Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book

Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book

Carol J. Loomis


Warren Buffett outfitted Berkshire Hathaway into anything notable— and Fortune journalist Carol Loomis had a front-row seat for it all.

When Carol Loomis first pointed out a little-known Omaha hedge fund supervisor in a 1966 Fortune article, she didn’t dream that Warren Buffett could at some point be thought of the world’s maximum investor—nor that she and Buffett could fast turn into shut own neighbors. As Buf­fett’s fortune and attractiveness grew over the years, Loomis used her precise perception into Buffett’s considering to chronicle his paintings for Fortune, writ­ing and presenting ratings of news that tracked his many accomplishments—and additionally his occa­sional blunders.

Now Loomis has accumulated and up to date the easiest Buffett articles Fortune published among 1966 and 2012, together with 13 conceal tales and a dozen items authored by way of Buffett himself. Loomis has supplied statement approximately each one significant arti­cle that offers context and her personal knowledgeable viewpoint. Readers will achieve clean insights into Buffett’s funding recommendations and his considering on administration, philanthropy, public coverage, or even parenting. many of the highlights contain:

  • The 1966 A. W. Jones tale during which Fortune first pointed out Buffett.
  • The first piece Buffett wrote for the journal, 1977’s “How Inf lation Swindles the fairness Investor.”
  • Andrew Tobias’s 1983 article “Letters from Chairman Buffett,” the 1st overview of his Berk­shire Hathaway shareholder letters.
  • Buffett’s stunningly prescient 2003 piece approximately derivatives, “Avoiding a Mega-Catastrophe.”
  • His unconventional recommendations on inheritance and philanthropy, together with his goal to go away his teenagers “enough cash so that they may consider they can do whatever, yet now not rather a lot that they can do nothing.”
  • Bill Gates’s 1996 article describing his early impressions of Buffett as they struck up their shut friendship.

Scores of Buffett books were written, yet none can declare this work’s mixture of belief among associates, the writer’s deep under­standing of Buffett’s international, and a truly long term perspective.

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