The Essential Buffett
Timeless Principles for the New Economy
"Far more than a first-class distillation of the investment wisdom of Warren Buffett, The Essential Buffett is an education. By placing Buffett’s approach into a broader context, Robert Hagstrom captures not just the key ideas of this century’s investing giants, from Ben Graham to Phil Fisher, but also lucidly explains the theoretical foundation of their insights, including probability theory and psychology. This is not simply an investing book; it is an investing library."
—CHRIS DAVIS, Portfolio Manager
Davis New York Venture Fund and Selected American Shares
"Robert Hagstrom has written an excellent book that sets out some of the most important concepts of investing used by many of history’s best investors, most notably Mr. Buffett. As Buffett has argued, investing is not simply buying shares of a stock; it is a process of understanding a company’s business model as well as its intrinsic value. Hagstrom successfully argues that Buffett’s approach can and should be applied to all investments. At a time when investors are questioning whether the New Economy requires new rules, Buffett’s principles are very important to keep in mind."
—DAVID DECKER, Portfolio Manager, Janus Strategic Value Fund
"A lively demonstration that Warren Buffett’s principles are more relevant than ever in the rapidly shifting investment landscape of the 21st century. By applying Buffett’s tenets to tech investing, Robert Hagstrom shows how ‘the world’s greatest investor’ can help us navigate the shoals of the New Economy."
—KAY BOOTH, Director of Global Equity Research
Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
305 pages; ISBN 9780471151036
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Title: The Essential Buffett
Author: Robert G. Hagstrom