The Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett’s Omaha by Jeff Matthews is an enjoyable read for everybody who is interested in the insights of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting in Omaha and who seeks answers to investment questions from Warren Buffett.
Every year, they come to Omaha. Far from the stock market in Wall Street, in a place more known for cattle and corn, investors from all over the world gather for one purpose: Warren Buffett and his annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting. For the uninitiated, it’s an event wrapped in mystique and mystery. It’s a chance to have Buffett himself, the Oracle of Omaha, answer their questions.
In Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett’s Omaha: A Hedge Fund Manager’s Dispatches from Inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting the reader gets an in-depth look at this unusual experience. The book covers the 2007 and 2008 meetings, a time when Bear Sterns was collapsing and more than 31,000 people came to seek advice from the investment guru.
The book is written by Jeff Matthews, a hedge fund founder and financial blogger. He got his own highly-coveted ticket to the Berkshire Hathaway meeting held only for shareholders and proceeded to post reports on his blog, offering tempting glimpses into the much-discussed meeting. Offering a thoroughly entertaining first-hand account of Berkshire Hathaway’s meeting, he answers questions investor’s are asking.
Personally, I liked the book and found it to be an enjoyable read. Jeff Matthews takes the reader into the world of Warren Buffet and his shareholders. You get a different point of view than usual and get a look at Buffet’s investing methods along with the way he interacts with his shareholders.
All in all, I can recommend this book to anyone who is interested in investing. If you want to learn even more about Warren Buffett, and you probably will after this book, you might also check out The Snowball.