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Daniel Pecaut & Corey Wrenn
This book follows 30 years of Berkshire Hathaway investor presentations through the notes of Pecaut & Wrenn. I think it is clever how they titled the book as a university and filled it with all of the wisdom from “professors” Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. Whilst this book is about investing & business, but I was surprised to find that it was full of great lessons about life as well.
The beginning of each chapter also documents the size of the investor events and key stats about the company. It allows you to observe the explosive growth of the events as Buffett & Munger shoot to fame.
- On investing in the ideal business: “Something that costs a penny, sells for a dollar and is habit forming.”
- On management: “The right manager can have an absolutely huge impact. Find people with brains, energy and integrity, and you can own the world.”
- On life: “After you have enough for daily life, all that matters is your health and those you love. Likewise in work, what really matters is that you enjoy it and the people with which you work.”
This book is horrifically sad (particularly in the beginning) and yet I just couldn’t put it down. Set in occupied Italy, it follows the story of a girl who suffers immense loss at the hands of the Nazis and explores themes of survival, love, revenge & history. I don’t want to spoil this book, but for any historical fiction fans it is worth a look.
History is not past, but merely an extension of the present, to which all people are tied.
Although fiction, this story brings to light the true events of the massacre of Monte Sole. In 1944 in this mountainous region south of Bologna Nazi troops murdered ~770 innocent civilians. According to Wikipedia, it was the largest massacre of civilians committed by the SS in western Europe. Yet, to this day, much of the world remains oblivious to it.
A series of inexplicable events start to happen in a village – milk is turning sour and cattle are dying. As suspicion boils, the Temple sends Ari to investigate what is happening. During her investigation, Ari must also come to grips with doubts about her own being.
The author introduces the reader to a Quill character who is humorous and instantly draws you in. The first chapter had so much tension I sighed at the end of it! I didn’t expect the second chapter to head in the direction it did. I’m not saying any more – you need to read it for yourselves! The end left me hanging like a Netflix produced film. I demand to know what happens next!
You can read this one in under 30 mins. Perfect when you’re looking for something you can finish reading before you go to bed! It’s also available on Kindle Unlimited.
Try something new! I haven’t read too many books within the fantasy genre so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this short story. I think the fact that the plot centres around a mystery helps to bridge the gap for those less familiar with the fantasy genre.
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