30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting

By Daniel Pecaut

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marthe
This is a must red for any long term investor. What if I told you, someone can go back in history and interview Warren buffett around each of his big decisions in his investment career, attend all the Berkshire Hathaway AGMs and take important notes and bundle them together for you with insights relevant for today's world? This is exactly what the book does. It is a collector's item. I recommend reading this book not just once, but many times over. Especially when the markets are in a euphoria or you are tempted to buy another scrip based on a whisper-tip, just go back to this book, and it will make you do the right things. Thanks to the authors for having done this wonderful service to the investor community by writing this book - Rohit Pandharkar
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
juliebell gallant
The book gives the author's unique perspective on 30 years of Berkshire annual meetings. He highlights the most pertinent topics so they don't get lost in the huge volume of information. The downside to this is that you lose some detail. This is why I think the book is not a substitute for the annual letters, but a nice addition for Berkshire devotees.

Something striking, which becomes obvious from this birds-eye view, is how wrong Buffett was on some topics. For example, he started calling out the high market levels back 1992 and did it nearly every year until it eventually became true, but nearly 10 years later.

Although I am a Buffett fan and have read everything about him, this book does fill a niche as I have never attended a Berkshire annual meeting.
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celine
I’ve read every title covering Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and I’ve come away with something from each one. That said, many can seem repetitive on subject matter and distant regarding Buffett. Daniel’s work is unique in these areas in that he’s followed Berkshire for decades and personally, or through his partner, recorded all anecdotes and lessons from 30+ annual meetings at Berkshire - the information is impressive even for a cult member like me. The organization and layout of the information is easy to follow and structured to easily find any specifics you may be looking for. What I found most engaging is the journey Daniel and Corey have taken alongside Berkshire as if they were passengers on the freight train Warren and Charlie conducted for the last half century - it’s this up close and personal perspective that differentiates University of Berkshire from its counterpart books. Daniel is no investing slouch himself, which you’ll find once you see the evidence in the book that Warren Buffett is a personal reader of his newsletters. I enjoyed the content about Berkshire but also the insight that the authors provided on said content. Do yourself a favor and read this one.
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seana yates
I’ve attended quite a few Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meetings but this book filled in the gaps for those I haven’t attended and better still, it underscored any number of valuable insights Buffett and Munger have provided more than once. What’s more, because it covers so many years it shows how they’ve learned and changed and how they haven’t been afraid to fess up to mistakes. All in all, a fascinating look at two extraordinary investors who unselfishly share their many talents and who educate by putting on a very entertaining show in Omaha every spring.
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rachel woodhouse
It’s very informative book for value investors. It provides the summaries of 30 years annual shareholders’ meeting of Berkshire Hathaway company. It can refresh investors’ philosophy with this book. It reminds me what happened back then in stock market and provides historical knowledge to the economic environment in the past 30 years. I do like an enjoy this book . As one of the value investor, I think you can write another sequence of this book to provide more value investment philosophy and analysis to more readers. This book can be the open door for incoming investors to know why and how Berkshire Hathaway’s success in the past 30 years . But I would like to know more behind the summaries of Berkshire Hathaway, such as the analysis of the deal or acquisition they made in the past 30 years. I believe it will help more readers especially the beginner to know how to invest in their own business , stock markets and even themselves. Investment is a lifetime learning journey such as our life , it never ends. We all learn from the mistakes and failures. Your book provide me a source to reflect myself in investment.
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noisynoi
I feel like the skunk at the party here. I have no argument with the authors, per se. They came up with their concept and executed it adequately. No one else that I know of has done a book of their notes from Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings, in this case extending over 30 years.

But the bar for writing Buffett books is low, because they sell so well. Many marginal concepts get written about that aren’t as good as simply reading the writings of Buffett and Munger themselves. This is true of this volume in two ways. 1) It is notes, not a transcript. Notes aren’t as good; if I want Buffett, I want him unfiltered, unless the person has a significant interpretation of an aspect of Buffett that is consistent with what Buffett has said, but brings a lot more to the table. This doesn’t bring much more to the table.

2) Buffett and Munger are at their best when they are prepared. What I found interesting going through the book was how many things Buffett and Munger got wrong hazarding guesses on the future. Some were in areas of expertise, most weren’t. The annual meeting is a lot less valuable than the things that Buffett and Munger have prepared for people to read or hear.

So, I got partway through the book, found it tedious, and scanned the rest to see if it was similar. It was, so I set the book aside.

Thus, I fault the publisher for this book. You are much better off reading Buffett and Munger directly, and you can do it for free.

