Book Review: The Warren Buffett Shareholder
While all of the essays are interesting, there are a few gems. I particularly liked the contribution from Tom Gayner, who has been credited with running Markel Corporation, the company of which he is co-CEO, as a “baby Berkshire.” Gayner recounts how early in his career he became a Buffett devotee, and how he came to organize what has become one of the many satellite events, the Markel brunch, which now regularly attracts hundreds of attendees. The book’s essays also include charming accounts from two local Omaha booksellers and how they and their businesses became a regular part of the shareholder meeting, in order to service the shareholders’ demand for books about Buffett or that Buffett or Munger mention from the stage.
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