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GuruFocus Podcast Ep. 5: Interview With 'University of Berkshire Hathaway' Authors

Authors discuss 30 years of annual shareholder meetings compiled into bite-sized chapters

August 18, 2017 | About:

A new episode of the GuruFocus Podcast comes out today. The episode features a talk with the authors of University of Berkshire Hathaway, investors Daniel Pecaut and Corey Wrenn. Daniel and Corey attended 30 years of Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s annual shareholder meetings since 1983, taking notes each year, which they have placed in this year-by-year collection.

As students of Buffett and Munger, and teachers themselves, Daniel and Corey discuss making the unprecedented project that enables investors to hold three decades of history in one volume, as well as the unique insights they gained taking in the wisdom of Buffett and Munger every year.

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 a B.S. in Business Administration from University of South Dakota and an M.B.A from 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 (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B).

Episode 5 of the GuruFocus Podcast is currently available on the website here and will soon be available for download on Apple iTunes. Enjoy and share with friends.

Follow the podcast on Twitter @gurufocuscast.

About the author:

Holly LaFon
I'm a financial journalist with a master of science in journalism from Medill at Northwestern University.

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Rating: 4.8/5 (31 votes)



Shapushki - 11 months ago    Report SPAM

Great info!!

Tony Del Piero
Tony Del Piero - 11 months ago    Report SPAM

Thank you for sharing your notes of past 30 years of Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meetings.

GuruVoodoo - 11 months ago    Report SPAM

Really effective setup. Enjoyed the author commentary and appreciated their easy-to-read distillation of three decades of Buffett (and Munger!) wisdom.

Burstyn18 - 10 months ago    Report SPAM

A very interesting, informative and well-written book that really captures the Berkshire Hathaway story and offers real insights into Buffet's investment strategies over the years. I learned a lot and enjoyed it immensely.

Mphanoi - 10 months ago    Report SPAM

Great interview Holly and Gurufocus. University of Berkshire Hathaway is worth the read if you want to understand Buffet and Munger's financial wisdom over time. Full disclosure - I invest with Pecaut and Company. Over the past few decades, I've benefitted from Dan's regular newsletters and gems he's pulled from Berkshire's annual meetings as well as from his podcasts.

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Jay Bee
Jay Bee - 10 months ago    Report SPAM

Secret to Buffet is as old as the hills. Buy low and sell high. You just have to know which is which.

If you don't know then invent something. Facebook, ebay, Paypal, Amazon books, could not have been simpler. You just need do it first and hang on to it.

Jp870 - 6 months ago    Report SPAM

Gives an intro inton what the book is about. Sounds like a good read

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