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Mary Buffett

Mary Buffett is a best-selling author, international speaker, entrepreneur, political and environmental activist. She advocates self-empowerment through financial investment for women.

Ms. Buffett’s first book Buffettology was an immediate New York Times, Business Week and USA Today best-seller. With David Clark she has co-authored 8 books over the last 17 years. The Buffettology Workbook in 2001 was followed by The New Buffettology in 2002. In 2006, she published The Tao of Warren Buffett which made the Business Week and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. Her subsequent 2008 book, Warren Buffett and The Interpretation of Financial Statements was another New York Times and Amazon best-seller. Additionally it made Barron’s pick of the 6 best books of the year. Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets was published in 2009 becoming a best-seller for Amazon and Business Week. Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage in 2010 also made the best-seller lists for Business Week and Wall St Journal. Their eighth book Warren Buffett’s Stock Portfolio was released in December 2011.

Scribner, a division of Simon and Schuster, Inc. publishes all of their books, which have been translated worldwide into over 17 languages including Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.

Ms. Buffett regularly speaks on television and radio as a finance expert. She has appeared several times on CNN Business News, CNN National News and CNN International News segments. She has been a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Power Lunch with Bill Griffith, Bloomberg News, Fox Business News, MSNBC’s Headliners and Legends, KTLA News as well as frequent appearances on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News. In addition, she is regularly featured on numerous syndicated financial radio shows and local financial television networks. She recently toured China with many media appearances, most notably on CCTV.

Ms. Buffett has agreed to become a contributing writer for The Huffington Post where she was recently featured in an article by Lori Sokol:

In October of 2012, Ms. Buffett was a featured guest on Good Day New Yorksharing financial tips and discussing the ongoing job crisis in America.

In September of 2012, Ms. Buffett was the keynote speaker at two International conferences: The 2012 Asian Value Investing Forum in Singapore and the Omantel Forum in Oman.

In Singapore, Mary’s Host organization was Value Investing Academy along with sponsors Phillip Capital, DWS Investments, and Deutche Bank. Her lectures includestock picking strategies and the time tested method of value investing. The conference was part of the 2012 Phillip Investment Festival.

Mary Buffett at the 2012 Phillip Investment Festival in Singapore, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and backstage with fellow speaker, former U.S. Secretary of State, General Colin Powell.

At the Omantel Forum, part of the Omantel Business Alliance, she addressed top-level finance professionals from Oman’s corporate sector, speaking about “Global Trends and Financial Investment Strategy”. Omantel is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the region.

That same month, she was also interviewed for The Wall Street Journal for a story on Mutual Funds which was published on November 5th. Previously, Ms. Buffett was a keynote speaker on behalf of The Wall Street Journal at the New York Xpo for Business at the Javits Center in New York City in 2009.

In the spring of 2012, Ms. Buffett was the keynote speaker at the 40th Anniversary General Assembly of the Pan American Surety Association in Antigua, Guatemala.Expanding on the foundation of value investing in her eight bestselling books, Ms. Buffett discussed critical economic issues including, The European Debt Crisis, US – Latin American Trade, Global Capital Market Interdependency.

In 2012, Ms. Buffett made several appearances throughout the U.S. as a featured Guest Speaker around the country discussing finance doing appearances with Bill Cosby, former First Lady Laura Bush, former Secretary of State General Colin Powell, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and other prominent figures filling arenas around the country as part of the Get Motivated seminar series.

In the past year, to coincide with the release of her latest book, The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio, Ms. Buffett was the subject of major stories in The Financial Times, Investor’s Chronicle, The Huffington Post and other national and international publications. She recently appeared on CBS This Morning, Bloomberg Television News' In The Loop with Betty Liu. She also discussed President Obama’s State of the Union speech on KTLA News in Los Angeles.

Ms. Buffett taught Business and Finance at several California State Universities, including UCLA. She currently serves on the Corporate Board of the Environmental Media Association, which puts social messaging into film, television and other media and products. She is also an advisor to Greenstar, which installs solar-powered community centers in remote villages in the developing world. She sits on the Board of The America China Bridge, bringing business, and art exchanges between the world’s largest economies

Ms. Buffett has also worked as a freelance consultant to a number of Fortune 500 companies. She consulted for AOL Time Warner’s Rhino Records division on their business plan and corporate structure. Her key recommendations included repositioning of existing intellectual property and expansion through acquisitions. As a headhunter and consultant to the billion-dollar advertising agency GSD&M Austin, Texas, Ms. Buffett identified and recruited top talent for the agency.

