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163 Robert Hagstrom: The Warren Buffett Way

The book is an analysis of the investment strategies and philosophies of Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, and explores the principles that have guided his success

Robert Hagstrom: The Warren Buffett Way


Robert Hagstrom provides an in-depth look at the investment strategies of Warren Buffett, analyzing his approach to investing and the principles that have guided his success. He examines Buffett's methods for evaluating companies, managing risk, and achieving long-term success in the stock market.


Title: "The Warren Buffett Way"

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publishing Year: 2013

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Length in Hours: 10 hours and 31 minutes

5 main ideas

  1. Investing should be focused on finding high-quality companies with sustainable competitive advantages, rather than short-term market trends.
  2. A successful investment strategy requires a long-term perspective and a focus on the fundamentals of the companies being invested in.
  3. Risk management is a critical aspect of successful investing, and involves a deep understanding of the risks involved in a particular investment.
  4. Value investing, or buying stocks that are undervalued by the market, is a key principle of Warren Buffett's investment approach.
  5. The key to successful investing is discipline, patience, and a willingness to ignore short-term fluctuations in the market.
Robert Hagstrom: The Warren Buffett Way

5 funny quotes

  1. "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway."
  2. "The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient."
  3. "Investing is simple, but not easy."
  4. "The stock market is a giant distraction to the business of investing."
  5. "The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything — you can wait for your pitch."

5 thought-provoking quotes​

  1. "Price is what you pay, value is what you get."
  2. "Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."
  3. "The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect."
  4. "In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine."
  5. "Diversification is a protection against ignorance."

5 dilemmas

  1. How do we balance the potential benefits of value investing with the challenges of identifying undervalued companies in a rapidly changing market?
  2. How do we address the ethical and social implications of investing in companies with questionable practices or environmental impact?
  3. How do we balance the benefits of a long-term investment strategy with the pressure to achieve short-term gains and meet performance targets?
  4. How do we address the challenges of managing risk in a complex and interconnected global market, particularly in the face of unforeseen events and black swan events?
  5. How do we reconcile the principles of value investing with the rise of new investment technologies and strategies, such as algorithmic trading and passive index funds?

5 examples

  1. Warren Buffett's investment in Coca-Cola, which he has held for over 30 years, is an example of his focus on investing in high-quality companies with strong brands and competitive advantages.
  2. The 2008 financial crisis, which Buffett used as an opportunity to make significant investments in companies such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, is an example of his long-term perspective and willingness to take advantage of market downturns.
  3. The concept of "circle of competence," which Buffett has emphasized as a key principle of investing, involves focusing on areas where an investor has expertise and avoiding areas where they lack knowledge or understanding.
  4. The example of Benjamin Graham, Buffett's mentor and a pioneer of value investing, illustrates the importance of a deep understanding of a company's financial fundamentals in making investment decisions.
  5. The example of Buffett's partnership letters, which he wrote to his investors in the 1950s and 1960s, demonstrates his ability to communicate complex investment concepts in a clear and accessible way.

Referenced books

  1. "Security Analysis" by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd 
  2. "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits" by Philip Fisher 
  3. "The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham 
  4. "Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors" by Michael E. Porter 
  5. "Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street" by John Brooks

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