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6 Warren Buffett Book Recommendations to Make You Smarter

Billionaire investor, Warren Buffett, has always valued reading. Here are 6 books he’s recommended over the years.
by Vanessa Gibbs | May 30 2022
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Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the world’s richest people, and perhaps the best investor of all time. What’s his secret? Reading. 

“Read 500 pages…every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.”
– Warren Buffett

The story goes that in the early days of Buffett’s career, he’d read 600 to 1000 pages a day. He’s even been known to spend 80% of his day reading. 

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Buffett says you should go to bed a little smarter each day. And as he says about reading: “All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

Here are 6 Warren Buffett book recommendations to learn about investing, communication, and the world


1.How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

2.The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham and comments by Jason Zweig

3.The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks

“When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they’re the first thing I open and read. I always learn something, and that goes double for his book.”

4.A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

“Bacteria may not build cities or have interesting social lives, but they will be here when the sun explodes.”
– Bill Bryson

5.Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other Writings by Philip A. Fisher

6.The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

“I think this is one of the best books I’ve ever read.”
– Warren Buffett
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