Prior to her work in the financial and consulting fields, Ms. Buffett worked for Columbia Records in the music publishing division before becoming Professional Manager at Playboy Music/After Dark working for Hugh Hefner. In 1981, Ms. Buffett co-founded her own music post-production company, Independent Sound, providing music for commercials and contributing to the 1990 Academy Award® Best Picture winner Dances with Wolves.

Mary was Managing Director of Narada Records, a MCA-affiliated label. In 1992, Ms. Buffett co-founded Superior Assembly Editing Co., Inc., a highly successful editorial house. She worked with over 100 of the music industry’s biggest stars including Madonna, Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Paula Abdul, Eminem and many more. The company won numerous MTV Awards as well as an Emmy. At the same time, Ms. Buffett’s company worked with acclaimed film director David Fincher editing The Game, Fight Club and Panic Room and worked extensively with such notable film directors as Michael (Transformers) Bay, Dominic (Swordfish) Senna and Zack (300) Snyder.

Her continued advocacy of women’s issues is shown by her featured role in the upcoming documentary Femme, focusing on successful international women making a difference in society. She is the proud mother of three successful children and lives in California.

For more information on the work and life of Mary Buffett, go to: For personal appearances, contact: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau at: (USA) 1-866-248-3049 or go to: or

For additional press information or to request an interview, contact James Grant, President, JGPR, Matt Flynn, Marcus Cammack or Carolyn Gitomer at or (917) 626-1300.

Ms. Buffett has traveled around the world from New York and London to China, Kuala Lumpur, Japan and Mexico City as a keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious organizations including (partial list only):

Barclays Bank

The Berkshire Group

Prudential Securities

AAII (American Association of Independent Investors)

Dynamic Mutual Fund

AIC Canada

Analyst PLC London

Harvard Alumni Association

HSM’s The Expo Management for HSBC. Additional speakers for Expo Management were Colin Powell and Paul Krugman

The International Herald Tribune and the London Times “Dawn of a New Decade” as a keynote speaker with Sir Richard Branson

America-China Bridge 3 day seminar in Beijing

Entries by Mary Buffett

Bernie Sanders: Feel the Math

(253) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 7:47 PM

In sports and in politics--the old rules apply; win with ease and lose with grace. Early on in the process, Bernie Sanders surprised Hillary Clinton with a series of improbable wins, starting in New Hampshire and moving outward. For a short period of time, it appeared that Sanders might eclipse...

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The Days of Reckoning for Highly Funded Startups: Square.

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 3:57 PM

There will be a day of reckoning. Sooner or later the investment community will begin to expect sustainable profitability from their highly touted investments, regardless of how photogenic the CEO may appear at conferences. Training wheels will be removed as funding levels taper off and it will be interesting to...

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Why Did the Democratic Nomination Pivot Back to Hillary Clinton?

(12) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 1:51 PM

There is a good possibility that Hillary Clinton will wrap up the Democratic nomination today with wins in a number of Northeastern primary battles. As she moves closer to the magic number, Bernie Sanders will begin to quietly acknowledge the obvious and realize that simple math is preventing him from...

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How the Rest of the World Sees the Trump Candidacy

(133) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 5:51 PM

So much has been written about Donald Trump in the last few weeks that I have chosen not to further clog the internet with my own disgust. Watching the Trump campaign mock the other candidates into submission has been unsettling to watch, since Trump has offered little more than his...

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Theranos, Tesla, and the Achilles Heel of Disruption

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 2:25 PM

For those who have been following this week's food fight between Theranos and The Wall Street Journal, there are illustrative lessons to be learned surrounding the power of disruption.

Theranos is a white-hot biomedical startup that has become the tech success story darling of the decade, founded by a bright...