Quibbles

Already stated. Again, I don’t fault the authors.

Summary / Who Would Benefit from this Book

You are much better off reading Buffett and Munger directly, and you can do it for free. If you want a feel for the annual Berkshire Hathaway meetings over time, it might be worth purchasing, but I don’t think that is a desirable goal.
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rocki
I loved this book! As a fan of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, I’m always looking for opportunities to learn from them. The format and content of this book made that easy. The authors, Daniel Pecaut and Corey Wrenn, attended every shareholder meeting from 1896 to 2015 and summarized the key topics covered by Buffett and Munger. Each chapter was devoted to an annual meeting, and was further broken down into key topics covered. Topics were concisely summarized by the authors, while retaining Bufett’s and Munger’s wit and wisdom. The format of this book makes it easy to read by chapter or just a page or two at a time. I found it to be a great companion piece to other books about Buffett, such as “Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules”, which included reprints of large portions of shareholder letters. I’d recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the mind of Buffett better.
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david lapin
The content of this book was okay. I did not learn anything new from this book that I did not learn from other value investing books or Buffet books. The author had many grammatical errors which made the book less enjoyable. Even simple "If..., then..." or "Not only..., but also..." were used incorrectly.
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rachel kristine tuller
One of the many things that I think attributes to Warren's genius is his ability to use everyday analogies to explain more complex financial ideas. I think the authors did an excellent job capturing those analogies and entertaining anecdotes alongside the financial news of that event.

In most of the shareholder meetings Warren makes predictions about the future of the financial market, which the authors added to their own notes for the readers at the end of the year's notes. For example: At the beginning of the book in the late 80s, Warren predicts that interest rates will rise in the times to come at more than one shareholder meeting.

However, while the book uses the lens of history to show interesting pieces of information (The share price of the company and what the return on investment would be over time), it does not take advantage of that same hindsight to explain where Warren was "vaguely right" (as opposed to being specifically wrong).

I feel that both young readers who were not paying attention to the financial market then and older readers without perfect memories could be positively impacted by having more information about how the predictions turned out to be more or less true or false. And thus, have a clearer understanding of how Buffet earned the title of "Oracle" or "Sage" of Omaha. Probably pretty solvable with Google nearby.

My current progress is limited to the mid 90s, but I look forward to making more progress when life slows down a little more and I have time to finish it.
4 stars as I haven't finished it yet, but might be 5 stars by the end.
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samantha quinn
This is a great way to gain insight into the mind of one of the greatest investors of our time. The book is a bit dry, and the language sometimes too specialized to the investment field, but I was able to mine quite a few nuggets of Buffetesque wisdom ("You're successful if the people who you hope love you, do."). Someone with a strong interest in the market will probably get more from the book than a casual reader.
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kris ann
This book chronicles the analyses of each of Berkshire Hathaway's AGMs from 1986 - 2016 and the wisdom imparted by their superstar leaders Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger.

In what could have been a very dry and technical read, University of Berkshire Hathaway actually delivers its material with wit and liberal sprinkles of fascinating insights which makes it an altogether easy read even for those not investment markets minded. The author does a good job of conveying how the fortunes of the company have evolved from modest beginnings through the ups and downs of the global markets. The book documents how Buffet & Munger's investment strategies have evolved over time, the thought processes behind them and Mr Pecault's own in-the-moment views/commentary on events.

