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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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Early Acquisitions: The Strategy Has Crystallized

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

—WARREN BUFFETT [CITED IN ANDERSEN, 2013]

WE ARE MOVING FROM ANALYZING IDEAS AND PRINCIPLES TO EXAMINING their practical implementation in greater detail. We will start by looking at some of Buffett’s early transactions. The first acquisition we examine was accomplished, in my view, through his astute use of his skills as a psychologist. The second case is a study of a purchase where Buffett’s personal brand and assistance in marketing made a material contribution to the business’s performance. Possibly, Buffett’s ...

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