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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2015, 08:57:09 AM »
Thanks globalfinancepartners.


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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #91 on: March 22, 2015, 07:41:21 AM »
The letter is going to be shiny this year.  Warren must feel we can finally afford one year of bling before returning to the plain paper next year.  No sense going crazy.

http://www.omaha.com/money/warren-watch-buffett-s-german-scout-on-the-hunt/article_92a927bd-1a7f-5436-9cec-f02372c24fd6.html

(scroll down to second story for Annual Report details)

"Those annual reports headed to Berkshire shareholders have a satiny gold cover with an embossed seal that says, “Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 50 Years as a Profitable Partnership.”
It’s a fancy touch for the normally plain report.
The 50th anniversary edition’s first 44 pages are high-gloss paper for Buffett’s annual letter and essays that he and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger wrote about Berkshire’s past and future. The following 97 pages, with more mundane content, are on regular paper."

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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #92 on: March 22, 2015, 10:07:55 AM »
Anyone received their annual letter in the mail yet?

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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #93 on: March 22, 2015, 10:38:56 AM »
Anyone received their annual letter in the mail yet?

Yup, yesterday. Can confirm it is gold.
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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #94 on: March 22, 2015, 02:33:57 PM »
Anyone received their annual letter in the mail yet?

Yup, yesterday. Can confirm it is gold.

Good to know.  I'm in California so hopefully it'll arrive soon.  My brokerage sent me the digital version so hopefully that'll work too if the physical doesn't arrive.


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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #95 on: March 29, 2015, 11:40:35 AM »
http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2014ltr.pdf

"Dammed" fool?! (Pg. 37)

Editorial standards, they are a slippin' at Berkshire.

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Perhaps not! The context is the extraordinary delegation to the subs. The sentences just preceding..."we don't have depts ...hr, pr, ir, mna...but we do of course have an active audit function..no sense being a dammed fool" reads to me as the foolhardiness of being totally insular or iow "wall omaha in"
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Re: Annual letter out
« Reply #96 on: March 29, 2015, 06:12:40 PM »
http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/2014ltr.pdf

"Dammed" fool?! (Pg. 37)

Editorial standards, they are a slippin' at Berkshire.

Best,
Ragu

Perhaps not! The context is the extraordinary delegation to the subs. The sentences just preceding..."we don't have depts ...hr, pr, ir, mna...but we do of course have an active audit function..no sense being a dammed fool" reads to me as the foolhardiness of being totally insular or iow "wall omaha in"

"damned fool": someone very foolish
"dammed fool":  a barrier to obstruct the flow of water?