Released June 29th, 2022
Chris Bloomstran - Berkshire Hathaway: The Incomparable Compounder
Chris Bloomstran is the President and CIO of Semper Augustus. We cover the specific elements that make Berkshire special, what it has taught the world about float, and why it's unlikely any business can replicate Berkshire's success.
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Chris Bloomstran - What Makes a Quality Company
Chris Bloomstran is the president and chief investment officer of Semper Augustus Investments Group. We cover what makes for a quality business, discuss examples of quality businesses, and take a deep dive into Berkshire Hathaway.
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Zack Fuss - Costco: Relentless Focus on the One Thing
Zack Fuss is an investor at Continental Grain, a 200-year-old family business. Chris is President and CIO of Semper Augustus Investments Group. We cover how Costco can offer high-quality products at such low prices and lessons that can be learned and applied to other businesses.
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A Century of Wealth Creation with Weston Hicks, CEO of Alleghany Corporation
Covers Alleghany's merger with TransRe, what makes a compounder, and how to establish a competitive advantage for an insurance business.
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The Complete History & Strategy of Berkshire Hathaway (Part I)
Warren’s background, career history and the early days in the investment space.
Video
Warren Buffett Archive
A detailed archive of Berkshire Hathaway's AGMs.
Article
Semper Augustus: 2015 Letter to Clients
Chris Bloomstran's famous client letter that spent 50+ pages exploring Berkshire Hathaway in detail.
Article
Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letters
Explore Buffett's thoughts through his must-read annual letters.
Article
Alleghany Stockholder letters
An archive of Weston Hicks letters to shareholders detailing the company’s performance and insurance industry general outlook.
Article
Warren Buffett Explains The Genius Of The Float
A brief explanation to the key insurance concept of float, of which Berkshire's application has created a lasting competitive advantage.
Book
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
An inside account of the life and career of Warren Buffett, with a focus on Buffett's investment strategy.
Book
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
The most complete account yet of the life journey, guiding principles and investing philosophy of Warren Buffett.
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Money Masters of Our Time
A book on the investment techniques and methods used by 17 of the biggest names in the investing world.