Summary of Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor

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Warren Buffett's Ground Rules book summary
Warren Buffett’s letters show that the basics of wise investing persist from decade to decade.


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For consistent success in volatile markets, it’s hard to beat Warren Buffett. Authors trying to unlock the Oracle of Omaha’s secrets have written shelves full of books. This compilation proves a welcome addition to the canon. Investment manager Jeremy C. Miller dives into Buffett’s correspondence from the 1960s. He finds that Buffett has followed the same common-sense principles for decades. The letters date back to when Buffett managed relatively small sums, so his strategies are more relevant to individual investors than his more recent moves are. Miller argues that Buffett’s investing strategy includes nothing flashy or complicated – his genius is in making sound investment decisions again and again. getAbstract recommends Miller’s analysis of Buffett’s early letters to investors looking for insight from one of the all-time greats.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Warren Buffett measures his investment performance,
  • How he spots undervalued companies and
  • How he has prospered.


The Early Days of the Master
Warren Buffett is a genius stock picker. His stellar track record predates the launch of his legendary holding company, Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett got his start investing on behalf of family and friends. In 1956, at age 25, he launched a fund as its general...
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About the Author

Jeremy C. Miller is an investment analyst for a mutual fund company and a 15-year veteran of the financial industry.

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