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Basic introduction to Warren Buffet
on May 25, 2012
If you are just vaguely curious about Warren Buffet and don't want heavy reading, this is the book for you. However, if you're looking for more concrete, detailed information, rather than a nice story, I would choose a different book. The book is a quick-reading and somewhat entertaining story of the author's trips to 2 Berkshire annual meetings. It's an interesting account of the annual meetings and the general aura around Buffet as "Oracle of Omaha," and includes some basics on his investment strategy at Berkshire Hathaway.
I appreciate what the author was going for, but I could have done without the meaningless details on the particulars of the author's journey (rental car issues, flight delays, rain) that didn't add anything to the content. I didn't get much out of the book in terms of learning about Buffet's investment strategies, beyond just general information. When the author decided to divulge details, he would put a disclaimer ("Warning: boring insurance information coming up"), which I found annoying and somewhat insulting to the reader's intelligence or attention span.
In short, I found the book good, enjoyable and informative light reading, but a bit too fluffy for what I was looking for. It's just a quick intro on Buffet to pique your interest to learn more.