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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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“Who Is the Fairest of Them All?”: The Role of Image in Buffett’s Investment Strategy

Some guys chase girls, I chase companies.

—WARREN BUFFETT [CITED IN KILPATRICK, 2005, P. 1367]

BUFFETT DOES INDEED CHASE COMPANIES. A NUMBER OF EXTREMELY successful early acquisitions made him famous among a small circle of people. His later work brought him international celebrity. He has developed such a reputation as an investor and buyer of businesses that enterprise owners, of their own volition, have been keen to sell their companies to him at below-market prices. The sellers could have achieved higher prices on the open market if they had had no specific ...

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