The Snowball

The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.

Author: Alice Schroeder

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408807327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 668

Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.

The Snow Ball

Author: Brigid Brophy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780850313178

Category: Fiction in English

Page: 143

View: 549


The Snowball Effect

This is the essential, practical, easy-to-read guide that will revolutionize the way you communicate in order to get more done and do it more quickly, more pleasantly and less stressfully for optimum results in all that you do’—Ivan ...

Author: Andy Bounds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857084003

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 478

The long-awaited follow-up to the international bestseller The Jelly Effect Communication is supposed to cause something. That’s the point of it. So, what do you want to achieve following your communication? Do you want someone to answer ‘yes’? Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want people to understand exactly what you’re talking about, first time? Whatever you want to achieve, you’ll need decent communication to get there, and expert and bestselling author Andy Bounds shows us exactly how to nail our communication. Using the same conversational style that made The Jelly Effect so popular, The Snowball Effect is packed with short, rapid fire sections complete with visuals and special features to help us get serious results from our communication. The Snowball Effect explains how to: • Persuade people to say “yes” more quickly, more often • Enjoy your job more – because you’ll be calling the shots for a change • Remove the communication frustrations you feel all too often • Get more done, more quickly – because you’re getting people on your side faster (these techniques have saved people at least one month every year).

The Snow Ball

He rolled it through the snow on the ground. Already it was the size of a baby. ... He carried his large, roly-poly snowball on to the pavement, where he planted it down alongside the car. It looked like a stump, a column cut off.

Author: Brigid Brophy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571362885

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 656

The scandalous 1960s cult classic: when Anna is kissed by a masked figure at a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins. 'Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.' Iris Murdoch 'Brilliantly seductive ... A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.' Sarah Waters London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of an eighteenth-century themed masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone, mourning her youth - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious masked figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a heady dance of seduction charged by other clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an erotic frenzy of operatic proportions - until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter ... A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy's The Snow Ball is a dazzling festive classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers. 'One of the strangest and wittiest British writers of the past half century ... A comet in her day.' Terry Castle 'A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion ... Brophy's art is fiction at its finest.' Eley Williams

The Snow ball

Author: Charlotte Elizabeth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children

Page: 16

View: 359


The Snowball Effect

Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died.

Author: Holly Nicole Hoxter

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061992054

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 760

Lainey Pike can tell you everything you need to know about the people in her family just by letting you know how they died. Her reckless stepfather drove his motorcycle off the highway and caused the biggest traffic jam in years. Her long-suffering grandmother lived through cancer and a heart attack before finally succumbing to a stroke. And Lainey's mother—well, Lainey's mother hanged herself in the basement just days after Lainey's high school graduation. Now Lainey's five-year-old brother is an orphan and her estranged older sister is moving back home to be his guardian. Meanwhile, Lainey's boyfriend is thinking about having a family of their own, and her best friends are always asking the wrong sorts of questions and giving advice Lainey doesn't want to hear. As she tries to pull away from everything familiar, Lainey meets an intriguing new guy who, through a series of Slurpees, burgers, and snowballs, helps her to make peace with a parent she never understood.

The Snowball

A small snowball gets bumped by a skier and rolls down the hill growing in size and picking up people as it goes.

Author: Jennifer Armstrong

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 681

A small snowball gets bumped by a skier and rolls down the hill growing in size and picking up people as it goes.

Snowball

Charles and Lizzie Peterson rescue a white puppy they name Snowball, and when their mother tells that they cannot keep the dog, they look in their neighborhood for a suitable owner.

Author: Ellen Miles

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780439793803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 78

View: 192

Charles and Lizzie Peterson rescue a white puppy they name Snowball, and when their mother tells that they cannot keep the dog, they look in their neighborhood for a suitable owner.

The Snowball War

Feuding classmates become friends after a snowball fight.

Author: Bernice Chardiet

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780439108034

Category: Friendship

Page:

View: 631

Feuding classmates become friends after a snowball fight.

The Snowball

“The worst job was when he hired me and my friend John Pescal to shovel snow. ... We had to shovel out the whole bank of snow, in front where the customers parked and in the alleyway behind the store, in the loading ... 74 THE SNOW BALL.

Author: Alice Schroeder

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055390549X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 976

View: 267

The personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha”—for fans of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett Here is the book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.” When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write. Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time. Praise for The Snowball “Even people who don't care a whit about business will be intrigued by this portrait. . . . Schroeder, a former insurance-industry analyst, spent years interviewing Buffett, and the result is a side of the Oracle of Omaha that has rarely been seen.”—Time “Will mesmerize anyone interested in who Mr. Buffett is or how he got that way. The Snowball tells a fascinating story.”—New York Times “If the replication of any great achievement first requires knowledge of how it was done, then The Snowball, the most detailed glimpse inside Warren Buffett and his world that we likely will ever get, should become a Bible for capitalists.”—Washington Post “Riveting and encyclopedic.”—Wall Street Journal “A monumental biography . . . Schroeder got the best access yet of any Buffett biographer. . . . She deals out marvelously funny and poignant stories about Buffett and the conglomerate he runs, Berkshire Hathaway.”—Forbes “The most authoritative portrait of one of the most important American investors of our time.”—Los Angeles Times