Roger Lowenstein on Searching for Warren Buffett

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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This week in our Masters in Business interview radio podcast, we speak with Roger Lowenstein, author of six books, including the award-winning "When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management." His latest is "America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve." (He is also a director of the Sequoia Fund.) 

Lowenstein discusses his research and writing process. He started out as a local reporter, and spent 15 years at the Wall Street Journal, including two years writing the storied Heard on the Street column.

Lowenstein wrote one of the first book profiles of a then less-known manager named Warren Buffett; his discussion of his time interviewing people in Omaha about "little Warren" is mandatory listening.

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