The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business Life

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life By Alice Schroeder Bantam Books; 976 pages

Warren Buffett the investor is widely known: his $5 billion bet on the battered Goldman Sachs on Sept. 23 surely came as no surprise to fans of his coolheaded strategy of buying good firms on the cheap. Buffett the person, on the other hand, is quite a surprise--an emotionally needy husband and absentee father who avoids anyone he fears might criticize him. Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait of a boy who endured a verbally abusive...

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