ANOTHER Contest: Win Warren Buffett's New Biography

First: Money Movie Giveaway Round 5 Winner

Congratulations to GENE who is the winner of Round 5 of the Money Movie Giveaway for 2008. I will be contacting Gene via email so that he may pick which movie he would like to receive.

Second: ANOTHER Contest! (Now CLOSED)

I received a copy of they highly anticipated biography of Warren Buffett which is titled The Snowball: Warren Buffett and The Business of Life. What makes this book different from all the other books on Buffett (apart from requiring good health in order to lift the book – it’s HUGE) is that this is the first book that Warren Buffett has provided the author with personal access to him, his friends/family/colleagues and his files.

The book is 976 pages long – make no mistake, it’s a whopper. I’m going to give away a hardcover edition (lists for $39.95 CAD) to one lucky reader of this blog. How to enter? Same as always. Leave one comment on this post and that’s it! Very simple. (Bloggers can also earn an extra entry by promoting this contest on their own blogs.) Official rules below – Good luck everyone!


  • To enter, simply leave a comment on this post below (say anything you want, but anything offensive will be removed)
  • You must leave a comment before midnight of Friday November 7th, 2008
  • You can earn an extra entry if you have a valid “Gravatar” – a gravatar is a ‘globally recognized avatar’ which is basically just a photo you choose to associate with your identity. It can be an actual photo, or just a random picture – click here to sign up and for more information – it’s completely free and works on all sites with Gravatar support.
  • Bloggers can earn a further entry still by linking to this contest from their own blog to promote the contest
  • The contest is open to everyone, but for delivery locations outside of Canada, the recipient is responsible for shipping charges.
Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Brian

    Wow. That’s a book I would like to read!

  • Mike

    books > movies :).

  • Investoid

    Sweet! Thanks Preet.

  • Jordan Clark

    Fingers crossed!

  • Patricia

    Would love to win this book, sounds like it would be a fascinating read.
    By the way when will you be publishing your next one?

  • Million Dollar Journey

    Count me in!

  • Marianne O

    Fun and educational — I’m in!

  • Renate

    This sounds interesting. Will you be giving a a summary of it?

  • Bob

    Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks.

  • tom venner

    Sign me up!

  • karina

    I like free stuff.

  • Kirk

    There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

    Warren Buffett

  • Stocktrades

    Anything about Mr. Buffet is interesting and educational, thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  • Millionaireby45

    Love Buffet. I will definitely be reading this one.

  • Xenko

    *fingers crossed*

  • JK

    I’d love to read about Mr. Buffet, he seems to have a very pragmatic view on things.

  • Patrick
  • Brett

    Odds are 1/18 so far… not bad.

  • HH

    Please please please pick me!

  • Aaron

    Sign me up, please!

  • walk

    Enter me! Sounds like a decent book to read.

  • Jesus

    Count me in!

  • David de Souza

    Perfect timing!

    I have been wanting to get this book.

  • 45free

    mmmmm… stuff….

  • Kenny

    Count me in, too!

  • Sean

    Thanks for another great giveaway. Count me in.

  • Gail Bebee

    I’m sure we can all learn something that will make us a better investor by reading this authorized biography of the Oracle of Omaha. I can’t resist entering your book contest.

  • Colleen

    Hi Preet,
    I am a long time reader. Thanks much.

  • Fauch

    I wish Buffet would run for President.

    He would fix this mess.

    I would love to have the opportunity to own this book.

  • Ryan

    Count me in!

  • Mike G

    Thanks Preet.

  • Preet

    @Patricia – I’m working on two versions of a TFSA book – one for free and a more in-depth one for those who want more meat.

    @Renate – Unfortunately not at this time as I have a pile of other books I would like to go through first and I certainly won’t be able to read all 900+ pages before I give it away! :) I will buy another copy one day and read it to be sure. When that day comes I’d be happy to do a review.

  • Tony J

    I’d love to get my hands on that book!
    Thanks Preet

  • Mark

    Does Warren Buffet have a gravatar?

  • How to Live in Canada

    Thanks Preet. Count me in :)

  • Jordan

    I need me some snowball! Hook me up Preet!

  • Quick Lunar Cop

    I love buffets! ;-) Count me in!

  • Luc Richard

    Please count me in. Keep up the great blogging

  • Trevor Schofield

    Looks like a great read.

  • Andre

    Hope I win

  • Canadian Dream

    Wow, that would keep me entertained for a few hours!

    Count me in.


  • Potato

    I don’t usually read biographies, but I think I might make an exception for Buffet.

  • Returns Reaper

    I’m interested. Please sign me up. Thanks!

  • Joe Dolan

    I guess that’s why the xsb is handily outperforming the xbb so far in 2008. Preet, please enter me in the contest.

    All the best——Joe

  • Linsy

    I know a few people who would love to read this. Myself Included.

  • Ron

    According to latest issue of Forbes magazine (Oct. 27/08 – Forbes 400 list recalculated) Warren Buffett is now the richest American. He overtook Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates as the richest American by posting an $8-billion gain to $58 billion during the period from Aug. 29 to Oct. 1, the magazine said. Gates’ net worth declined $1.5 billion to $55.5 billion during the 33-day period. He had been No. 1 for 15 consecutive years.

    This is all the reason I need to read this book!

  • Frog of Finance

    I like free books. :o)

  • Neil

    Me too.

  • sneeker

    looks like a good read!

  • Swati

    I have a valid gravatar, but how do I access it here…

    Ah well. One entry!

  • Joseph

    I would love to read this book!
    And I love your blog, keep up with the great work! :-)

  • Jeff

    pick me pick me!

  • julie

    The quote I am using the most these days is from Mr. Buffet… “Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy”. I think the only other quote I use as much is from Wayne Gretzky… “I skate to where the puck is going to be”.

    Just found your blog through the Million Dollar Journey – it’s very cool and I will be back.

    Oh and I hope I win the book!! :)

  • Carlos

    Great Blog, keep it up

  • Bruce Wayne

    Great Book

  • Cash Instinct

    Buffett Buffett Buffett!

    Hope I win. (like if I didn’t read already so many books about him)

  • Karen

    i would love to win the book, and then pass it on…….


  • tony d

    please count me in.
    btw, you’ve got clever marketing techniques.

  • Matt Simms

    Value investor #1

  • William

    Nice! Free book! I already own Alan Greenspan’s biography, so I might as well add to the collection of biographies of “notable elderly persons”

  • Ron

    Sign me up for the all you can read Buffet(t)

  • Manisha

    I’d like to win this book.

  • Scott

    Sounds like a great book. First time on your blog but I will definitely be back.

  • Sods

    Your blog is first in my RSS Feed I read. Keep up the good work! I enjoy your in depth analysis of different topics!

  • Bill Gates

    C’mon, Skipper. Don’t forget your Little Buddy!

  • Lance

    Hope I made it by the deadline!

  • Rob

    Sounds like a great prize–the man is an inspiration!

  • Peter

    Any book about Warren Buffett is worth reading. I can’t wait.

  • Michael G.R.

    That book is on my wishlist!

  • Jayson R. Biadog

    Buffetology and Snowball a must read book for all time.

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