Warren Buffett is currently the WORLD'S RICHEST MAN. His company is ranked 12th in the Fortune 500, and 6th in Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies 2007. He donated $30 BILLION to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Aimed at the business market, for fans of WHAT THEY DON'T TEACH YOU AT HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL,THE ONE MINUTE MANAGER, and REENGINEERING THE CORPORATION. A significant marketing and publicity campaign will ensure that THE SNOWBALL is the biggest business book of the year.
Alice Schroeder began her career as a certified public accountant, working for Ernst & Young before being appointed as a managing director at Morgan Stanley in the equities division. She was the number one-ranked Institutional Investor All-America Research Analyst in 2001 and 2002, and a member of the All-America Research team for seven years. Schroeder first met Warren Buffett in 1998. By 2001, Buffett began to suggest that Alice shift from the business of following stocks in order to write full-time.
More on Buffett? He kindly gave Morgan Stanley managing director Schroeder access to his files and granted her interviews. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
'An epic account of the greatest capital accumulator in history' Dominic Lawson, The Times 'Warren Buffett's opinions are so hotly sought that THE SNOWBALL, a biography with which he has enthusiastically cooperated, would be of interest even if it answered only softball questions. It approaches him seriously, covers vast terrain and tells a fascinating story' New York Times 'Buffett has been ahead of the curve for most of the past 50 years, making him one of the world's richest people. The Snowballprovides some clues about how he's done it' Financial Times 'A monumental work ... you feel like you've been in the presence of a monumentally flawed but riveting character ... utterly compelling' Evening Standard
Successful investor Warren Buffett sits down with author Schroeder to give readers deep and erudite insights into his work and personal life. Detailing his views on current trends in the economy and society, Buffet speaks with tremendous wisdom about everything from his family to his business ethics. Richard McGonagle gives an eloquent, straightforward reading. He has a knack for delivering words with a profound importance in his voice, drawing in listeners and holding their interest for hours. Schroeder reads her introduction and sets the tone for this revealing biography. A Bantam hardcover (reviewed online). (Oct.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.