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Endnotes

ANNUAL LETTER TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY By Warren BuffettThere are few better reads in the financial industry each year than Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders. The 89-year-old billionaire’s latest letter is no exception. In his folksy way, Buffett touches on two topics of particular interest to a broader audience, starting with the power of retained earnings. It wasn’t until the 1920s, Buffett explains, that the power of retained earnings was fully appreciated by corporate executives and investors. “Though investors were slow to wise up, the math of retaining and reinvesting earnings is now well understood,” he writes. ...