Forbes on Warren Buffett: A Multi-Decade Look At His Career ~ market folly

Monday, June 21, 2010

Forbes on Warren Buffett: A Multi-Decade Look At His Career

Forbes is out with an excellent compendium of articles they've released over the years regarding the Oracle of Omaha himself, Warren Buffett. Their chronicles of Buffett start on November 1st, 1969 where they introduced the soon-to-be legend to their audience. This very first article in particular details Buffett's Partnership and is of great interest of those seeking more information of how he managed money in his early days.

If you think about it, the 'early' Warren Buffett is the one investors should look to mimic and learn from. His modern day vehicle of Berkshire Hathaway is an investing behemoth and as evidenced by its full-scale acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, it's much harder for him to put money to work these days. Buffett has repeatedly said he'd be reaping much better gains if he managed a much smaller pool of capital. So, Forbes' look at the earlier stages of Buffett's career certainly prove useful here.

Given that Buffett is one of the most successful, if not the most successful value investor out there, those looking to follow in his footsteps should head to Warren Buffett's recommended reading list. The man is full of quotable quips, almost too many to list. However, one of our favorites (and one that is partially responsible for the name of this website) is, "Profit from folly rather than participate in it." Those of you seeking more words of wisdom from the Oracle can do so via our top 25 Warren Buffett quotes.

Embedded below is 'Forbes on Buffett', an excellent collection of resources regarding the investing legend himself:

You can download a .pdf copy here.

For all the Buffett disciples out there, definitely head to Warren Buffett's recommended reading list if your pursuit is to become a better investor. We've of course covered the Oracle of Omaha extensively on the site and some other points of interest might be Warren Buffett's portfolio as well as some notes from Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting.

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