Review Buffettology: The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett The Worlds



Warren Buffett is a name in the investment industry that is known by almost everybody. Warren Buffett has been credited for many financial principles and techniques, and with his name came fame and success. 

This book illustrates Buffettology or Warren’s ideas like a genius in finance, all compiled in one book that lists all his winning strategies and techniques. The reader will know how to approach investing as Warren does, and more.

This book discusses Buffett’s investment analysis model by cutting through all its complexities and delivering a more reader-friendly approach. Warren’s perspective of finance and investing will surely let the reader look at these two in a new and different light, possibly with more knowledge and insight than before. 

The author does a great job of listing Warren’s perspective of finance and his trading methods. Incorporating this into her perspective is also a must to read. Overall, the book offers the gems of a legendary investor, and the author shares this knowledge with her readers. 

About the Authors

MARY BUFFETT is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is regarded as among the leading finance experts in America. She has served as a speaker for many esteemed organizations globally. She works with an array of businesses, such as acting as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies.

DAVID CLARK is an expert on Warren Buffett’s philosophies on investing. He graduated with two university degrees, law, and finance. He wrote seven books on finance, especially on Warren Buffett’s investment methods, along with Mary Buffett.

Table of Contents


  1. Before You Begin This Book
  2. How to Use This Book
  3. Roots
  4. Investing from a Business Perspective
  5. What Is Businesslike Investing?
  6. Warren’s View of Earnings
  7. The Price You Pay Determines Your Rate of Return
  8. The Corporation, Stocks, Bonds—a Few Useful Explanations
  9. Valuing a Business
  10. The Only Two Things You Need to Know About Business Perspective Investing: What to Buy—and at What Price
  11. What We Can Learn from Warren’s Secret Weapon: The Magic of Compounding
  12. Determining What Kind of Business You Want to Own
  13. The Theory of an Expanding Intrinsic Value
  14. The Mediocre Business
  15. How to Identify the Excellent Business—the Key to Warren’s Good Fortune
  16. Nine Questions to Help You Determine If a Business Is Truly an Excellent One
  17. Where to Look for Excellent Businesses
  18. More Ways to Find a Company You Want to Invest In
  19. What You Need to Know About the Management of the Company You May Invest In
  20. When a Downturn in a Company Can be an Investment Opportunity
  21. How Market Mechanics Whipsaw Stock Prices to Create Buying Opportunities
  22. Inflation
  23. Inflation and the Consumer Monopoly
  24. A Few Words on Taxation
  25. The Effects of Inflation and Taxation on the Rate of Return, and the Necessity to Obtain a 15% Return on Your Investment
  26. The Myth of Diversifications Versus the Concentrated Portfolio
  27. When Should You Sell Your Investments?
  28. Warren’s Different Kinds of Investments


  1. The Analyst’s Role in Ascertaining Earning Power
  2. The Mathematical Tools
  3. Test #1, to Determine at a Glance the Predictability of Earnings
  4. Test #2, to Determine Your Initial Rate of Return
  5. Test #3, to Determine the Per Share Growth Rate
  6. Determining the Value of a Company Relative to Government Bonds
  7. Understanding Warren’s Preference for Companies with High Rates of Return on Equity
  8. Determining the Projected Annual Compounding Rate of Return, Part I
  9. Determining the Projected Annual Compounding Rate of Return, Part II
  10. The Equity/Bond with an Expanding Coupon
  11. Using the Per Share Earnings Annual Growth Rate to Project a Stock’s Future Value
  12. How a Company Can Increase Its Shareholders’ Fortunes by Buying Back the Company Stock
  13. How to Determine If Per Share Earnings Are Increasing Because of Share Repurchases
  14. How to measure Management’s Ability to Utilize Retained Earnings
  15. Short-Term Arbitrage Commitments
  16. Bringing It All Together: The Case Studies
  17. How Warren Got Started: The Investment Vehicle
  18. Fifty-four Companies to Look At
  19. Waiting for the Perfect Pitch