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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

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

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 3:21 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 | 4:25 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 | 4:49 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 | 6:50 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 | 4:36 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

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 6:28 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 | 4:09 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 | 4:30 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 | 2:08 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 | 8:35 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 | 5:44 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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The Empty Seats at the Newtown Holiday Tables

(4) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 2:59 PM

It has been just over a year since Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 first graders and six staff members before turning the weapon on himself. The horror was over in minutes. I think of these young victims, their teachers, and administrators this holiday season....

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What Is the Future of Thailand?

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 5:06 PM

During the 20th century, no area of the world has seen more heartbreak or suffered more tragedy than Southeast Asia. Long before any American involvement in South Vietnam, there was a brutal invasion and occupation by the Japanese, the scourge of colonialism by both the French and British, and a...

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The Long View on Health Insurance Reform

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 5:33 PM

Much has been written about the rough rollout of Obamacare. It's been front page news for the past month as every piece of the Healthcare Exchange rollout has gone under an intense level of scrutiny. Those who hated the program have lined up for another parting shot while supporters of...

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The Government Shutdown -- The Lessons Learned (Or Not Learned)

(5) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 9:23 AM

Now that pundits have moved beyond the recent government shutdown, there are some lessons that can be learned so we don't go through this again--or at least for another generation. In these 16 days of governmental confusion and mixed signals, we have managed to create a number of self-inflicted wounds...

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Kennedy, Dallas, and 50 Years

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 1:28 PM

Next month we will enter a period of reflective mourning for John Kennedy as we remember the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Dallas. It is hard to believe that 50 years have passed since that terrible weekend and for my generation, it still an emotional touchstone that we will...

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A Fire Sale at Tesla

(4) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 2:29 PM

Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its high-priced, award-winning electric vehicles. A Tesla Model S caught fire and everybody was safe, but it the video viraled out of control on YouTube. Also, the stock tanked and within a...

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Another Senseless Mass Shooting at the Navy Yard

(20) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 10:32 AM

Sadly as a nation, our senses have become dulled by yet another mass shooting. This time a person who had a long history of being psychologically unbalanced walked into the Navy Yard with sawed-off shotgun and a Beretta 9 MM semi-automatic pistol and started shooting. By...

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Breaking News: Apple Shares Still Down 5 Percent

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:06 PM

When it comes to creating hype and buzz, no company could do it with as much scientific precision as Apple. Whether it was Steve Jobs introducing the original Macintosh or at the end of countless presentations when he pulled the first iPod out of his pocket, many of Jobs' presentations...

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The Future of Regional and Community Banking

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 4:47 PM

When I think about the future of community banks, my mind goes back to the Panic of 2008 and The Great Recession that followed. For those who watched the scary headlines from those days, the names that drove the crisis were players like Wachovia, Washington Mutual, Lehman Brothers, and Countrywide...

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