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Transcript of Warren Buffett
Born in Omaha, Nebraska 1930
Early Interest in Making and Saving Money
By Age 20, Saved $9,800
Transferred from U-Penn to U. Nebraska
$37 billion -> charity
1950: $10,000 -> 2014: $40 billion
Assisted 2000+ become millionaires
First stock investment was 3 - $100 shares of Cities Service. After stock fell, he sold his shares at a marginal price but later witnessed the stocks rise by $200 each.
Made a profit off selling newspapers and buying old pinball machines and putting them up in barber shops
First large stock investment: Neighbor's $10,000
Was millionaire at age 26
"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
Technical & Functional Competence
Service Dedication to a Cause
Resistance to Technology
What have we
Largest Share Holder
Masters of Science and Economics, Columbia Business School
Investment Salesman -> Securities Analyst -> Stock Broker -> CEO
Widowed by Susan Thompson, 3 Children
Married Astrid Menks
Net Worth: $58.5 Billion
“In looking for someone to hire you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence and energy. But the most important is integrity, because if they don’t have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy are going to kill you.”
“The rich invest in time, the poor invest in money.”
“A pure weak point is, I’m slow to make personnel changes”
Buffett doesn’t like telling his subsidiaries that they need to get rid of employees or restrict their actions in other ways.
Was a major stock holder in Berkshire Hathaway textile manufacturing within 3 years of buying his first shares in 1962
At age 6: bought 6 pack coke for 25 cents and sold individual bottles for 5 cents each making a 20% profit
After stock market fell 22%, bought 50K Coca-Cola shares a day. Shares now worth $10 billion
Has never been involved in an infringement case, law suit, black market, insider trading scheme, etc.
Hates computers and has never used one to do business...like ever
If I were Warren, what would I do differently?
Has Warren really never done anything wrong? Malicious? Under-the-table?
Clark, David 2005 The Tao of Warren Buffett
Career Anchors Chapter Notes - Blackboard
Becoming a Resonant Leader: “Seeing your Dream”
Primal Leadership - Realizing The Power of Emotional Intelligence
Overview of today's Buffett line?