In this episode, Preston and Stig discusses the best-selling biography, by Roger Lowenstein. The episode is packed with funny anecdotes from Warren Buffett’s early career as a paper boy to his most successful investments and achievements. If you want to read our five page executive summary of, this book, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, view this page instead. If you would like to download all of our book summaries, click here.


  • How Warren Buffett already read financial statements when he was kid
  • Why Warren Buffett was sitting behind the counter at the local steakhouse collecting receipts, and how that lead to one of his best investments
  • How a gentleman that counted sheets of toilet paper convinced Warren Buffett to work with him
  • Why Warren Buffett never replaces management in the companies he acquirers
  • How Warren Buffett picked the CEO of Salomon Brothers in a simple, yet very orthodox way
  • Ask the Investors: How do you generate ideas for new stock investments?

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