Warren Buffett's Management Secrets: Proven Tools for Personal and Business Success

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 18, 2010 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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The book is divided into several sections covering Warren Buffett's personal business management:

. Managing one's life - focuses on Buffett's insistence on a good education, picking one's heroes early in life, and staying away from things that damage you personally. The authors also discuss Buffett's belief that challenges make life interesting.

. Managing One's Career - Buffett believes that you should work at something that you are passionate about. Do what you like and you will find a way to make money. Do what you hate and you will be miserable even if you are rich.

. Managing Employees - place honesty on the same level as intelligence as a managerial attribute. How to keep managers inspired and working hard.

. Managing the Business - Buffett has learned that companies that have a durable competitive advantage over their competitors consistently earn more money year after year and are the easiest to manage.

. Managing of Personal Money - discover the simple rules that Buffett uses for buying other businesses and how he has incorporated them into his own personal investment style.
 

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Contents

Introduction
STEP
Three Quick Tests for Identifying the Best
STEP
STEP THREE
Victor or Victim? Warrens Secret for Picking a Leader Out of the Pack
Work at a Job You Love
Put a Winning Sales Team Together
The Power of Praise
The Power Reputation
The Dangers of Criticism
How to Win an Argument
Speak to the Other Persons Wants and Needs
Encourage Others to Come Up with the Right Idea
Everyone Makes MistakesAdmit
MANAGERIAL PITFALLS CHALLENGES AND LEARNING

Obsession
The Power of Honesty
Manage Costs
Have an Eye for the Long Term
How to Determine Salaries
STEP FOUR MOTIVATE YOUR WORKFORCE
Make a Good First Impression
Do Good Ideas Always Bear Fruit?
Dealing with Your Mistakes
Learn from Missed Opportunities
Move Up in Life
Managing Personal Borrowing
Acknowledgments
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About the author (2010)

For over twenty years, Mary Buffett has been considered a leading authority on the subject of Warren Buffett’s investment methods. Her international bestselling investment books, co-authored with David Clark—Buffettology, The Buffettology Workbook, The New Buffettology, The Tao of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements, The Management Secrets of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and The Art of Stock Arbitrage, and The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio—have been translated into twenty-four foreign languages and are considered “investment classics” the world over. Ms. Buffett is an international speaker, entrepreneur, political and environmental activist, and has appeared on television as one of the top finance experts worldwide. She has been the principal speaker for prestigious organizations around the world. Ms. Buffett has worked in a wide range of businesses including extensive work as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies. She is an associate of the top ranked UK Buffettology Fund in the United Kingdom. In 2013 she became a contributing blogger to the Huffington Post. The blogs and information about the UK Buffettology Fund are on her website MaryBuffett.com.

For over twenty years, David Clark has been considered the world’s leading authority on the subject of Warren Buffett’s investment methods. His international bestselling investment books, co-authored with Mary Buffett—Buffettology, The Buffettology Workbook, The New Buffettology, The Tao of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements, The Management Secrets of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and The Art of Stock Arbitrage, and The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio—have been translated into more than twenty foreign languages and are considered “investment classics” the world over. He holds a B.S. degree in finance and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is presently writing Berkshire Hathaway: Fortress of Capital, a corporate biography. When not consumed with matters of finance, he is engaged in the second great passion of his life, which is trial law and maintains an active national practice.    

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