10 Years of Warren Buffett Book Recommendations

I read through the past 10 years of Berkshire Hathaway annual reports.

Each report is well worth reading (and re-reading).

Both Warren Buffett and his business partner Charlie Munger often talk about how much they read.

Munger is famously quoted as saying:

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time – none, zero.”

True to form, each Berkshire Hathaway report mentions a few books worth reading.

While a summer reading list or a “best books of the year” list is nothing new, a book recommendation means something entirely different when it comes from Warren Buffett.

Here are all the books that were recommended from 2006 to 2016.

Warren Buffett gives great book recommendations each year in his company’s annual report.


July 26th, 2017|Books|

Good CEO Book: The Outsiders

Subtitle: “Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success.” By William N. Thorndike, Jr.

I liked this book a lot! I recommend it for anyone who owns or runs a business.

Key Takeaways

  • The press focuses too much on a company’s growth in revenue and profits. The correct measure of CEO success should be the increase in a company’s per share value, especially as compared to peers in the market.
  • Capital allocation is a CEO’s most important job.
  • Cash flow determines long term value.


June 25th, 2016|Books|

Favorite Books I Read In 2015


  • The Fish That Ate the Whale [BUSINESS], [HISTORY]
  • Red Rising [FICTION], [SCIFI]
  • Born to Run [HEALTH]
  • Creativity, Inc [BUSINESS]
  • It Starts With Food [HEALTH]
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari [SOCIAL COMMENTARY] [HUMOR]
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX by Ashlee Vance [BUSINESS]
  • Agency: Starting a Creative Firm by Rick Webb [BUSINESS]
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things [BUSINESS]


January 1st, 2016|Books, General|

Give the Gazelles a Break

Verne Harnish of the Entrepreneurs Organisation gives a voice to the middle men

This article was originally written by Ann Wright for Rough House Media on28 APR 2013. It was published in Business Review Europe, but now the link on their website is broken. I emailed Verne for a copy of the article and have republished it here.

Gazelle companies will drive the economic recovery – but at the moment they don’t get the support they need to thrive.


August 1st, 2015|Books|