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Subject:  Re: Buffett/Jayhawk Q&A Date:  7/12/2005  8:43 PM
Author:  ValueSnark Number:  106347 of 254533

A fine interview. A couple years ago, after WEB touted the Smith book in Fortune, I e-mailed the publicity (I think) department at John Wiley & Sons, mentioning the notice and saying that they might consider asking WEB to write a forward for a reprint. It seemed like an obvious book marketing coup but maybe not, as they showed no interest.

There is a humorous anecdote about Smith in chap. 4 of Robert A. Haugen's book _The New Finance_, illustrating his position as one of the founders of value investing. He deserves a place in the pantheon alone with Graham and Fisher. Btw, the Haugen book is one of the best deconstructions of modern finance. He relates that Eugene Fama once called him a criminal at an investment conference.

They have done well with Phil Fisher's book and some others like it, so why not the Smith book? Maybe an e-mail campaign from the folks on this board?

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