Would recommend.
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daybelisbaez
As an inexperienced investor I was unsure of how much I would learn from this book. I have no doubt that some of the insights went right over my head but I can confidently say that I learned a lot from it too. Just taking a few big picture ideas from this book really helped me enhance my own investing strategy. Its filled with great and actionable advice. Not everything that Berkshire Hathaway does is relevant to small investors but the overarching principles absolutely are. As an added bonus the book showcases Buffet's and Munger's dry sense of humor to make this an enjoyable read too.
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kirsten
This book is one that Buffett and Munger disciples will enjoy. It serves as a terrific complement to Cunningham's "Essays" by expanding on some of the key lessons that have been shared by the two men over the years. In addition, the book's chronological structure reinforces how consistent Buffett and Munger have remained in their approach to investing over the years, and how this consistency has allowed them to avoid big risks (e.g. tech bubble, subprime meltdown, etc.). In short, this is a quick but valuable read that is worth your time.
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ben orozco
The book provides a an excellent grouping of notes from the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha. I have had the pleasure of attending it several times and always leave awed. This book provides an excellent summary of so many years with colorful sayings and insights into why some things were done.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
tianne shaw
A well-executed and easy to read book that captures the essence of the insightful Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting accounts that Dan Pecaut has shared for years with those of us who get his investment newsletter. I cannot believe this book wouldn't be on display, if not promoted by Buffett himself, at this year's shareholders' meeting. Well done.
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solange
I am not an investor, nor am I schooled in economics, so I knew at the outset that I would understand only a little of this book. My goal was to glean information that would give me a rudimentary understanding of economics and investing. I learned a little, and became convinced that someone with a bit more knowledge of the subjects would likely gain paradigm-shifting insights. Thus, I give the book five stars.
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emily chapman
I've read a lot of books about Warren and Charlie and Investing in general. This one I highly recommend to people who are just starting to dive into the fascinating world of investing and people who want to learn excellent life advice from two of the most successful investors. It is an easy read, unlike books like The Essays of Warren Buffet which is much harder to follow. If you still have doubts about the quality of this book check out my blog post on karlbooklover dot com.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
vhaws
Full Disclosure: Daniel hit me up and asked if I would be interested in reading this book. He stated that all he asks from me is that I give at least 2 sentences for a review of the book, whether it be good or bad.

I should have had better expectations because the title pretty much explains what this book is going to be like. At first the structure was a bit jarring but after a few 'years' it started to flow in a way that I can't imagine it being structured any other way. I liked how each year, it advises if you had invested $1 dollar in Berkshire, your investment would be $X amount. It helps to drive the points that Warren Buffett drives in that you don't invest in the short term but in the long term.
Each of the chapters go over what insightful things were discussed in those meetings and they range on multiple topics at that that time.

Definitely a suggested reading for anyone that wanted an inside look at those exclusive meetings.
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suki rohan
This book is a must read for individuals looking to become successful investors.
It should be a part of school curriculums, in my opinion, as it captures the important life and investing lessons from two of the most successful investors in the world- Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.
It is filled with pearls of wisdom from 3 decades of annual Berkshire meetings that are invaluable.
Enjoy the read!
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memo ramirez
This book distinguishes itself in many ways from other similar efforts - notably by virtue of first hand accounting of the material. Few can claim the attendance record of the author. The context and commentary offered shed perspective on the material presented. Having read many other efforts in this "genre" I now make this my first recommendation to those embarking on the Buffet/Munger/Berkshire learning path. I also suggest leaning on University of Berkshire as a reference tool for context as history and market cycles continue to "rhyme."
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
richanda
Very interesting book on a part of Berkshire Hathaway that is not well documented: the knowledge transmitted in the annual shareholders meetings. All written or recorded stuff about Buffett and Munger is quite easy to find nowadays, but what about what is not? I think this book comes to fill this gap.
A little repetitive for those who are already familiar with BH history though.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
renee taylor jauregui
If you're a Buffett fan like me, buy this and read it. Worth every penny. Since it's chronological, you get a good sense of when what happened in BH history as Charlie and Buffett recount many anecdotes since the "present management took over." Also you get to know what they said and did during dotcom bubble, ensuing recession later, financial crisis etc. It's a bit repetitive but net-net it's a buy.
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basher
This is a really great book, and a tremendous resource for anyone who was unable to attend every single Berkshire meeting during the last 30 years. There have been many notes from Berkshire meetings circulated and published in various forms, but I have mostly given up reading them because they seldom capture the most interesting points made by Buffett and Munger during their multi-hour discussions and Q&A sessions. Dan Pecaut and Corey Wrenn do what nobody else has done, which is to capture the most insightful comments from the meetings, rather than just repeating the standard answers that everyone is accustomed to hearing. This is an important book to keep at hand, thanks for putting it together!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
faith89
This book is a very insightful and well thought out history of Berkshire (post Buffet). I have read a number of books about Warren Buffet, and I really enjoyed the presentation style of having each chapter represent one investor meeting. It does a great job of showing the astounding growth of the company, while giving some great insight into the humanity of Buffet and Munger. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interesting in investing or learning more about Warren Buffet and Berkshire.
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adam stokes
This book is a fantastic summary of Bekshire Hathaway annual meetings during the last 30 years. The authors do a great job of condensing Buffett and Munger's comments in a way that is easy to understand and follow. This is probably the best resource to understand what happened during these meetings for those of us who could not be there.
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spoonman
Wrenn and Pecaut have parlayed 30+ years of attendance at Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings into an informative and entertaining book curating Warren Buffet's and Charlie Munger's Q & A sessions. Some who are not sympathetic to the tenets of value investing may find repetition in the discussions, but as someone who has attended many of the meetings myself, there is a lot of repetition there. Over and over again we learn the catechism: a share of stock is ownership in a business, the business has an intrinsic value, the stock price can be wildly above that intrinsic value or well below. If we buy stocks at prices well below their intrinsic value we should do well over time. Those principals have not changed in the thirty years covered in this book.
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brandon allan
A very nice overview of Buffet and Munger's thoughts and insights over the decades. Since it is a synopsis of annual newsletters reviewing the annual reports, there is a fair amount of reinforcement and a lack of retrospective on previous year's commentary. However, that also reinforces their maxim of never getting caught up in the macro environment while focusing on valuation, moats, and management. The authors are also willing to posit the occasional question and avoid a feeling of breathless amazement at Berkshire's rise.
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tittelba
This is not a traditional textbook on finance and investing. It is not a dry rehashing of meeting notes or of Buffet's Annual Shareholder Letters. University of Berkshire Hathaway is a warm, concise, easy to read recount of 30 years of investment philosophy, with 30 years of American history thrown in. I appreciated Buffet's and Munger's thoughts on value investing and the barbs they threw at academia. But perhaps as much or more, I enjoyed the fact that these insights came through the lens of the specific time in history. On many occasions, I caught myself pondering, or even looking up, the economic, political, and technological time of the specific meeting. This book passes along many great investment lessons, but it is also fun to read.
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sue burke
This is a great book with 30 years of Berkshire wisdom for those of us who weren't lucky enough to be in attendance over the years. The book is repetitive, but that is the point, the Berkshire philosophy is intentionally simple and you can't talk about it for thirty years without sounding like a broken record. There are worse things to do with your time than constantly re-reading some of the all-time great investment one-liners. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, starting from the introduction which just gives a sense of the passion the authors have for investing and the positive impact Berkshire has had on their lives. A quick and worthwhile read, and the way it's structured makes it easy to revisit your favorite moments over time.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
gerald kinro
For someone who never attended a BH annual meeting, this was a great way to travel to the past and get a glimpse of the event as its grown. In terms of additional knowledge, the book offers good organization of investing thoughts from WB and CM but not much new if you've read the shareholder letters. My favorite chart was in Appendix IV showing the firm's allocation over time among cash / credit / equity investments.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kathy medvidofsky
Solid, common-sense business and life advice shared through straightforward reporting and through anecdotes and stories laced with humor. Even those who do not have any expertise or experience in economics, accounting or investing will find a lot to take away from the advice of Buffett and Munger.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
chessy the cat
One of the great book for those who have not read Berkshire Hathaway Annual letters and especially those who haven't read the minds of Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger. And for those who read already, its a great refresher.

