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The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment: How a Combination of Value Investing and Smart Acquisitions Drives Extraordinary Success by Elena Chirkova

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Forefathers

How lucky I have been to have Phil [Fisher] and Ben Graham write down their ideas when they had no financial incentive to do so. I am leagues ahead richer than I would be if I hadn’t read Phil. I can’t even calculate the compound rate of return from the few dollars spent buying his books 35 years ago.

—WARREN BUFFETT [BUFFETT, 1996]

BUFFETT OFTEN COMMENTS THAT HE HAD TWO TEACHERS. IN HIS investment strategy, he is 85 percent a follower of Benjamin Graham (1894–1976) and 15 percent a follower of Philip Fisher (1907–2004). Both are famous theorists and practitioners of value investing. Graham pioneered this approach and invented the ...

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