Books Recommended by Warren Buffett
How To Win Friends and Influence People
Source: "In my office, you will not see the degree I have from the University of Nebraska, or the master’s degree I have from Columbia University, but you’ll see the certificate I got from the Dale Carnegie course." - Warren Buffett
Showing Up for Life
Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime
Bill Gates Sr.
Source: "[The author] is as wise as his son is brilliant. I’ve learned a lot from both of them and believe everyone can benefit from the insights [the author] shares in this book." - Warren Buffett
The Farmer from Merna
A Biography of George J. Mecherle and a History of the State Farm Insurance Companies of Bloomington, Illinois
Source: "By 1999 [State Farm] had amassed a tangible net worth exceeding that of all but four American businesses. If you want to read how this happened, get a copy of [this book]." - Warren Buffett
Finding Hope in a Hungry World
Howard G Buffett
Source: "Forgive a parent when I say I couldn't be more proud of him, as would his mother be if she were alive to watch him. As you read his words, you will understand why." - Warren Buffett
The Most Important Thing Illuminated
Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
Source: "When I see memos from [this author] in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read. I always learn something, and that goes double for his book." - Warren Buffett
Reflections on Financial Crises
Timothy F. Geithner
Source: "Sensational . . . [This book] will forever be the definitive work on what causes financial panics and what must be done to stem them when they occur." - Warren Buffett
The Man Behind the Microchip
Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley
Source: "[The author] does an excellent job of capturing the Bob Noyce I knew: part small-town boy, part big-time genius and always a wonderful friend and citizen." - Warren Buffett
Limping on Water
My 40-Year Adventure with One of America's Outstanding Communications Companies
Source: "Much of what you become in life depends on whom you choose to admire and copy. Start with Tom Murphy, and you’ll never need a second exemplar." - Warren Buffett
The Warren Buffett CEO
Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers
Robert P. Miles
Source: "We have as fine an array of operating managers as exists at any company. (You can read about many of them in [this book])." - Warren Buffett
The Ten Commandments for Business Failure
Donald R. Keough
Source: "[The author]'s best ability is to cut to the chase on an issue, to cut through the bureaucratic fog. Keep it simple is his principle and mine too." - Warren Buffett
A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers From Warren Buffett
Source: "Sums up what Charlie and I have been saying over the years in annual reports and at annual meetings." - Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules
Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor
Jeremy C. Miller
Source: "If you are fascinated by investment theory and practice, you will enjoy this book." - Warren Buffett
Has Warren Buffett recommended every book here?
Not necessarily. This book list has Warren Buffett must-read recommendations, but it also has a mix of mentions and suggestions.
How do you know Warren has mentioned/ reads every book here?
Every suggestion made by Warren Buffett is validated by our editors. You can find the sources to the recommendations linked next to the books.
Did Warren (or Berkshire Hathaway) actually create this Buffett recommended books list?
No. This reading list was curated by our editors based on confirmed mentions from Warren Buffett, the sources are made available under each recommendation.
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