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The Warren Buffett Shareholder

Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Cuba and Lawrence A. Cunningham
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About the Authors

Stephanie Cuba

Stephanie Cuba, who is married to Cunningham, and been attending Berkshire Meetings with him for more than a decade, is a real estate consultant based in New York City. Her real estate career spans development at Avalon Bay, investing at State Street Global Advisers, and legal advisory at Paul Hastings.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Cardozo Law School, writing ... Read more on Stephanie Cuba

Lawrence A. Cunningham

Lawrence A. Cunningham is well-known to Berkshire shareholders and other followers of Warren Buffett. A business law professor and consultant based in New York City and Washington DC, his acclaimed books include The Essays of Warren Buffett, which Buffett calls the “gold standard” in books of the genre, and Berkshire Beyond Buffett, both of which Buffett has designated for sale inside the ... Read more on Lawrence A. Cunningham

Contents Listing

Preface

Chapter One: Writers
Jason Zweig – You're Not Alone
Steve Jordon – He's Just Like Us
Robert G. Hagstrom – Nobody Wants To Leave
Randy Cepuch – Our Personality

Chapter Two: Partners
Thomas S. Gayner – A Model for Markel
Mark Hughes – Common Denominators
Thomas A. Russo – Lessons from the Managers
Ingrid R. Hendershot – A Partnership Culture

Chapter Three: Readers
Jeff Matthews – Read Everything You Can
Phil and Beth Black – Let's Sell Some Books
Laura J. Rittenhouse – Mountains of Books
Jim Ross – Calling Charlie Munger
Karen Linder – The Women of Berkshire

Chapter Four: Speakers
Robert P. Miles – Accidental Impresario
Vitaliy Katsenelson – Next Year in Omaha
John R. Wingender – The Creighton Panel
Patrick T. Brennan – In and Out of the “Classroom”

Chapter Five: Professors
Prem C. Jain – Investing in People
Thomas Johansen – A Better Syllabus
David Kass – Students
Lawrence A. Cunningham – The Company You Keep

Chapter Six: Pioneers
Joel Greenblatt and John Petry – Value Investors Club
Keith Ashworth-Lord – Buffettology Fund
Charlie Tian – GuruFocus
Macrae Sykes – The Columbia Dinner
Whitney Tilson – A Reception for All

Chapter Seven: Managers
Olza M. (Tony) Nicely – My Mentor
Thomas J. Manenti – Leaving the Woodpile Higher
Bruce N. Whitman – Even Air Force Generals are Awed
Phil Terry (for Sam Taylor) – Sam We Are

Chapter Eight: Scholars
Robert E. Denham – The Shareholders You Deserve
Simon Lorne – (Why It's) The Greatest Show on Earth
Raymond Buck Hartzell – Profit and Purpose
Shane Parrish – The People You Want to Become

Chapter Nine: Patrons
Francois Rochon – Back to Our Roots
Andrew Steginsky – Building Traditions
John C. Bogle – A Shout Out

Chapter Ten: Legends
Charles T. Akre – Becoming Part of the Show
Daniel Pecaut – University of Berkshire Hathaway
Tim Medley – Berkshire Live: There is No Substitute

Epilogue
Contributors
Editors
Acknowledgements
Preface

Chapter One: Writers
Jason Zweig – You're Not Alone
Steve Jordon – He's Just Like Us
Robert G. Hagstrom – Nobody Wants To Leave
Randy Cepuch – Our Personality

Chapter Two: Partners
Thomas S. Gayner – A Model for Markel
Mark Hughes – Common Denominators
Thomas A. Russo – Lessons from the Managers
Ingrid R. Hendershot – A Partnership Culture

Chapter Three: R ...

Jacket Text

In this engaging collection of stories, 43 veterans of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting explain why throngs attend year after year. Beyond the famous Q&A with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, these experts reveal the Berkshire Meeting as a community gathering of fun, fellowship and learning.

The contributors whisk readers through the exciting schedule of surrounding events--book signings, panel discussions and social gatherings--and share the pulse of this distinctive corporate culture. Spanning decades, the book offers glimpses of the past and ideas of what lies ahead. To learn about what makes Buffett’s shareholders tick and all the happenings at the Berkshire Meeting, and to reminisce about past Meetings, make this delightful book your companion.

