Warren Buffett Curated

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

CURATED BY :  


  • What matters more: Price of the investment or the health of the business?

  • What is the ideal composition of a portfolio if one were to hold stocks and bonds?

  • Is investing easy?

  • Are stocks more attractive than bonds?

  • When do you consider buying back Berkshire’s stocks?

  • What does the economy look like?

  • Did increased tarriffs affect Berkshire’s businesses?

  • Do you like the quarterly reporting system of the performance of companies?

  • Why don’t you tweet often?

  • What do you think about the CEOs who tweet often?

  • What gadgets do you use and what do you use them for?

  • What’s your definition of success?

  • What would be a piece of business advice you’d give?

  • What’s your life advice?

  • What is the biggest mistake people make while investing?

  • What do like to have in the morning?

  • Is it worth going to business school?

  • What’s your favourite movie?

  • What’s your take on the slowing down of the economy?

  • How do you and Charlie Munger approach investing?

  • How to face the economic variables?

  • How much cash should an ordinary investor have on percentage basis?

  • How often should an investor check up on his investments?

  • What’s your take on a long term investment in Apple?

  • How did you identify the best price to buy back Berkshire shares?

  • What’s your view about insider trading happening during buy backs?

  • What should be the government’s role in regulating buy backs?

  • Is a business tycoon suitable to be a President? What characteristics do you look for in a president?

  • What would you advise/ask a presidential candidate?

  • what do you think about the evolution of Branding/Retailing?

  • Why did you not buy stake in Amazon?

  • How do you propose to reduce federal debt?

  • Should tax policy be adjusted to improve income inequality?

  • How to improve health care?

  • Is government putting in efforts to lower drug prices?

  • What’s your view on General Electronics and does it look like attractive now?

  • What’s the sum value of Berkshire?

  • How did your shareholders benefit from tax cuts?

  • How have Ajit Jain and Greg Abel influenced the Berkshire?

  • Do lower estimated EPS projection of Berkshire by financial institutions affect you?

  • What do you think about your Berkshire partnership?

  • Why are you betting on banks?

  • Does climate change influence Berkshire’s business?

  • Does Cyber Security pose a threat to world?

  • Does Elon Musk has the potential to do better?

  • Your view about US-China trade?

  • Can US and China resolve their differences?

  • Would you invest in China? If not do you think you’d miss out on something good?

  • What do you think about the widening trade deficit of the US?

  • Do you think slow growth in China will carry its impact globally?

  • What according to you is a good business?

  • Why do you think car business is good?

  • Do you think banks are doing better than they earlier used to?

  • Why do you think book value isn’t as relevant as market value?

  • Why should investor’s not look at periodic upswings and instead look at stock’s performance over the long run?

  • How have you structured Greg Abel and Ajit Jain’s compensation structure?

  • How did Tedd Welscher and Todd Combs perform in in the past years?

  • What changes should we expect from GEICO now since the leadership has changed?

  • Is Craft and Heinz underinvesting in their brand?

  • Do the markets look expensive?

  • How do you determine the future course of a stock when it suffers a dip?

  • What impact will China trade talks will have on your company?

  • Was apming up the negotiation with China a reasonable move?

  • What’s your take on the economy currently?

  • What inflationary signs do you see?

  • Why has housing been weaker?

  • Is it likely that the 10 year yeild would rise from the current levels in the loing run?

  • Is S&P still the best vehicle to invest in?

  • Would a strong and sustained shift to left in the fiscal and economic policy rip away at American business tailwinds moving forward?

  • Do you consider yourself a democrat?

  • What do you think about Bloomberg as a candidate? What do you think about Howard Schulz running as a potential third party candidate?

  • Did you sell Apple shares?

  • Do you plan on adding to your Apple position throughout 2019?

  • What are your thoughts on Apple’s repurchase deceleration?

  • Why are you putting so much emphasis on Banks?

  • Why did you increase stake in JP Morgan Chase?

  • Why did you cleared out your stake in Oracle?

  • With IBM bouncing back how do you feel about getting out?

  • How do you feel about companies who get special deals from state?

  • Can you give us an update on the healthcare initiative you took up with Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon?

