Below you will find a list of books that members of the Geopolitical Futures team are currently reading. It highlights insightful and relevant books from around the globe and the reasons we chose them. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America By Warren Buffett George Friedman: Taking a break from Thucydides (I find him hard going at times) I chanced on some essays, actually letters to shareholders, that were compiled into a book. I normally don’t pay much attention to books on investment, and I was surprised to find that Warren Buffett pays little attention to most books on investing too. What I found most interesting is the degree to which his approach to companies is similar to my approach to countries. He thinks of companies in terms of decades and generations, ignoring the short-term fluctuations others find so important. He also considers irrelevant what he calls the manic-depressive instability of market opinion. My understanding of countries revolves around power, not money, and I, too, tend to ignore short-term fluctuations in national fortune. For Buffett, underlying values tend to define companies in the long term. Such is the case with nations. They don’t gain power quickly or lose power […]

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