Alice Schroeder has scored one of the most coveted assignments in financial journalism, writing the first authorized biography of the world’s greatest investor and one of its richest men, Warren Buffett. This is an incredible score, especially considering Schroeder is not a journalist but a noted insurance industry analyst and former managing director at Morgan Stanley. This is no fawning profile of a sainted figure. This is the warts and all story of a very complex human being. As much as there is to admire about Warren Buffett the investor, his personal life leaves a lot to be desired.
This is a great book and one that I highly recommend. Alice was great and stayed for about 40 minutes. We started with the personal side of Buffett because that was most revealing in the book. Fifty odd books have been written about Buffett the businessman. Buffett may be the most written about individual in American business in the past 30 years. It is safe to say that nobody has ever had this kind