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University of Berkshire Hathaway

30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting
Narrated by: Tom Parks
Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Summary

Will there ever be another investing book quite like this? It's unlikely. 

University of Berkshire Hathaway is a remarkable retelling of the lessons, wisdom, and investment strategies handed down personally from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to shareholders during 30 years of their closed-door annual meetings. 

From this front row seat, you'll see one of the greatest wealth-building records in history unfold, year by year.

If you're looking for dusty old investment theory, there are hundreds of other books waiting to cure you of insomnia. However, if you're looking for an investing book that's as personal as it is revelatory, look no further.

Packed with Buffett and Munger's timeless, generous, and often hilarious wisdom, University of Berkshire Hathaway will keep serious investors listening late into the night:

  • Get unique insight into the thinking, strategies, and decisions- both good and bad - that made Buffett and Munger two of the world's greatest investors.
  • Understand the critical reasoning that leads Buffett and Munger to purchase a particular company, including their methods for assigning value. 
  • Learn the central tenets of Buffett's value-investing philosophy "straight from the horse's mouth." 
  • Enjoy Munger's biting wit as he goes after any topic that offends him. 
  • Discover Buffett's distaste for "commonly accepted strategies" like modern portfolio theory. 
  • See why these annual meetings are often called "an MBA in a weekend."
©2018 Daniel Pecaut & Corey Wrenn. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 29-12-19

Well presented and convenient record of the annual talks and questions

This was a great way to hear what was said during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings, all in one collection, with various repetition removed. Very interesting and educational.

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Excellent

I loved this book - it would have been 5 stars, but as an audiobook there are perhaps more numbers and stats than the reader (or at least, this reader) can meaningfully capture and make use of.

In spite of that, though, it is an enjoyable and insightful journey into the World and, more importantly, the thinking and mindset of Warren and Charlie.

After reading a few books on Warren Buffet, this was the one that inspired me to finally buy share in Berkshire Hathaway.

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  • 04-07-19

great listen

listened everyday on my commute to work. often clocked in late due the the inability to stop between chapters. Sorry nick! (my employer)

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  • Mark P. Say
  • 10-11-19

Fascinating

One of the best books on the wisdom and methods of Buffett and Munger. Compulsory for anyone wanting to learn about investing.

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  • Allerion
  • 02-02-19

Worthwhile even for Buffetphiles.

Good listen. Could have been more thorough, but hits on about 80% of the Berkshire story. Never became boring except for the 30 second chapter intro. Excellent audio presentation. Easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-20

It was so insightful

I loved the book. I am new to investing and I dont have a background in anything finance related but I was able to still derive value. It is the type of book that you have to listen more than once and make a lot of notes. My favourite part was the advice Warren gave about investing in yourself by learning everyday. My key take away was the importance of going to bed smarter than you woke up. Knowledge compounded over time is the best investment.

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  • TS23
  • 13-02-20

Great information!

Provided great insight into the minds of some of the best investors of all time. Invaluable information for learning business and investment strategies from experts. Loved the way they talked about their mistakes as well. Well worth the time.

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  • Rose
  • 30-10-19

Two thumbs up

Great audio summary of lessons from Shareholders' Meetings. Some reviews said this seems repetitive but I did not felt that that was the case. It said at the end that some parts were cut to avoid being repetitive so it may have been revised since then. Either way, I did not mind at all how some concepts were repeated and stressed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-10-19

An education worth billions!

there's just a ton of great wisdom packed into this book! there is some minor repetition but overall it's fantastic

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  • Nate
  • 03-10-19

Primary Source on Berkshire

This book is a great source to study the rise of the greatest holding company the world has ever seen. Buffet and Charlie give a full MBA. I don’t know how you can justify paying for a MBA with all the information available for free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-19

Learning a lot, just by listening.

Best way to learn about Berkshire Hathaway and the People who run it. Buffet, Munger, and their managers. I've listened to this book at least 3 times, maybe 5... and I'm still learning from it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-19

Awesome

I enjoyed the book and its style. Distilling the wisdom shared over many decades at the annual meetings. By the end, I felt like I attended all of them. Thanks

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