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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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Warren Buffet’s Annual Shareholder Letter

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Warren Buffett is one of my business heros – I think he is amazing on many different levels.  His Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder letter is legendary (and a model that everyone should follow) – the 2004 annual report is out and the letter is available online. It’s required reading for anyone running a company – for substance, organization, style, tone, and wit.

If you feel ambitious, you can (and should) read the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters going back to 1977.

  • Gentry

    Agree with you. His letters to shareholders are blunt and honest, though he does upon occasion wax poetic about things like bat boys right in the middle of his letters. But, often these letters are better than most novels.

  • k

    Dear Mr. Buffet:

    I have a terminal illness. Since the loss of my mother…my sister Ginger a school teacher is teaching two jobs just to try to make ends meet. We have a brother with DOWNS who is devastated since my mother’s death….Ginger is overwhelmed trying to help our brother John and myself …..
    If you could do something do help Ginger and our family it would be so greatly appreciated. I am just bearly getting by on disability. I have no strength to even take my trash out….Ginger does so much for John and myself…..I am asking you to lighten the burdens that our family is dealing with. I know that you must get so many requests for help……I just had to take a chance…..
    I hope that you will give this some thought….it would be grately appeciated.

    my email address is khrris@msn.com my home number is 602.266-0772
    for whom much is given….much is expected…would you consider helping my family?

    Sincerly.

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