  • What do you think about Kraft Heinz’s current status and what do you think about its future?

  • How is your relationship with 3G? Would you still consider additional deals with them?

  • Do you see the retailer’s position getting weaker?

  • Do you feel even a little bit of uneasiness when the price of your investments fall?

  • Should USA be completely subsidising on electric cars like China or not?

  • What are your thoughts on looking for new pieces of businesses now versus when you started off in the beginning?

  • Do you think USA will fall behind if there isn’t a concerted effort by the government to prop up the industry?

  • Has your position changed on Bitcoin?

  • What do you think about college athletes? should they be paid?

  • Do you see any irrational behaviour by investors opf USA right now?

  • Do you think that the new tech IPOs that are slated to come will be different than those of the yester years?

  • Who wins more at the card game bridge- You or Bill Gates?

  • For those who have listened to you and Charlie Munger who do we recommend our grandchildren to listen?

  • Do you see a recession coming?

  • Why have you invested so much in Airlines?

  • What do you have to say about the Boeing 737 max which have been grounded (that are owned by the airline companies you own)?

  • What’s your take on the valuation of Lyft (General Motors)?

  • Do you think Lyft will turn out to be a big thing that you might regret missing out on if you dont invest in it?

  • Will you be downloading Apple’s new streaming services?

  • Are you concerned about the credit card Apple is about to launch because it is similar to a product of Amex where you hold stake?

  • Do you support Tim Sloan over the current issues that are going on?

  • Do you think the new tax laws pose a problem to charity?

  • Please share your thoughts about your decision to give away 99 percent of your wealth to 5 foundations that you have identified

  • What is the reason behind choosing the 5 foundations you have picked to donate your wealth?

  • How have Lisa and Matt worked in the domain of philanthropy/service?

  • What did you learn from the mistake you made when investing in IBM?

  • Is there a downside to tax cuts?

  • Have you increased the salaries of your employees in the wake of tax announcements?

  • What do you have top say about Donald Trump’s tweets on the stock market? How do you rate him?

  • How did you, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon decided to take the healthcare initiative?

  • What is your view on cryptocurrency?

  • How much convergence do you think there will be between Chinese and American economy?

  • What role do you think will men play in advancing women’s careers and women empowerment?

  • Do you collect social security?

  • What do you want to be remembered for?

  • How do you tell the difference between reasonable and unreasonable fear?

  • Why did you go to Wharton and why did you stay for only 20 years there?

  • Why did you go to Columbia University?

  • How did your partnership with Mr. Graham work when you worked with him?

  • Did you follow Mr. Graham’s principles because they were unique?

  • Why did you come back to Omaha?

  • What is the reason for the success of your partnerships?

  • How did you raise money to start your first partnership?

  • How did your investment in Washington Post come about?

  • How did you read about the opportunity in Washington Post then? How do you read about opportunities now?

  • What do you use your computer for?

  • Who do you play bridge with?

  • How did you know Bill Gates?

  • How did the idea of donating your own money to someone else’s foundation come to you?

  • What philanthropic activities have you participated in with Bill and Melinda Gates?

  • What was the reaction of Bill Gates when you told them that you’re ready to put a chunk of your money their foundation?

  • How long did you spend with the CEO before investing in your biggest deal?

  • Do you hire investment bankers for analyzing investments?

  • How do you deal with people who call you everyday to make an investment?

  • Do you think USA is the best place to invest?

  • Is it possible to grow at 3 or 4 or 5 percent for USA’s economy?

  • Your secretary pays a higher tax rate than you, are you in favour of changing that?

  • Anything in your bucket list you want to do?

  • What motivates you to still run your company while other at your age do other activities?

  • What gives you the most pleasure besides doing interviews?

  • What do you advise the young investors?

  • Why should we just wait for a few right pitches and not worry about thousands of opportunities?

  • Is cash a bad investment?

  • Why is evaluating the business important?

  • Where should we invest?

  • Why is accepting our mistakes important?

  • Is investing in oneself the best thing one can do?

  • What is your impression of India?

  • What’s your take on the young and hungry generation of today?

  • How often do you look at stock prices?

  • How do you get the conviction to go out and buy a stock when the market is against you?

