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Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett's Omaha: A Hedge Fund Manager's Dispatches from Inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

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  • Posted November 7, 2008

    Mean spirited jerk goes on Pilgrimage to Omaha and returns still a jerk

    How lucky we all are to have Warren Buffett around to provide council and wisdom during these extraordinarily difficult times in the financial markets. Call him Sage, Oracle or whatever but Thank God he is here for us.<BR/><BR/>Jeff Matthews goes to right to the source and comes back with ... a lot of mean spirtied observations of the regular folks that attend the annuual Warren-a-palooza in Omaha. No doubt a lot of wisdom was dispensed while Mr. Matthews was in the audience but it all flew right past him. He was too busy sneering to learn anything. And thus he is not in a position to pass much of anything except disdain. Thanks but life is too short.<BR/><BR/>Snowball is a delight go there instead.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

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    Insightful report on Buffett's annual meeting

    Hedge fund expert Jeff Matthews is one of the "Omaha pilgrims" who can't wait to attend Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting each May. He sees Berkshire Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett as "John, Paul, George and Ringo, all rolled into one." Buffett and his partner, Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, give everyone a good time at the "Warren and Charlie Show." Usually the opener is a cartoon depicting the two men in some goofy escapade. Buffett plays the ukulele (on video). Board member Bill Gates signs autographs. Singer Jimmy Buffett (no relation) often entertains. The stockholders love everything about Berkshire, as well they should. A person who put $10,000 into its stock when Buffett took it over in the mid-1960s saw that investment reach $84 million at its peak, thanks to Buffett's prowess. getAbstract suggests that - if you can't attend the wonderfully kitschy annual shareholders' meeting (first requirement: pay tens of thousands of dollars for a single share of stock) - the next best thing is to read Matthews's book. Just learning how Buffett selects stocks would be worth the book's cost even if it weren't fun to read. And it is.

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  • Posted December 11, 2008

    This book is a wonderful look into the world of Berkshire Hathaway!

    Jeff Matthews spins an interesting tale using his two trips to Berkshire Hathaway annual meetings as bookends. He is an intelligent and insightful writer, and he uses his long years of experience as both a financial analyst for Merrill Lynch and as a hedge fund manager to help the reader to peer behind the curtain at Warren and Charlie's yearly version of the "Electric Koolaid Acid Test" for capitalists.

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  • Posted November 10, 2008

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    Just a collection of blog posts..and not that interesting

    Why bother killing trees for this? This is just a collection of Mr. Matthews blog posts about attending the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. You can read them for free online. Truth be told--they weren't that great to begin with. It is hard to comprehend why anyone would go to the bother of slapping together these dull blog posts other than to capitalize on interest in Warren Buffett.

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