… There are more than 40 contributors to this volume. The information, opinions, and insights they provide will help those such as I who have never attended a Berkshire Annual Meeting (and/or related events) to understand and — yes — appreciate how much those several days in Omaha mean to attendees personally as well as professionally. Their reminiscences of Meetings past are especially enjoyable as well as informative.
… As Larry and Stephanie note in their brief but substantial Preface, the contributors “take us with them through the numerous events of the days before and after the Meeting, from Thursday to Sunday, including book signings, talks, panels; summits, seminars, conferences; and receptions, dinners, and group outings.”
….. With an informality they prefer and one certainly appropriate to the Berkshire community, Larry and Stephanie are to be commended for brilliant editing of the original material they obtained, and then, the equally brilliant presentation of it within an eminently sensible framework.
They and countless others help to ensure that, in Warren Buffett’s words, Berkshire’s Annual Meeting is “designed with an eye to reinforcing the Berkshire culture, and making it one that will repel and expel managers of a different bent. The culture grows stronger every year, and it will remain intact long after Charlie and I have left the scene.”