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Is The Thucydides Trap for the U.S. and China? A Response to Graham Allison

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 7:52 PM

This week the Atlantic Magazine published "The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?" by Graham Allison, who is one of the more thoughtful geopolitical theorists of the last half century. His classes at Harvard come with a waiting list. His books are required reading for anybody...

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Watching China Wobble

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 4:42 PM

Watching the breathtaking collapse of the Chinese stock market over the past few weeks has been an eye-opening experience for many who have known nothing but upward success on the mainland.

Starting in mid-June, the value of A-shares -foreigners can only purchase B shares on the Shanghai and Shenzhen...

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The Indian Summer of Joe Biden

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 7:49 PM

There is an old political warning: never let the national pundits become bored in summer months. It's the one season when the minds of political writers tend to wander before the real reporting begins from the campaign trail. In fact, the one upside of Donald Trump's campaign is that each...

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Why Europeans and Asian Communities Shake Their Heads at How Americans Choose a President

(4) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 9:34 PM

Now that I'm back after some travels, I often wonder what my European and Asian friends will think of the upcoming 2016 Presidential race. On the Democratic side, they believe that Hillary Clinton appears to have the upper hand. However, somewhere out in Iowa, former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is...

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Could This Be the Year Recovery Finally Comes to Main Street?

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Might this finally be the year? This year the National Retail Federation (NRF) is projecting a 4.1 percent increase in holiday retail spending, nearly twice last year's anemic increase of 2.3 percent. After several years of holiday spending that produced lumps of coal, there is hope that the Christmas shopping...

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It's Time for 'Freedom Summer 2015'

(3) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Back in the summer of 1964, hundreds of young college students ventured down into Mississippi to register African Americans to vote. Until that time, the regional construct of Jim Crow laws denied the rights of basic citizenship to millions of African Americans. Anytime people of color tried to register to...

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Hot New Real Estate Trend

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 3:49 PM

Why more Americans are aggressively entering into upscale rental marketplace.

As people begin to seriously think about where to live, there is a remarkable sea change afoot with millennials, empty-nesters, and the newly single. Instead of plunging in to buy a home, people are weighing other options. We all know...

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How Tim Cook Passed the Test With Flying Colors

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 5:50 PM

A year ago, I worried aloud what kind of leader Apple's Tim Cook might be. Still emerging from the death of Steve Jobs, there was a great deal of concern whether he could pick up the mantle of "pied piper," who offered the vision.

When I talked about last year's...

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A Word or Two About Investing in Russia

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 3:36 PM

About a week before the barbarism took down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17, an investor asked me when it would be wise to begin investing in Russia.

First, let's have a word about the Malaysian Airlines massacre. I have heard it called a number of things, but certain truths speak...

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My Heart Breaks for Thailand

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 5:28 PM

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I'm heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional class.


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Midnight at Yahoo

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 3:09 PM

The next 12 months will be a very interesting time for Yahoo as they try to reinvigorate their core business: online advertising.

For the past two years, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been the darling of fawning stories from both industry press and those who pen Vanity Fair profiles....

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Why Hobby Lobby Loses Even If It Wins at the Supreme Court

(619) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 3:30 PM

Now that a couple of weeks have passed since both sides made their oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, we'll leave the tea leaf reading to those who cover the Supreme Court as their beat.

I want to talk about the fallout when senior...

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Should California Be Split Into Six Smaller States? My Thoughts on Tim Draper's Idea

(6) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 1:08 PM

Tim Draper comes from an incredibly talented family. His father, along with his business partner "Pitch" Johnson essentially invented the venture capital infrastructure, which underwrote the development of Silicon Valley. His leadership at Draper Fisher Jurvetson has been essential in the formation of a number of emerging companies we all...

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So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

(7) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 7:35 PM

It's fair to say that it has been a couple of rough months for Bitcoin, the once ballyhooed Internet currency.

Just as it moved from the shadows into some form of respectability, all hell broke loose. The value of Bitcoins plunged on the various exchanges and companies like Apple removed...

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Big Data Breaches -- The Shape of Things to Come

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Get ready for more data breaches. Many more. Now that the impact of the Target data breach has grown from 40 million card members to 70 million, and to perhaps as high as 110 million, prepare for all sorts of mayhem because this data theft is just the start of...

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