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would appreciate feedback on this book if someone has read it. I read a lot, but for some reason tend to buy at faster rate than I read. For this name specifically, I hit the "pause" as the book claims to be a collection of letters to shareholders from the usual suspect and those are publicly available anyways. I would appreciate if someone has purchased this book can comment on it. Is there more meat than a re-branded of publicly available goods





The shareholder letters of corporate leaders are a rich source of business and investing wisdom. There is no more authoritative resource on subjects ranging from leadership and management to capital allocation and company culture.


But with thousands of shareholder letters written every year, how can investors and students of the corporate world sift this vast swathe to unearth the best insights?


Dear Shareholder is the solution!


In this masterly new collection, Lawrence A. Cunningham, business expert and acclaimed editor of The Essays of Warren Buffett, presents the finest writers in the genre of the shareholder letter, and the most significant excerpts from their total output. Skillfully curated, edited and arranged, these letters showcase the ultimate in business and investment knowledge from an all-star team.


Dear Shareholder holds letters by more than 20 different leaders from 16 companies. These leaders include Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway), Tom Gayner (Markel), Kay Graham and Don Graham (The Washington Post and Graham Holdings), Roberto Goizueta (Coca-Cola), Virginia Rometty (IBM), and Prem Watsa (Fairfax).


Topics covered in these letters include the long-term focus, corporate culture and commitment to values, capital allocation, buybacks, dividends, acquisitions, management, business strategy, and executive compensation.


As we survey the corporate landscape in search of outstanding companies run by first-rate managers, shareholder letters are a valuable resource. The letters also contain a wealth of knowledge on the core topics of effective business management. Let Dear Shareholder be your guide.


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I read the book, but not cover to cover.  There were some highlights of CEO's / Founders that I wasn't as familiar with, so in that sense it was interesting and made me want to read the actual letters.  However, there were also some CEO's highlighted that I felt were pretty useless. 


I wouldn't have a problem recommending the book as something that you can jump around and read intermittently. 




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