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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 & Money, Careers
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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great summary

very good summary of all 30 years of annual meeting. great learning for investors and others

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Real lessons on investments

Mind blowing snapshot of Berkshire Hathaway's history and the thought processes of Buffett and Munger. They are truly genius.

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excellent book on learnings from a great company

very good Insighting into the Berkshire annual shareholder meetings of 30+ years. a very good learning on value investing and guiding principles. a good audible to keep.

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Invaluable timeless classic

the book takes you through minds of greatest investors and teachers. shares their knowledge, approach and incredible journey of 30 years

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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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-19

A lot of Valuable Information

This book is like a time capsule

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. Each time I sat down to read this, I always listened to a couple more chapters then intended.

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  • Marc Bonagura
  • 14-04-19

excellent historical overview;

a must read for Buffett fans; the format is never boring either. fine addition to your financial library

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  • Linda Mueller
  • 06-04-19

entertaining and educational

excellent narration and I am very hard to please. funny smart easy to listen audiobook.

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  • fernando e kafie
  • 18-03-19

Excellent summary

A bit too much repetition, but well worth your while. Would listen again, plan to.

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  • Gary Strickland-Clark
  • 12-01-19

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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  • Sitiveni
  • 12-06-19

It was a good story of Berkshire Hathaway

It was a good story of Berkshire Hathaway and the author takes you in a fun journey. It’s not the greatest book I’ve read but if you love Warren Buffett, it’s worth reading.

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