent and surprising book much a trove of stories about the humble, generous, and delightful man than a book about investing, but you certainly learn a thing or two along the way, as well as gain a deep sense of respect for the Oracle of Omaha It helps that the author is his long time friend and journalist Carol Loomis she approaches the story from the human perspective rather than a fawning catalogue of his amazing successes Still, I finished the book feeling less clever and knowledgeab [...]


Santhosh

I picked this book because I am actually inspired by Warren Buffett Specially when he donated 37 billion dollars This book did not disappoint me in any way Ask me about Warren Buffet, i d recommend 2 books The Warren Buffett s way and then Tap dancing to work This book sums up Warren Buffet s life on how he built his business empire An excellent and great resource which gives a deep sense of respect for the man himself.This is not a biography of Warren Buffett,This book is actually a compilation [...]


MissUnderstoodGenius

Everyone loves Buffett, there is something intriguing about him I love the wisdom of Warren Buffett and was really looking forward to this book, however it is nothing but tidbits and random bits and pieces of articles written about him and a few by him over the last 46 years organized in chronological order of appearance I thought I would read about why Buffett is Tap Dancing to Work but this book is without any real theme or greater meaning to it So at times the book didn t hang together for m [...]


Mimi

You know how you have an annual report from your 401K sitting around and you find yourself browsing through it when munching on a bowl of cereal Somehow, someone thought that publishing those articles in the annual reports and Fortune Magazine written by or about Warren Buffet would be a good idea I definitely disagree, the only marginally interesting parts were the glimpses of his personal life hey, did you know his birthday is the day before mine , and there aren t nearly enough to make this a [...]


Jenny's Book Bag

This is a compilation of Fortune magazine articles It has some nice golden nuggets in some of the articles, but you won t feel the need to read it cover to cover It s an interesting read, although I m not sure that it s the best place to start if you re looking to learn about Warren Buffett After reading this, I will be reading Security Analysis and anything else written by Benjamin Graham.


Donovan Aris-Dumas

Tap Dancing to Work Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966 2012Tap Dancing to Work Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966 2012 by Carol J Loomis is a biography of the legendary investor Warren Buffett This book contains articles written about Warren Buffett and written by Warren Buffett The book talks about the struggles of the being an investor and other off topics struggles like how much money he should leave to his kids He goes into some of his personal childhood life for exam [...]


George Benaroya

How to invest, run a business and reason with othersA great recollection of the values and principles of Buffet, all in one book Key TakeawaysOn Buying a Business We prefer large, simple businesses if they use a lot of technology we won t understand it , consistent earning power, little debt, management in place we can t supply it and an offering price we don t want to waste time We will not engage in unfriendly transactions We can promise complete confidentiality and are able to respond normall [...]


Denni George

Money management skills will increase, decent read It can be dry to some and repetitive , but general financial intellect will improve I would recommend anyone who wants to be better money managers in their simple day to day life to pick this book up You may not be a genius at stocks and debentures but this will instill a sense of discipline when it comes to money So in the words of warren buffet it s a win win You learn patterns and thinking s of the sage of Omaha I don t invest or look into st [...]


Yellapu Pramodh

Rather than investment advice, I regard it as rationality at play Have immense respect for Buffett for his ability to not invest in 11 61 years 5 years in the last 10 years If you have a company generating a cash of 5 billion, that is a very tough thing to do.


Iliya Polihronov

It s a very good collection of articles, which was well collected and arranged I also find the articles written by Buffett himself, to be exceptionally rationally and logically written, which I enjoy thoroughly I would not recommend the book if you re new to Buffett though.


June Ding

This is not a biography It is a collection of articles from Fortune magazine about Warren Buffett It gives you an unique perspective about our hero because everything was written at a specific time and now we have the benefit of looking back and see how right he was most of the time.


Cristobal

This is a great primer for anyone looking to get exposure to Buffett s wisdom It is a collection of every Fortune story written about and by Warren Buffett It offers a great bird s eye view of Buffett s thought consistency and his reflections on the last 50 years of the world s economy.


