No, this isn’t another “intelligent analysis” of Berkshire Hathaway’s annual letter… If you want to know what the letter says go read the damn thing it is in plain english and is always insightful.
This post is something different, this is my way of expressing how excited I am that after finishing the $BRK/A letter, I grabbed my wife’s hand, looked lovingly into her eyes, and said, “What do you think about going to the Berkshire annual meeting this year?” To which she instantly said, “Oh that sounds like a fun trip!”
Totally serious, I couldn’t believe how supportive and enthusiastic my wife (who cheated off my accounting test in college) was to go with me to the annual meeting. The tickets and rooms were crazy to sort out. To make the trip reasonably priced (we’re, um… frugal) we’re going through three stops each way, flying into Kansas City and out of Des Moines – the meeting is in Omaha (yeah three states). Of course we’re staying in the best dive hotels as far out of town as we can find.
We’re ridiculously excited to get up early get down to the arena and take in the exhibits, the meeting itself, and what may be one of the last meetings with Warren and Charlie in attendance. I’m not sure I would go as far as to buy lunch with Warren like Guy Spier, but this is a great indulgence.
If you’re planning to go and want to meet up let me know!