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The Sages

Nonfiction: Business & Economics / Finance
Unabridged   5.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/08/2009

The Sages

Warren Buffett, George Soros, Paul Volcker, and the Maelstrom of Markets

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598879124
Digital Download ISBN:9781598879155


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.

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Product Description

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.


“Sean Runnette’s pacing and delivery amplify the authority of this powerful book.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

Author Bio

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.”