  • What do you tell managers about the role of the moat of a business?

  • Tell us about your relationship with Ajit Jain?

  • Who do you like to associate with?

  • Are you an organized person?

  • What qualities should one develop?

  • What is your greatest regret in life?

  • What makes you a great investor? Discipline or Intelligence?

  • What would to advise a person who wants to become the hero of stock market?

  • Why don’t you invest in IT companies despite being friends with Bill Gates?

  • How valuable is Ajit Jain to your company?

  • Do you think that being close to family like in India, is a negative?

  • What’s your philosophy towards wealth creation?

  • What’s a better solution to solve poverty- Philanthropy or wealth creation by companies?

  • How can a investor start investing if he has less cash to invest?

  • Given the volatility in the market do you think foreign investors should make investments?

  • What goes through your mind when you think about making an investment?

  • How much have you changed since you were 25 ?

  • What do you want to have written on your tombstone?

  • Some say business schools teach wrong things, what should a business school teach?

  • Were you worried when 2008 crisis was happening?

  • What do you think caused the 2008 crisis?

  • Do you think that the Fed should’ve stepped in to stop the devastating 2008 crisis?

  • When you look back, is there some investments that you think you could’ve made and now regret it?

  • Is there a lesson to learn from 2008 crisis that youth should learn?

  • Who do you blame for 2008 crisis?

  • What do you feel anxious about today?

  • Is USA prepared for another crisis?

  • Do you think that lower taxes will boost the economy?

  • What is the one thing Trump administration can do right now to help the most marginalized section?

  • Is the economy as strong as President Trump is saying or do you differ?

  • Do you think USA is due for a recession?

  • Do you think economic growth will happen at the rate of upto 6 percent as President Trump said?

  • Do you think the Democratic party has lost direction?

  • Has President Trump lowered the risk of weapons of mass destruction?

  • Do you feel safer as compared to a few years back?

  • Do you think Apple will lose its dominance at some point?

  • Why do you like Tim Cook and why is he so effective?

  • What has been neglected as a topic of discussion when talking about women?

  • Why do you think women are the reason USA is going to do well?

  • Should Berkshire introduce change by puting women at the helm and boosting women empowerment?

  • Is corporate America losing out big time because there less women at powerful positions ?

  • Why does Berkshire not have a diversity policy?

  • Do you prefer women CEOs?

  • Are there CEOs you talk to who suggest boosting women empowerment from their own company?

  • How important is investing in women’s education and does it pay off?

  • Why do you think your girl will be a model for other women?

  • Your son thinks women are the most marginalized group in the world, do you agree ?

  • Did you give your children equal opportunities?

  • Do you think that the rise of the women means downfall of men?

  • why should people care about income inequality?

  • What would happen if income inequality isn’t reduced?

  • Has recent issue of emails with Hillarry Clinton changed your view about her?

  • What does money and politics do to this economy? What happens if rich people like you start writing cheques of amounts they please to political parties?

  • Is there any piece of technology which you think will change the world?

  • What problems can be solved through philanthropy?

  • Does it pain you to see that the American dream which was much more alive in your past years isn’t so today?

  • What is that the new president and the congress can do to make sure the American Dream is alive for more people?

  • Do you have to think who’s running the Fed before making investments?

  • What do you think about the tax reform bill?

  • What do you think about the corporate tax rate?

  • What do you think the 20% tax rate means for the companies?

  • Will lower tax rate also push markets higher?

  • What are your best memories about Georgetown where you have spent some time of your life?

  • Why were you fascinated about investing since you were 11?

  • Why did you decide to handle your philanthropic activities through Bill Gates’ foundation instead starting one of your own?

  • Please give us some tips to trade in the stock market.

  • Tell us about your philanthropic work with Tom cousins.

  • What do you see in the economy from an investor’s point of view?

  • What makes you most excited for the next decade?

  • Are derivatives setting the stage for next financial crisis?

  • What do you think is the most important thing in evaluating a company especially in venture capital industry?

  • Why did you leave the university of Pensylvannia ?

  • Has Harvard ever called you to say they regretted their decision of rejecting you?

  • Was Benjamin Graham actually as good as you expected ?

