- By Lawrence A. Cunningham

The Buffett Essays Symposium: A 20th Anniversary Annotated Transcript

  • Title: The Buffett Essays Symposium: A 20th Anniversary Annotated Transcript
  • Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
  • ISBN: 9780857195388
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Buffett Essays Symposium A th Anniversary Annotated Transcript Among the landmark occasions in the legendary history of Berkshire Hathaway and its iconic co leaders Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger was a symposium held in New York at Cardozo Law School Th

    Among the landmark occasions in the legendary history of Berkshire Hathaway and its iconic co leaders, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, was a 1996 symposium held in New York at Cardozo Law School The focus of the symposium was Warren s letters to Berkshire shareholders The format was a series of panels with two dozen different experts dissecting all the ideas in the leAmong the landmark occasions in the legendary history of Berkshire Hathaway and its iconic co leaders, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, was a 1996 symposium held in New York at Cardozo Law School The focus of the symposium was Warren s letters to Berkshire shareholders The format was a series of panels with two dozen different experts dissecting all the ideas in the letters, about corporate governance, takeovers, investing, and accounting Intellectual sparks illuminated the two day affair, which drew unusual press interest for an academic convocation While the principal tangible result of the conference was the publication of the international best seller, The Essays of Warren Buffett Lessons for Corporate America, the transcript of the symposium is now being made available with annotations and updated commentary that show just how timeless the topics are and how venerable the principles Buffett laid out remain I had the honor of hosting the event, editing The Essays, and now publishing this archival treasure, with current assessments by such luminaries as Robert Hagstrom as well as several participants from the original symposium.

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    1. Key takeaways (written selfishly for my own memory): - mistaking volatility of stock price for industry/business volatility. - the mental models of Charlie Munger: see Farnam street for much, much more. - the importance of good, ethical management and how less virtuous executives manipulate per share figures- Corporate culture and "everybody's doing it" vis a vis creative accounting - "Everything should be made as simple as possible. But not more so."- own companies you wouldn't mind owning on d [...]

    2. The book is basically the transcript of the 4 days symposium on investing which great panels including Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, and others. Bill Ackman was also there but he was a young kid back then. Full of wisdom, but need to slow down to absorb all the wisdom. This 20th anniversary edition also came with lots of annotations from the author.

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