Monday, May 2, 2011

Comprehensive 2011 Berkshire Meeting Notes

Dear Readers,

After 6 hours of continuous typing and close to 15 hours of editing, my notes from this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting are complete. At the end of it all, the total tally is over 18,000 words and over 24 pages of wisdom from Buffett and Munger. As always, these notes were taken by hand, without the use of a recorder. For those of you who were not able to make it to the meeting this year, I hope the notes serve as an adequate substitute. For those of you who were in attendance, I hope the notes provide a comprehensive review of what was said.

Unfortunately, Blogger does not allow me to attach PDFs to posts. But, to make it easier on everyone I have created two ways for you to view the notes. First, you can click this link and access the notes through Google Docs. You don't even need an account with Google. Also, I have embedded a Scribd document to this post for those of you who like Scribd. However, as always, I am happy to email out PDF versions upon request. Just shoot me an email at if you want a PDF copy.

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Enjoy the notes and please stay tuned for notes from other Omaha events and the upcoming Value Investing Congress.


Ben Claremon
The Inoculated Investor

2011 Berkshire Annual Meeting Notes