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John Train founded Train, Smith Investment Counsel in New York. His other books on investing include 'The Craft of Investing', 'The Money Masters' and 'The New Money Masters'. Train has also written several hundred columns for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the New York Times, Harvard magazine, and other publications.
'The Midas Touch traces the highlights of Mr Buffett's life and career from his childhood in Omaha ... to his spectacular coups in the market over the past 30 years.' - New York Times
'The Midas Touch is definitely not for a total beginner as it assumes a certain basic level of knowledge. If you don't know what a PE ratio is then you need something more basic. But if you think that you are going to double your money in two months because you have just bought a stock on a PE of 35 after it was tipped in Shares magazine you need to read on. Advanced Buffettologists won't learn much from this book - they have probably read it already. But if you know that Warren Buffett is a legend but not why this is a concise and easy to ready way of finding out.' - Tom Winnifrith
'Provides an excellent glimpse into Buffett's life, ideas, and background as well as detailed discussions of Buffett's investment philosophy and techniques.' - Dow Theory Letters
'The Midas Touch is a fabulous value ... imparts a wealth of lessons for any investor to emulate, no matter how skilled.' - The Market Chronicle
'John Train has a global vision of investing. He understands men and markets. He is an outstanding market forecaster. He writes elegantly. Like the Midas of his title, the things he touches turn to gold.' - Lewis E. Lehrman, Morgan Stanley