Lourdes Martinez

Good read, but there is something missing I like the short articles and the examples from WB, I just missed the connections I didn t get the story It could be me and me alone


Mehmet

I loved this book There are many books on Buffett, and I m sure each one contains some valuable nuggets from the legendary investor However, even people who have read other Buffett books would find this book useful.Why do I think the book is great Well, one obvious reason is that it conveys Buffett s investment and management principles in plain language and in relatively short essays.This is not all of course As the title makes it clear, not all essays are about Buffett s investment philosophy [...]


Joel Gray

HE WAKES UP EVERY MORNING AND GOES TO WORK TO HAVE FUN IT IS NOT WORK HE IS WITH PEOPLE HE LIKES, SO HE ISNT STRESSED OUT.We chose our style of operation to fit our natures, which demanded that plenty of time be spent thinking and learning, while engaging in lifelong self criticism, light contrition for every error and much humour.Sometimes its much easier in transforming events to figure out the losers.Under Buffett Pship partners kept all gains up to 6%, above which WB took 25%.Yardsticks seld [...]


Bob Ryan

This was a very interesting book Not only is it a perspective on Buffett over 35 years but also a history of investing in the US stock market It is a collection of articles and pieces of articles published by Fortune magazine, largely by the author, but also by other Fortune writers and several by Buffett himself That gives the book a variety of writing styles that adds to its readability Most of the items are short and easy to read The difficult reads are the articles by Buffett himself explai [...]


Milan

A few people have mistaken this book for Warren Buffett s biography, all I can say to them is to please choose your books carefully This is not a biography but a selection of articles from Fortune magazine and some excerpts of Warren Buffett s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters and his speeches It also touches upon topics such as investment principles, philanthropy, work ethics and management decisions This book can only be useful if you know the background stories behind those articles It p [...]


Terry Koressel

Tap Dancing to Work chronicles the life and investment career of the brilliant Warren Buffet, primarily through the many Fortune magazine articles written about him since 1966 The author, Carol Loomis, a senior editor at Fortune has had unique access to Warren Buffet as a friend and editor of Mr Buffet s annual stockholder letters This relationship gives the book a personal touch Be prepared, however The book is long and 100% Buffet If you are not highly interested in the man.you may find it ted [...]


Rajual T.

I ve read countless Warren Buffett books and I found nothing in this book that was new or that was deserving of publication It was simply a collection of quotes, articles, etc from Buffett and then analysis without order I found nothing that I can not obtain from the internet Now, I am not trying to discount the work on the author, but perhaps I was expecting or a different topic I didn t find too much on the strategies that led to his success I read this book right before another below , which [...]


John Orman

Many great ideas in this book from the creator of Berkshire Hathaway investments.It includes the best articles by and about Buffett in Fortune magazine, with fresh insights into his investment strategy.Bill Gates, in his 1996 article, describes his early impressions of Buffett as they formed a deep friendship At age 11, Gates made his first stock purchase through Buffett You should invest in a business that even a fool can run, because some day a fool will Gates on Buffett I have never met anyon [...]


Rob Olson

I was skeptical of this book at first A book composed of a bunch of Fortune magazine articles Sounded like a lazy way to write a book to me Two things saved it 1 Carol Loomis did a nice job writing an introduction to each article, providing context and any noteworthy updates 2 It was interesting to read about the events from articles in that time period with the benefit of knowing what had happened since.It s probably not the best book on Warren Buffett but it is nicely adopted to my magazine si [...]


James Loftus

I was skeptical that a rehash of a bunch of old Fortune articles would be interesting especially having read the excellent Buffett bio The Snowball Warren Buffett and the Business of Life a few years back But this was a great read Carol Loomis adds insightful color and updates at the beginning of each piece and that ties everything together nicely The articles are well written and give a really great view of the consistency of Buffett s views and approach over time Great read for Buffett lovers [...]


John Delgado

Big fan of anything Warren Buffett related This book wasn t what I anticipated however all in all a great read My assumptions going into the book was a typical biography with a chronicled path of his life however what I got were articles chronicling Mr Buffett s business life The book started slow, taking into consideration that I wasn t read for the article style bio However, once I got passed the first 25 pages or so it became much intriguing I enjoyed it and I m sure if you are looking to le [...]



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