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Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« on: October 10, 2015, 10:49:39 PM »
I'm fairly certain I'm not the only fan of Warren Buffett around here.  :) While I was writing my book about his investing blunders (the better to study him with!), I stumbled on this beautiful, beautiful website: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett.

Buffett likes having Q&A sessions with college students and with Berkshire-Hathaway investors who travel to Omaha for the annual shareholder meeting. (Aka "Woodstock for capitalists" - you should go, it's fun!) Recording devices are prohibited, but a lot of people take very thorough notes. Buffett FAQ is a compendium of all the notes people have taken over the years, in the original Q&A format.

Right now, there are 436 questions and answers about life, the universe and everything. It's mostly about money, investing, efficient valuation techniques, etc, though. ;) Altogether, it's a giant collection of concentrated wisdom from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (his right-hand man and investing partner over the past 50-ish years). I have a copy of that page saved on my tablet, so I can pick a random question and read all about it whenever I'm waiting for something or am in between books. :)

And before anybody asks - no, I have absolutely no affiliation with that site, I don't know who owns it and I'm not benefiting in any way whatsoever from posting this here. I just want to share the word with all the other Mustachians and spread Buffett's ideas even further.

Happy reading!

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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 06:35:21 PM »
This is an amazing resource. Thank you for posting!

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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 12:09:10 PM »
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 01:28:44 PM »
FWIW, I transferred it to my Kindle, but wanted to share a quick step I took to improve it.

Right click and download the website.

Then open the .html file in any word processor (Wordpad being preferrable, IMO, cause Word might muck it up).

Do a find/replace for:
<a rel="self" href="http://www.buffettfaq.com/#

and replace with:
<a rel="self" href="#

Basically when you download, it changes all the relative links such that clicking a link tries to open the website, instead of jumping to that part in the page.  Once you change it back, following the above steps, tapping a link in the ebook will jump straight there.

Then just drag it into the Calibre main window, and click convert (to .mobi for Kindle, .epub for any other ebook reader).
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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2015, 01:06:30 AM »
Thanks for the resource Grigory! And thanks for the tip ARS - I now have a hefty PDF in my to-read folder :)

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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 08:58:45 PM »
I wish I wasn't so technologically challenged :)
Anybody care to share the pdf or tech kindle file?
Thanks!

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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 01:27:07 AM »
I don't know what any of that means ARS. Far too advanced for a luddite :)

I just did a Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C, Ctrl V into Word. Seemed to work ok.

Thanks for the link Grigory, read through it all last month. Lots of good advice - but some of it is so obvious you just wonder why you never came up with it yourself!


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Re: Buffett FAQ: a compendium of Q&As with Warren Buffett
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 05:06:31 AM »
I am an idiot.
I opened the file yesterday via phone and saw just the links, I thought each link opened a new page.
I just pasted all into a word document and printed it to pdf, worked for me.
Thanks to much to the OP