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In Berkshire Beyond Buffett, George Washington University Professor Lawrence Cunningham paints a compelling portrait of Berkshire’s culture that demonstrates how Mr. Buffett’s skills as a manager have been key to the company’s growth over the past two decades. Read this review for more details.
The Education of a Value Investor chronicles Guy Spier’s evolution from a self described “Gordon Gekko wannabe” to a highly accomplished fund manager who has found success through a constant effort of attaining worldly wisdom and seeking to understand his own personality more fully. Read the article for a review of the book.
John Rotonti presents beginning investors with an easily understandable guide to value investing in A Manual on Common Stock Investing. Read this review of the book for further details.
In Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World, Tristan Donovan provides a compelling account of the soda industry from its very early days to recent controversies regarding health concerns. Following a brief survey of the historical origins and human use of naturally occurring mineral waters, the book quickly shifts toward an account of the industry as it took shape in the late nineteenth century. Read this article for a review of the book.