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ValueMaven

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Historical Letters
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:19:43 PM »
Does anyone have Berkshire's historical letters all in one place and file like what I have attached for Buffett's Partnership letters from 1957 - 1970

I've been putting off reading all of these, and would finally like one complete file for my studies...

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John Hjorth

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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 02:23:27 PM »
ValueMaven,

Here you go, to get rid of your hunger, thanks to Joel [racemize]. [ : - ) ]
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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 02:28:57 PM »
WOW!!

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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 05:25:19 PM »
John - before I start reading all 2,500 pages - what exactly am I looking at here?  Seems like letters, interviews etc? 

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VM

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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 06:47:28 PM »
John - before I start reading all 2,500 pages - what exactly am I looking at here?  Seems like letters, interviews etc? 

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VM

Look at the bookmarks, should be pretty self-explanatory at that point.

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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 02:42:19 AM »
Thank you, Joel.
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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 07:23:18 AM »
Has anyone actually read all 2,500 pages?!  What an incredible source of wisdom!  Thank you again.

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Re: Historical Letters
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 07:37:15 AM »
Has anyone actually read all 2,500 pages?!  What an incredible source of wisdom!  Thank you again.

If these are all of Buffett's partnership letters, then I have. IMO it was probably the best financial reading I've ever done. Did it on the subway going to/from work, about 30 min each way, took me maybe a month?

Second is perhaps Klarman's book.

Also I would note that Buffett's letters were one of the last things I've read from the "value canon". I think that was beneficial - I had a financial education, I had some years of investing experience, I had seen how a "value" philosophy plays out over a cycle. In other words, I was in a place where I understood the reasoning behind Buffett's words.

It was actually one of the best play-by-play renditions of 10 or so years of value investing. Highly highly highly recommended.
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