Includes work by these bestselling authors:

- Robert Hagstrom
- Robert Miles
- Jason Zweig
- Joel Greenblatt
- Vitaliy Katsenelson
- Jeff Matthews
- Charlie Tian
- Whitney Tilson
- Prem Jain
- Karen Linder

Professional Reviews

Larry Cunningham and Stephanie Cuba have composed The Playbill to the greatest Business Show on Broadway--make that Omaha--namely, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meetings. Don't even think of attending without it. Roger Lowenstein, Author, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

An amazing collaboration. We know of no other company whose shareholders have teamed up to write a book about the experience. Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, GAMCO Investors, Inc.

A wonderful, readable book — and great fun — all about the greatest annual meeting in the world. Andrew Kilpatrick, Author, Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett

Oh to be in Omaha come the first weekend of May! This smart and engaging book gives you 43 expert opinions as to why you simply need to get there. Carol Loomis, retired Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to understand the whole Berkshire phenomenon. The essays are well-chosen and readable, and collectively they help explain why Berkshire is a unique company, in so many ways. Kevin M. LaCroix, The D&O Diary


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Media Coverage

Carol Loomis, retired Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine

Oh to be in Omaha come the first weekend of May! This smart and engaging book gives you 44 expert opinions as to why you simply need to get there.

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Omaha World-Herald

Lawrence Cunningham has engineered another book about Warren Buffett, this one a collection of essays by 43 people about Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder meetings.

Titled “The Warren Buffett ...

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Omaha World-Herald

In a new book, “The Warren Buffett Shareholder,” Buffett-watchers Lawrence Cunningham and Stephanie Cuba have compiled essays by 43 people about Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder meetings, which ...

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Omaha World-Herald

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CNBC

"Accolades are nice, and endorsements are, too, but human connections are what life is largely about," Bogle said in an essay published in the new book "The Warren Buffett Shareholder" by Lawrence ...

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Omaha World-Herald

Editor's note: In a new book, “The Warren Buffett Shareholder,” Buffett-watchers Lawrence Cunningham and Stephanie Cuba have compiled essays by 43 people about Berkshire Hathaway's shareholder ...

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Www.omaha.com

"The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting," will debut at this year's meeting in Omaha on May 5. It's a collection of 43 essays about the meeting and ...

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Reading the Markets

Berkshire has a relationship with its shareholders that no other company does. And thus its shareholder meetings are unique. The Warren Buffett Shareholder demonstrates just why that is and why ...

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Business Insider UK

Steve Jordon, a reporter of 50+ years at the Omaha World-Herald, writes on how the meeting expanded to become an annual pilgrimage in the book The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from inside the ...

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The Steve Pomeranz Show

"A new book is about to sprout ... It's a compendium of writers, speakers, managers, scholars and more - all who have something interesting and useful to say about Warren Buffett, Charlie and ...

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The Steve Pomeranz Show

Steve Jordon is a reporter for the Omaha-World Herald. He’s been covering the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting for over a decade. He’s also a contributor to The Warren Buffett ...

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Omaha World-Herald

In my new book, "The Warren Buffett Shareholder: Stories from Inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting," 43 distinguished meeting veterans tell short stories of their experiences. I explain that ...

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Business Talk with Jim Campbell

Lawrence A. Cunningham is an authority on corporate governance, corporate culture, and corporate law, and teaches business-related courses that span these fields. He has written dozens of books and ...

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Value Walk

Never before have the shareholders of a public company undertaken to write a book about their experience, notes famed investor Mario Gabelli. But, then, Berkshire and Buffett are famous for being sui ...

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Value Walk

Never before have the shareholders of a public company undertaken to write a book about their experience, notes famed investor Mario Gabelli. But, then, Berkshire and Buffett are famous for being sui ...

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The D&O Diary

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 ...

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The McGraw Show

Listen to a great interview when Lawrence Cunningham and Stephanie Cuba talk about their new book The Warren Buffett Shareholder on The McGraw Show. They touch upon some of the fascinating essays ...

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Money Observer

As one Manhattan attorney and Berkshire shareholder observes: ‘You learn more here in a weekend than you do all year in New York.’

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Seeking Alpha

The Boyar Value Group recently sat down for an in-depth interview with bestselling author and Berkshire Hathaway expert Larry Cunningham (author of many books including Berkshire Beyond Buffett, The ...

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NACD Directorship magazine

Lawrence Cunningham's annual column for the summer issue of NACD Directorship magazine, including excerpts from contributions to the WB Shareholder book.

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Financial History

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