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Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett's Omaha : a hedge fund manager's dispatches from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Author: Jeff Matthews
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Professional, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"They come to Omaha by the tens of thousands, flocking to an annual meeting that has become legendary for investors, businesspeople, and fans of one of the most savvy capitalists on the planet. They come to eat steak, buy furniture at a discount, and bask in the brilliance of value investor extraordinaire, Warren Buffet." "Hedge fund founder, financial blogger, and professional skeptic Jeff Matthews got his own  Read more...
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Named Person: Warren Buffett; Warren Buffett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Matthews
ISBN: 9780071601979 007160197X
OCLC Number: 258072541
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I.A very rational place : 2007 --
Introduction : wired at birth --
This is big --
Why Omaha? --
The newspaper generation --
The oracle of Omaha --
This motley group --
The math has to make sense --
Buffett's table --
The time value of Warren Buffett --
Budding Buffetts : where to begin --
The most versatile investor in the world --
An insider's information --
"You don't want to let him down" --
Intrusion --
Whom do you trust? --
Grumpy old man? --
Artful dodging --
On-half of 1 percent --
What now? --
Road trip --
Buffett's last nickel --
"This is a very rational place" --
pt. II. Return to Omaha : 2008 --
Introduction : family reunion --
Armageddon avoided --
The 1 percent --
It's a beautiful day --
The usual procedure --
In search of the oldest living manager --
What would Warren do? --
A convulsion that makes Enron look like a tea party --
Crying wolf --
A particularly foolish mess --
Like breathing --
Secrets in plain sight --
Buffett's radar --
A family affair --
The Berkshire flea market --
Decline and fall of the sainted seven --
The "yes" won't change --
Yesterday I died --
His fondest hope --
Coda : beyond Buffett.
Responsibility: Jeff Matthews.

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