Book Recommendation: The General Theory

(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.


Book Recommendation: Essays of Warren Buffett by Larry Cuningham

(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.”

Book Recommendation: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

(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.

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