The book was launched at Berkshire Hathaway Inc's Shareholders' Meeting on 30 April 2016 and Mr Warren Buffett mentioned the book in his Annual Letter to Shareholders.
The following paragraphs were from the book jacket:
"Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru’s “ground rules” for investing—guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today.
In the fourteen years between his time in New York with value-investing guru Benjamin Graham and his start as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett managed Buffett Partnership Limited, his first professional investing partnership. Over the course of that time—a period in which he experienced an unprecedented record of success—Buffett wrote semiannual letters to his small but growing group of partners, sharing his thoughts, approaches, and reflections.
Compiled for the first time and with Buffett’s permission, the letters spotlight his contrarian diversification strategy, his almost religious celebration of compounding interest, his preference for conservative rather than conventional decision making, and his goal and tactics for bettering market results by at least 10% annually. Demonstrating Buffett’s intellectual rigor, they provide a framework to the craft of investing that had not existed before: Buffett built upon the quantitative contributions made by his famous teacher, Benjamin Graham, demonstrating how they could be applied and improved."
Over the weekend, Berkshire Hathaway held its Annual Shareholders Meeting. Together with the Company's Annual letters to shareholders (penned by Mr Warren Buffett himself), the speeches and answers provided by both Mr Buffett and Vice Chairperson Mr Charlie Munger to questions asked at the meeting are fountains of knowledge for anyone interested in investing and capitalism in general.
This year, the meeting was streamed live over the internet via Yahoo Finance's website. The video is now available for 30 days- it is all of 7 hours long and comes in English and Chinese (translated live!):
If one so prefers to read about the gentlemen and their ideas, this bookstore carries quite a few of books by both Messrs Buffett and Munger as well as books written about them.