Unlike most other books on WB, this book isn't an extract of Berkshire Hathaway Annual letters but TRULY PRICELESS NOTES taken from AGMs since 1986 ever since th author started attending the AGMs. These notes from each year takes us back to the glimpses of how the 80s & 90s AGMs were.

If I hadn't read annual letters already, I would have liked even better and had given 5* instead of 4*. It was a great refresher for me as I already read most of the annual letters.
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the last
This is a great collection of the wit & wisdom of both Buffett and Munger over the past few decades. Thought provoking ideas frequently followed by a quick one-liner Munger-ism. For those not yet ready to read through all of the annual shareholder letters, this is a good place to start. See you at next year's meeting!
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kourtmartin
Amazing book! Filled with tons of knowledge and great lessons from the great duo in the investment industry. The way the book is laid out, much of the knowledge is first hand straight from Warren and Charlie's mouth. The authors have also been very keen on pointing out key insights during each meeting, which adds some context. The structure of the book is great too, broken down into topics discussed in each meeting grouped together.
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jacob harris
An outstanding compilation of 30 years’ worth of wisdom imparted by perhaps the greatest business and investment duo of all time captured by Messrs. Pecaut and Wrenn. As someone who was born in the early 90’s, it was fascinating for me to hear about was going on in the markets, the economy, and Berkshire Hathaway from Buffet and Munger’s perspective during that time. And given that I’ve been to a few BH shareholder meeeings, I can attest to the authors’ abilities to not only restate the important lessons on investing, corporate responsibility, and life, but also to the two men’s sense of humor and wit. Highly recommend!
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erinn
This book is the result of 30 years of a patient and diligent effort. Dan and Corey decided to share their notes of past Berkshire shareholder meetings and, by doing so, published a very useful book for those unfamiliar with BH philosophy. The book is an enjoyable read even for those already knowledgeable since it gives a great perspective on Buffett's view about what was going on in the specific time in history.
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fatemeh
Thank you for sharing notes which captured real-time key messages from the expanding curriculum at the University of Berkshire Hathaway. I have been a proud “part-time” student myself and marvel at the memories released by thumbing through your own journal. What strikes me most is the low valuation of so many of the items discussed in the early years only to realize just how far forward compound interest has taken so many of what started as small seedlings within Berkshire Hathaway. Today so many of them are enormous and well beyond my original esteem.
Great work. Congratulations. A must read.
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anne kennedy
The premise of the book was wonderful. The curated sections of the newsletters contain so much amazingly insightful info - they truly are a look into Buffett's and Munger's minds. The structure of notes do an amazing job of bringing them both to life on paper - I laughed out loud and smiled often.

