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University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting by [Pecaut, Daniel, Wrenn, Corey]
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"Seasoned investors, as well as Buffett fans, will find plenty of value in this storehouse of financial counsel. A rare view into the mind of Warren Buffett."
―Kirkus Reviews

"Daniel S. Pecaut [is a] proprietor of a family brokerage firm in Sioux City, Iowa, and a close student of his Corn Belt neighbor." 
―New York Times

"For 25 years, I have religiously read Daniel and Corey's annual commentaries about Berkshire Hathaway. I know of no keener observers on what has made Berkshire such a wonderful wealth-builder. I also know of no investment firm that cares more about their clients than their firm, Pecaut and Company. You can't help but learn valuable lessons by reading this book." 
―Jonathan Brandt, Research Analyst, Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb 
[5x Featured Analyst at Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Shareholders Meeting]

"Since Buffett and Munger always expressed themselves candidly and clearly, once you've read Daniel and Corey's copious notes, you'll understand Berkshire's extraordinary approach to investing. This book is a true gem." 
―Jean-Marie Eveillard, Senior Adviser, First Eagle Investment Management
[Recipient of Morningstar's 'Fund Manager Lifetime Achievement Award']

"Congratulations on your excellent book, University of Berkshire Hathaway."
―Robert P. Miles, Author of The Warren Buffett CEO

"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... Great work. Congratulations. A must read."
―Thomas A. Russo, Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC

"Having attended nearly every Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting since 1985, I know first-hand that these notes cover every base Buffett and Munger have touched. University of Berkshire Hathaway is a unique gateway inside these legendary meetings. This book will be a resource for generations." 
―Daniel P. Boyle, President, Schwerin Boyle Capital Management

"I'm impressed. 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." 
―Randy Cepuch, Author of A Weekend with Warren Buffett

"Having never been to one of Berkshire Hathaway's annual meetings, I now feel I have attended many. With so many pieces of investment wisdom woven throughout this book, University of Berkshire Hathaway should become a 'must read' for every investor and investment professional." 
―Wayne F. Holly, President, Sage Rutty & Company

"'University of Berkshire Hathaway' is a gospel recorded by two disciples from 30 years of parables sewn by high priests Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at their annual shareholders meeting - 'the capitalist's version of Woodstock.'"
―Malcolm Cameron, Author of 'Mathematics the Truth' 

"Daniel Pecaut and Corey Wrenn have just published a wonderful book, University of Berkshire Hathaway. They had the same idea that many value investors have had: To figure out how to succeed as a value investor, it makes sense to study the best. Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are at the top of the list."
―Jason Bond, Managing Partner, Boole Microcap Fund

"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."
―Kirk G. Meyer, Author of How the Stock Market Operates

"I have read everything there is to read on Buffet and Munger. University of Berkshire Hathaway is superb and I love the year-by-year way that it is compiled. I enjoyed it immensely. This is one of those very few nonfiction books that is a one night read."
―Peter Ralph, Director of Tracam Pty Ltd, Author of The CEO

"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."
―David Merkel, Aleph Blog 

"This is a fascinating book where they went and took notes of every meeting. You can see such an overview of Buffett and Charlie's thinking in a way that's really condensed and an overall bird's eye view of it--really fast. It speeds up the 30 years into a few hours of reading."
―Holly Lafon, GuruFocus Podcast

""Anyone can buy all the old BRK shareholder letters, but there are very few transcripts from the live shareholder meetings in Omaha, Nebraska (1986-2015). There is definitely overlap, but these live interactions sometimes provide a peek into their less-publicized opinions (especially Munger's)... If you're a Buffett & Munger enthusiast, this is a nice addition to your collection. Lots of familiar wisdom but also includes some additional perspective... Here's to hoping the authors will do a similar book on the Wesco Financial meetings with Charlie Munger."
―Jonathan Ping, MyMoneyBlog.com

"Anyone interested in Berkshire Hathaway will find this book interesting."
―Ravi Nagarajan, RationalWalk.com

"A great collection of key learnings from 30 years of Berkshire Hathaway AGMs."
―Jason Orthman, Portfolio Manager, Hyperion Asset Management 

"These gentlemen have valuable information to impart--and Daniel Pecaut has done an admirable job in imparting it. Imagine a bystander feverishly scribbling notes at The Sermon on the Mount, and you get the picture."
―Russell Bittner, Author of Letters to My Children

"Strategies, responses to the market as it has altered over the years, key concepts, and annual highlights make for fascinating reading not only about the investment arena but also about American and world politics."
―Grady Harp, Author of War Songs

"This is the sort of book that you should keep around to re-read and refer to throughout your investment career. It's chock-full of common sense that ain't so common."
―Joe Vander Zanden, Director of Strategic Alliances, Prysm Inc.

"I loved this book! ...I found it to be a great companion piece to other books about Buffett, such as "Warren Buffett's Ground Rules"...I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the mind of Buffett better."
―Chip Montgomery, Financial Advisor, Fred Troendle and Associates

"I have found that other than the two biographies published, The Making of an American Capitalist and The Snowball there aren't too many great books about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. That's changed now with the publication of Daniel Pecaut's University of Berkshire Hathaway."
―Jean-Marc Melchior, Senior Analyst, Eos Partners

"It's a quick, easy and enjoyable read. I finished it in one long morning.... I still find myself highlighting things even though I've read the Essays of Warren Buffett a few times. Highly recommended for fans of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger."
―Trung Nguyen Dang, Senior Credit Analyst, Lucror Analytics

"The ideas and lessons have already been very helpful to me in my personal financial portfolio. In comparison to other books I've read, this book helps tie together the concepts I've already been exposed to putting me on the path to financial wisdom. Every investor should read this book at least once. Its definitely worth reading several times to fully integrate the concepts."
―Wayne Coltrane, Former Enterprise Risk Analyst, Fannie Mae

"I was surprised at how this book differentiated itself from the two dozen Buffett/Munger/Graham books on my bookshelves.... As a standalone, this book is a chronologically fascinating culmination of investment wisdom sourced from arguably the greatest investors in American history. As a complement to a 'Graham and Doddsville' library, it fills an unmet need in providing some of the wit and practical insight these men often reveal most consistently in front of a few thousand shareholders."
―Tim Kohn, Managing Director, Windhaven Investment Management
[Former Professional Football Player, Oakland Raiders]

"Anyone who is very young reading this book has the biggest advantage and can learn the most from this book. Why? Because it is like having a time machine to go back in time during the genesis of Berkshire Hathaway."
―Raul Panganiban, Valuewalk Podcast

About the Author

Daniel Pecaut is a Harvard graduate whose insights have been featured in the New York Times, Money Magazine, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Outstanding Investor Digest, and the Omaha-World Herald. He has worked in investing for 30+ years and is CEO of a successful investment firm, Pecaut & Company.

Corey Wrenn has an M.B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Corey is the Vice President, Treasurer, and CCO for Pecaut & Company. Before he joined the firm in 1992, he worked for 9 years as an internal auditor for Berkshire Hathaway.

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  • File Size: 568 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Pecaut and Company (March 22, 2017)
  • Publication Date: March 22, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XT89563
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