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Warren Buffett on the cover of "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life"
Warren Buffett on the cover of "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life"

At 78, the famously “richest man in the world” is still making mega-deals at the heart of the wildest market in decades. He’s betting on Goldman Sachs. He’s betting on electric cars and Chinese batteries.

Warren Buffet is famous for living in his same old house in Omaha, and saying “give it all away” — and not to your kids. But there’s much more to this man, on strategy, philosophy, upbringing and his way with women. He needs them.

Now the “oracle of Omaha” — maybe the greatest living practitioner of capitalism, champion of mega-philanthropy, critic of the Wall Street “casino” — has opened up in an unprecedented way, sharing his life and philosophy with the author of a huge new biography.

This hour, On Point: Warren Buffett — the man, and philosophy, in full.

You can join the conversation. Do you wish Buffett was steering the bailout? Do you see why he became the world’s richest man? Tell us what you think.Guest:

Alice Schroeder, author of "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life." A former managing director at Morgan Stanley and insurance industry analyst, Warren Buffett tapped her to write his biography. He gave her unprecedented access and a lot of candor. You can read an excerpt here.

This program aired on October 1, 2008.

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