Overall, a fantastic book - what a collection of wisdom!
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syarifah suryani
I find this book very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I would not have thought of the ideas presented in the text in years, or maybe I wouldn’t have thought of them at all. Overall I believe this is a great read if you are just starting to get into the investing world, or even if you’ve been in it for 10 years.
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martharosenthal
Not only does this book provide literally a wealth of knowledge. It grants a rare and wonderful opportunity to those of us who would otherwise not gain access to the Annual Shareholders meeting of Berkshire Hathaway. Let alone 30 years of Annual Meetings. From the well written and detailed notes taken by the authors during each meeting, we are provided a front row seat. And learn directly from the insights of Buffet and Munger. University of Berkshire Hathaway, a very appropriate name.
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besw
Interesting 30 year look at Berkshire Hathaway. Pecaut and Wrenn provide summaries of Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting.
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paresh
This is an amazing book. I really loved reading it. The way the authors have attended the meetings, taken notes and shared through this book is amazing. Their sheer act of attending the meeting year-after-year and taking rigorous notes is what great discipline is all about. Thank you for bringing this book out.
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robin morgan
Anyone interested in making money, investing in stock market, and acquisitions this is a must read! Buffett and Munger are phenomenal. The authors of this book did a great job at taking notes in those annual meetings. I now want to buy shares at Berkshire Hathaway just to join the weekend party at that annual meeting.
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heather morrow
I’ve read most of BRK annual reports in their entirety but I very much enjoyed Daniel and Corey’s unique perspective and interpretation. For over 30 years they have attended the annual event and meticulously kept notes on the most important developments. They did a wonderful job editing and presenting their years of dedicated work.
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colleen myers
This book is interesting because it follows an inner logics: Buffet talks in an University where he allows to his people to study for a degree. His words must excite those future agents more than pose rational problems about the economics. Buffet choices the terms of his language in a clear way, he knows well where this people wait him, the feed-back exists surely, but it is founded in a cycle of auto-references. It's the model of Luhmann which wins against that of traditional industry.
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avyaun
A lot of useful advice from the Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.
Certainly something I am going to re-read from time to time.
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heather ruocco
A fascinating read. The authors' meticulous notes over the past 30 years of Berkshire's annual shareholder meetings act as a true masterclass. Buffet and Munger continually offer nuggets of sound wisdom throughout the years. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in investing.
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manisha
Good oversight of Buffett/Munger nvesting wisdom and humor over the years during thre B-H annual meetings. Don't buy low and sell high, buy exceptional and hold on!
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lisa kerr bisbee
I think it's a very good book.

A good repeater of some key concepts of Berkshire and a lot of good quotes:

Munger: "If your system is decentralization to the point of abdication, what difference does
it make how many subsidiaries you have?"

Munger repeated again and again that Berkshire in most industries simply
have the best business or as Oscar Wilde said: "I'm a man of simple tastes. I'm always satisfied with the best."
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chasity
As a tremendous fan and ardent follower of Warren Buffett, I truly enjoyed this book. If you've been meaning to read the historical investor letters for years, but never quite found the time...consider this your turbo-charged crib sheet. Personal observations and anecdotes from the author offer new insight and provide added color to the oft-told story of Buffett and his textile-company-turned-investment-behemoth.