  • Were you rejected by Ben Graham because you were a non Jewish?

  • What were you aspirations when you started working for Ben Graham?

  • How is buying entire businesses different for you than buying pieces of business?

  • Do you consider buying Berkshire Hathaway’s stock in your starting days of investing a mistake?

  • What do you do when you’re sitting in the office?

  • Do you work on internet? Do you like it?

  • How did you meet Bill Gates for the first time?

  • Did Bill Gates try to convince you to buy IT stocks or Microsoft shares?

  • Did Bill Gates influence your views on making investment or philanthropy?

  • Did you ever regretted not contributing your money for philanthropy earlier?

  • Is it correct that your father was a conservative congressman and you are a liberal democrat?

  • Which investment of yours are you most proud of?

  • What would you do if you are allowed to solve the problem of debt in USA?

  • Did you received an investment pitch from Israel and you decided to invest 4 Billion Dollars in it without seeing the place of business?

  • Which is your worst investment?

  • How do you feel about the big companies that you passed on and did not invest in them?

  • Do the managers of the numerous companies you own call you everyday if they encounter problems?

  • Is it true that you sometimes buy companies without informing your board of directors ?

  • Who is going to be your successor at Berkshire?

  • What is your aspirations for the next five years?

  • How long do you think will Berkshire last for?

  • Will you leave some of your wealth for your children and grandchildren?

  • What do you recommend an average investor?

  • Do you subscribe to the theory that you cant beat the stock market?

  • When did you realize that you are much better than others at picking stocks?

  • What’s your goal that you want to achieve?

  • What attracted you to invest in Washington Post?

  • What has this election done to USA?

  • What did you expect Hillary Clinton to do had she been elected as the President?

  • Do you think Trump has the temperament to control the WMD situation?

  • Do you think Hillary Clinton lost partly because she’s a woman?

  • What do you think about Trump’s 35 percent tarriff on Mexico and China? is it a good decision?

  • Do you think Trump is a good businessman?

  • Do you think USA’s economy can grow at 4% as Trump said?

  • Did Trump’s policies affect your business?

  • Why do you make of the fact that Trump hasn’t released his tax returns?

  • How do you think has Obama done?

  • What do you think we would remember most about Obama years later?

  • Why do you think capitalism isn’t supported by the youth?

  • You once said if you were asked to invest all your wealth in one stock it will be Wells Fargo. it has admitted to serious charges recently, how do you feel about them now?

  • What do you sense of the disastrous Hurricane Harvey?

  • Are you dubious about IBM’s recovery process?

  • What tools would you recommend young girls to help them with financial guidelines throughout their lives?

  • What book would you recommend people to read?

  • When did you get conscious about women empowerment?

  • What do you think is success?

  • What’s more important than brain?

  • Who are your female role models and what have you learned from them?

  • Where do you get the information & statistics from ? Does someone do that for you?

  • How do you feel about using twitter?

  • The first woman you recruited on the board was oin 2003, why did it took you so long?

  • What is the most important lesson you learned from your mother?

  • What kind of premium would you attach to a diverse company and how would you define a diverse company?

  • Do women CEOs manage differently?

  • In the male dominated finance industry what advice do you have for young female professionals?

  • What do you think about home building industry and how much of a problem is it?

  • When do you throw in the towel on an investment?

  • Have you written about your formulas and strategies so that people can benefit from it?

  • What’s your biggest failure you think is memorable and what can we learn from it?

  • How can people be happy about their work?

  • What to look for in people one hires?

  • How to get to your full potential?

  • What’s your most important hobby?

  • What would be a good lesson about margin of safety?

  • Why is it important to have a competitive advantage?

  • What is your take on competition and competitive advantage?

  • Why should we always be competing?

  • Who was Ben Graham?

  • What’s the best advice you ever recieved?

  • What’s the role of determination in success?

  • Why should one find their passion?

  • Who should we surround ourselves with?

  • How should customers be treated?

  • Why should we not dwell on our mistakes?

  • Who do you look to for advice?

  • What is the importance of rationality?

  • Thoughts on bringing out the best from people?

  • At what age did you buy your first stock?

  • What did you do to improve your public speaking?

  • What is the drink that you have often?