(May 6, 2017) Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway discusses what he learned from John Maynard Keynes’ “The General Theory” about the need for investors to guard against “rampant” speculation in the stock market.
(May 2, 2015) Buffett and Munger discuss the philosophical framework they took from Adam Smith’s 1776 economics classic, “The Wealth of Nations.”
(November 26, 2012) Warren #Buffett of #Berkshire Hathaway and Carol Loomis, author of "Tap Dancing to Work," discuss Buffett's political views, career decisions, and philanthropic efforts.
(April 30, 2005) Buffett and Munger discuss “Poor Charlie’s Almanack,” a compilation by Peter Kaufman of Munger’s talks and speeches.
(May 1, 2004) Along with Benjamin Graham, investor Phil #Fisher had a big influence on #Buffett. Buffett and Munger discuss Fisher’s philosophy and Buffett recommends Fisher’s “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits” and “Paths to Wealth Through Common Stocks.”
(April 29, 2000) At the 2000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, Warren Buffett says his favorite book on his investing philosophy is Larry Cunningham’s “Essays of Warren Buffett,” in which Cunningham thematically organizes selections from Buffett’s annual letters to shareholders. Buffett says he likes the book “because he essentially has taken my words and rearranged them.”
(May 3, 1999) Charlie Munger shares a few of his favorite recent books, including one about Buffett, at the 1999 Berkshire annual meeting.
(May 4, 1998) Charlie Munger recommends a book he would go on to cite again and again as one of his favorites: Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.” The book presents the idea that certain societies were able to conquer others because of geographic advantages. Buffett recommends a lighter read.