Alice Schroeder is a Bloomberg News columnist, BusinessWeek contributing writer, former regulator, all-star securities analyst and author of The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-seller.
The Snowball is a revealing and complete look at the life, wisdom and philosophy of Buffett, from the development of his outlook on the world and the principles he lives by to the business secrets he has never before shared publicly. Alice was the first and only analyst to obtain an interview with the famously reticent Buffett. Telling the New York Times, "I like the way she thinks and writes", he gave her unprecedented access to himself, his files and his network, devoting massive amounts of his time over the course of five years as she researched and wrote the book.
It remains the only authorised Warren Buffett biography, containing the definitive facts - provided by friends, family, files and of course Buffett himself - that might accurately reveal insight into the life of one of America's top investors and one of the world's richest men.
Alice Schroeder came to journalism armed with substantial business experience as a 15-year veteran of Wall Street and having been ranked at the top of her profession in the Institutional Investor All-America Research poll.
A former managing director at Morgan Stanley, she began her career as an auditor for Ernst & Young and was a regulator with the Financial Accounting Standards Board, where she drafted some of the most significant accounting rules affecting the insurance industry. Her 54-page report for PaineWebber on Berkshire Hathaway in 1999 was the first comprehensive look at Buffett's company and became a best-seller.
Schroeder's editorials and articles have appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, BusinessWeek, and The Huffington Post. She has appeared on The Today Show, Bloomberg's Taking Stock, Nightly Business Report, ABC World News Tonight and various programs on CNBC, CNN, NPR, the BBC and Fox Business.