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Parsad:
Of Permanent Value - Andrew Kilpatrick

This was the first book on Buffett I read many years ago, and Andy's book gets better year after year.  Every long-term Berkshire shareholder should definitely have a copy. 

Full of wonderful, insightful stories on Berkshire and Buffett, and how he influenced so many others.  The book is also full of hundreds and hunderds of pictures.  Cheers!   

berkshiremystery:
I always thought that the board should have a book corner. ::) Well,... finally Sanjeev got struck by the idea, and a book corner has been set up.... ;D
I just sorted last month my real life bookshelf, didn't knew how many I had accumulated over the years, damn was I shocked...lol

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Andrew Kilpatrick's book is indeed one of the best. I remember the first time I got to know Buffett was in 1989, while I had accidently bought into the same two companies he held. Around that time I didn't even knew him and that he held these same companies. Back then, I would have considered myself a novice investor without much knowledge,...  ::) ... Around the year 1989, it was also the first time that I got in touch with a glimpse of the Value Line Investment Survey. My broker had mailed me accidently some sample pages of Value Line. From that day I was hooked on them and treasure it like a holy artifact. So I only had bought these shares, because i found them relatively cheap compared to the general market back then, and they were great brands. Suddendly in the following months (late 1989), it was reported in USA Today that a guy named Buffett owned them too, so I started to read more about him. But these days back then were the days without the internet, as we know it how it is today, it was hard to keep track. Almost no books had been written about him.  Amazon was still unknown to me. So not sure, but some years later, maybe starting in the early 1990's,.. I wrote a letter to his office address in Omaha, asking to get hardcopies of the annual report and the two compilations of letters from earlier annual reports (1977 through 1993). Hahaha,...  he wanted to get reimbursed with money for the two compilations booklets, so I put some real dollar notes in the return envelope. Damn....lol,... how i forgot those things...lol. I just remembered about all this stuff. Oh,... I almost have forgotten, but the very first time my eyes ever came over the name Berkshire, was in July 1988. I had gotten a hold on a copy of the annual "NASDAQ: Fact Book 1988", published by the NASDAQ investor relations department. Eye-catching was back then the NASDAQ listed Berkshire (BKHT stock symbol), that traded in the thousands of dollars per share ("1987" high: $4050, "1987" low: $2635 and "1987" closing: 2820). I still have that booklet, and just looked into it. I didn't knew Buffett back then in 1988, but that was probably the very first time, my consciousness came in touch with his investment sphere, even not knowing, who is behind that company.

The first 3 books about him, I had bought in the mid-90's were from
Kilpatrick ("Warren Buffett: The Good Guy of Wall Street  (~1995)),
Lowenstein ("Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist" (~1995)) and 
Hagstrom ("The Warren Buffett Way" (~1995)).

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Andrew Kilpatrick - web site
Of Permanent Value  - The Story of Warren Buffett
http://www.andykilpatrick.net/

Andrew Kilpatrick @ Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_at_ep_srch?_encoding=UTF8&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books&field-author=Andrew%20Kilpatrick

Andrew Kilpatrick @ Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1169586801

Marlin Stockwell page about Andy's book
http://marlinsweb.com/andy_kilpatrick_new_book_2011.html

west:
So, dumb question.  With so many editions out, which one do you guys recommend :D ?  I've looked into getting Of Permanent Value before, but I've been just overwhelmed by the number of editions out there.

Liberty:

--- Quote from: west on August 31, 2011, 09:15:37 PM ---So, dumb question.  With so many editions out, which one do you guys recommend :D ?  I've looked into getting Of Permanent Value before, but I've been just overwhelmed by the number of editions out there.

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It's like a Wikipedia entry. The new ones build on the past ones. Just get the latest one and enjoy  8)

berkshiremystery:

--- Quote from: west on August 31, 2011, 09:15:37 PM ---So, dumb question.  With so many editions out, which one do you guys recommend :D ?  I've looked into getting Of Permanent Value before, but I've been just overwhelmed by the number of editions out there.

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Here you go, I have presorted for you by publication date, the latest on top of the table:

just buy the latest edition of 2011  :)

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&sort=relevancerank&search-alias=books&field-author=Andrew%20Kilpatrick#/ref=sr_st?qid=1314831263&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AAndrew+Kilpatrick&sort=daterank

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April 2011

Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett - 2011 Edition - Travel and Adventure Edition
http://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Value-Warren-Buffett-Adventure/dp/1578646456/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314853879&sr=1-1


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April 2010

Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett - 2010 Edition - A Trilogy Edition (three-volume set)
http://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Value-Buffett-Trilogy-Three-/dp/1578645999/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314854227&sr=1-2


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April 2009

Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett - 2009 Edition - Woodstock Edition (two-volume set)
http://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Value-Warren-Buffett-Woodstock/dp/1578645298/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314854227&sr=1-3


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March 2008


Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett - 2008 Edition - Cosmic Edition (two-volumes set)
http://www.amazon.com/Permanent-Value-Warren-Buffett-volumes/dp/1578644550/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1314854227&sr=1-7



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