The book is structured around the author's experience at thirty years of annual Berkshire Hathaway investor meetings. Pecaut draws on his career as an investment adviser and contemporary of Buffet and Munger in nearby Sioux City, Iowa. Each chapter begins with a short dossier of facts and figures on the meeting itself, plus BRK and benchmark performance to date. I found myself regularly pausing in awe at both the stunning outperformance and the precocious wisdom of Buffett and Munger, a feature well highlighted by the book's "time capsule" approach. Pecaut's notes are laid out in a straightforward, easy to navigate manner and the prose is spry and clear. Investment geeks and Buffet fans (no doubt two largely overlapping sets) will find themselves pulling this book off the shelf many times for reference and enjoyment alike.
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abdul raheem
I've been a fan of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger for years. I really enjoyed reading this book it's full of wise investment lessons.
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raylinda
Very insight and fascinating read. An enjoyable look into business relationships.
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sharlene
Loved the book. Have come across many books on Berkshire letters, but none on the shareholder meetings. This book does an excellent job of crystallizing 5-6 hour long annual meetings into a few pages packed with insight and Warren & Charlie's inimitable humor.
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shahadat
Wonderful recap of the last 30 years. I attended my first one this year and was interested in knowing how it all began. Great research and well written. I
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kim fillmore
I just started reading this book and I am already enjoying it very much.

I only attended the past 4 BRK meetings. So I am humbled by 30 years of experience and note taking.

I wish I had started earlier.
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maria marmanides
Very Good Read

Nicely written summary of AGMs of Berkshire Hathway and teachings of Professors Buffet & Munger.
A must read for a value investor.
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oliver sheppard
I've had the good fortune to be able to attend a few Berkshire Hathaway meetings. This was a really enjoyable book for me to get a feel for the meetings I was unable to attend. There's a lot of good information, I enjoyed a number of amusing quotes from Munger/Buffett and there was quite a bit of information I hadn't run across before.
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zamran parvez
A great way to understand the simplicity and consistency of Buffett and Munger's thinking over 30+ years. There are some repetitive themes, but that seems to be a function of BRK sticking to their guns. I would have liked more of the analysis that's provided for some years by the authors - they write with directness and insight similar to Warren and Charlie.
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sandra walters
Interesting time capsule of the financial markets. Enables the reader to watch issues and opportunities unfold in a creative approach to reflecting on decades of investing.
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karenv
It was an enjoyable book. I like the fact that each chapter/year is easily consumable and concise. I think the authors really captured the character of both Buffett and Munger and their witty banter.
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daniel milaschewski
Good starting point for readers who doesnt have the time or expertise to go through the annual letters. Extra insights keeps the book interesting at all times.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
malachi
An amazing path trough the Berkshire time, strategy, words and wisdom from the greatest investors as Warren Buffett and Charles Munger
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cecie browne
Get Rich Slow.
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mimilija
nice book
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luke albert
30 years of Buffett and Munger's wisdom complied in a single book. Great way to time travel and soak up on the wisdom of 2 wise men. I throughly enjoyed reading it.

Regards,
Jana
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chelsea malouf
Good book to briefly catch the advises shared over the years. Shared a number of business fundamentals which are gems.
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husna
This book is like a time capsule. I enjoyed being able to select a year and learning what Pecaut and Wrenn had to say about the meeting.

This book is a pleasure to read or just flip through. Each time I sat down to read this, I always read a couple more chapters then intended.
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j joan
Great book! Dan's writing is insightful, thoughtful and very compelling. I highly recommend!
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lady belleza
great book and distillation of buffett/munger's key teachings over the years
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purple
Detailed and thorough, without excessive repetition, this book distills decades of wisdom from the Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
michael hannaford
Learn a few key principles on long term investing! I would recommend anyone who's starting their portfolio to read it!
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brandi andrus
I enjoyed UoBH, and found Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to be insightful and funny.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jennifer stebel limke
As a long time client of Pecaut and Company I have read these reviews annually, but to have now read them together serially over several days has been a pleasure.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jenn li
One of the best book that i have ever read. Want to know anything about great success. Go check this book out.
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meris
Exited to order - I'm a big fan of value investing so was looking forward to read at a bargain. Purchased and opened it with the cloud reader. Very disappointed. In the cloud reader there are so many formatting errors and reoccurring repeated sections - to the point it is impossible to read this document except a paragraph here and a paragraph there. I tried to decipher how the formatting error was reoccurring. I hoped maybe it was as simple of skipping every other page and keep reading the same column. No dice. I wonder if the sale was a result of the botched formatting. I hope not to see the same problems in my kindle. It should be a simple matter of reading through the document and if the format has somehow been completely juggled, the product should not be sold because it is not ready to be read. In fact what is being displayed by the cloud reader can not be read. I hope this problem will be fixed.
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mazin
Great book!
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nortina
Nothing new.
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