Fans of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffet have come to love his lengthy, poignant, wide-ranging, well-written, and often funny annual letters to the shareholders of the company. His recently released 2007 letter is no exception and I highly recommend reading it, here.
Among other topics, he talks about the real estate slump, the expected return on stocks over the long term, their management and acquisition philosophy, the worst mistake he ever made (Dexter shoes), their insurance businesses, the state of the dollar, how public companies “juice” earnings, and the fun details around the upcoming shareholder meeting in May.
But the purpose of this post is to point to a post on the wonderful Infectious Greed blog where Paul Kedrosky uploads the letter to IBM’s many eyes for visualization. Check out Paul’s post here.
Personally, I’m not in love with what the tool lets you do, but I always think it’s good fun to try new tools on fun content.