The Sages: Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets (CD-Audio)

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Three titans of finance predicted the current economic crisis several years ago, but their warnings went unheeded. A New York Times bestselling author distills the wisdom of all three.

Throughout the violent financial disruptions of the past several years, three men have stood out as beacons of judgment and wisdom: Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Paul Volcker. Though their experiences and styles vary—Buffett is the canny stock-market investor, Soros the reader of shifting global tides in trade and currencies, Volcker the regulator and governor, sheriff and clean-up crew—they have very much in common.

All three men have more than 50 years of deep involvement in markets. All are skeptical of Wall Street frenzies. They believe that markets tend to be right, but usually only over the medium term. Today, all three are key economic advisors to President Obama.

With the benefit of his own deep understanding of markets and finance, Morris brilliantly analyzes the records of these men, distils their wisdom and experience, and argues for the importance of consistent values in navigating the treacherous terrain of today's globalized world.

About the Author


In addition to the recent New York Times bestseller The Trillion Dollar Meltdown, CHARLES R. MORRIS has written The Tycoons, a Barrons' Best Book of 2005, and several more works. A lawyer and former banker, Mr. Morris's articles and reviews have appeared in many publications including The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times calls Morris “An especially graceful writer” and National Public Radio says of his style “Morris [writes] not for the professionals but for the rest of us.”


SEAN RUNNETTE is a multiple Earphones winner, including one for his narration of The Curve of the World (with Highbridge Audio). He has also directed and produced more than 200 audiobooks including several Audie® Award winners. He is an American Repertory Theater company member and has toured internationally with Mabou Mines. TV and film appearances include Two if by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law and Order, 3rd Watch and lots and lots of commercials. When not behind the mike, he also produced audiobooks and other works.

Praise For…


“Runnette brings elegance to his measured reading of Morris’ summation of the contributions and viewpoints of three captains of finance. . . . Runnette’s appropriate pauses in the text let important concepts sink in.”
Booklist


“Comes to life with its personal profiles, especially the surprisingly endearing portrait of Warren Buffett as a young man.”
—Paul Krugman, New York Times Book Review


“Insightful. . . . A very timely book with a compelling message for us all.”
BookPage


“Morris’s succinct but insightful biographies and his provocative criticisms make this an informative and recommended choice.”
Library Journal


“Sean Runnette's pacing and delivery amplify the authority of this powerful book.”
AudioFile
Product Details
ISBN: 9781598879124
ISBN-10: 159887912X
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: June 8th, 2009
Language: English
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