Warren Buffett Curated
CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
CURATED BY :
What is the drink that you have often?
What did you do to improve your public speaking?
At what age did you buy your first stock?
Thoughts on bringing out the best from people?
What is the importance of rationality?
Who do you look to for advice?
Why should we not dwell on our mistakes?
How should customers be treated?
Who should we surround ourselves with?
Why should one find their passion?
What’s the role of determination in success?
What’s the best advice you ever recieved?
Who was Ben Graham?
Why should we always be competing?
What is your take on competition and competitive advantage?
Why is it important to have a competitive advantage?
What would be a good lesson about margin of safety?
What’s your most important hobby?
How to get to your full potential?
What to look for in people one hires?
How can people be happy about their work?
What’s your biggest failure you think is memorable and what can we learn from it?
Have you written about your formulas and strategies so that people can benefit from it?
When do you throw in the towel on an investment?
What do you think about home building industry and how much of a problem is it?
In the male dominated finance industry what advice do you have for young female professionals?
Do women CEOs manage differently?
What kind of premium would you attach to a diverse company and how would you define a diverse company?
What is the most important lesson you learned from your mother?
The first woman you recruited on the board was oin 2003, why did it took you so long?
How do you feel about using twitter?
Where do you get the information & statistics from ? Does someone do that for you?
Who are your female role models and what have you learned from them?
What’s more important than brain?
What do you think is success?
When did you get conscious about women empowerment?
What book would you recommend people to read?
What tools would you recommend young girls to help them with financial guidelines throughout their lives?
Are you dubious about IBM’s recovery process?
What do you sense of the disastrous Hurricane Harvey?
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?
Why do you think capitalism isn’t supported by the youth?
What do you think we would remember most about Obama years later?
How do you think has Obama done?
Why do you make of the fact that Trump hasn’t released his tax returns?
Did Trump’s policies affect your business?
Do you think USA’s economy can grow at 4% as Trump said?
Do you think Trump is a good businessman?
What do you think about Trump’s 35 percent tarriff on Mexico and China? is it a good decision?
Do you think Hillary Clinton lost partly because she’s a woman?
Do you think Trump has the temperament to control the WMD situation?
What did you expect Hillary Clinton to do had she been elected as the President?
What has this election done to USA?
What attracted you to invest in Washington Post?
What’s your goal that you want to achieve?
When did you realize that you are much better than others at picking stocks?
Do you subscribe to the theory that you cant beat the stock market?
What do you recommend an average investor?
Will you leave some of your wealth for your children and grandchildren?
How long do you think will Berkshire last for?
What is your aspirations for the next five years?
Who is going to be your successor at Berkshire?
Is it true that you sometimes buy companies without informing your board of directors ?
Do the managers of the numerous companies you own call you everyday if they encounter problems?
How do you feel about the big companies that you passed on and did not invest in them?
Which is your worst investment?
Did you received an investment pitch from Israel and you decided to invest 4 Billion Dollars in it without seeing the place of business?
What would you do if you are allowed to solve the problem of debt in USA?
Which investment of yours are you most proud of?
Is it correct that your father was a conservative congressman and you are a liberal democrat?
Did you ever regretted not contributing your money for philanthropy earlier?
Did Bill Gates influence your views on making investment or philanthropy?
Did Bill Gates try to convince you to buy IT stocks or Microsoft shares?
How did you meet Bill Gates for the first time?
Do you work on internet? Do you like it?
What do you do when you’re sitting in the office?
Do you consider buying Berkshire Hathaway’s stock in your starting days of investing a mistake?
How is buying entire businesses different for you than buying pieces of business?
What were you aspirations when you started working for Ben Graham?
Were you rejected by Ben Graham because you were a non Jewish?
Was Benjamin Graham actually as good as you expected ?
Has Harvard ever called you to say they regretted their decision of rejecting you?
Why did you leave the university of Pensylvannia ?
What do you think is the most important thing in evaluating a company especially in venture capital industry?
Are derivatives setting the stage for next financial crisis?
What makes you most excited for the next decade?
What do you see in the economy from an investor’s point of view?
Tell us about your philanthropic work with Tom cousins.
Please give us some tips to trade in the stock market.
Why did you decide to handle your philanthropic activities through Bill Gates’ foundation instead starting one of your own?
Why were you fascinated about investing since you were 11?
What are your best memories about Georgetown where you have spent some time of your life?
Will lower tax rate also push markets higher?
What do you think the 20% tax rate means for the companies?
What do you think about the corporate tax rate?
What do you think about the tax reform bill?
Do you have to think who’s running the Fed before making investments?
What is that the new president and the congress can do to make sure the American Dream is alive for more people?
Does it pain you to see that the American dream which was much more alive in your past years isn’t so today?
What problems can be solved through philanthropy?
Is there any piece of technology which you think will change the world?
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?
Has recent issue of emails with Hillarry Clinton changed your view about her?
What would happen if income inequality isn’t reduced?
why should people care about income inequality?
Do you think that the rise of the women means downfall of men?
Did you give your children equal opportunities?
Your son thinks women are the most marginalized group in the world, do you agree ?
Why do you think your girl will be a model for other women?
How important is investing in women’s education and does it pay off?
Are there CEOs you talk to who suggest boosting women empowerment from their own company?
Do you prefer women CEOs?
Why does Berkshire not have a diversity policy?
Is corporate America losing out big time because there less women at powerful positions ?
Should Berkshire introduce change by puting women at the helm and boosting women empowerment?
Why do you think women are the reason USA is going to do well?
What has been neglected as a topic of discussion when talking about women?
Why do you like Tim Cook and why is he so effective?
Do you think Apple will lose its dominance at some point?
Do you feel safer as compared to a few years back?
Has President Trump lowered the risk of weapons of mass destruction?
Do you think the Democratic party has lost direction?
Do you think economic growth will happen at the rate of upto 6 percent as President Trump said?
Do you think USA is due for a recession?
Is the economy as strong as President Trump is saying or do you differ?
What is the one thing Trump administration can do right now to help the most marginalized section?
Do you think that lower taxes will boost the economy?
Is USA prepared for another crisis?
What do you feel anxious about today?
Who do you blame for 2008 crisis?
Is there a lesson to learn from 2008 crisis that youth should learn?
When you look back, is there some investments that you think you could’ve made and now regret it?
Do you think that the Fed should’ve stepped in to stop the devastating 2008 crisis?
What do you think caused the 2008 crisis?
Were you worried when 2008 crisis was happening?
Some say business schools teach wrong things, what should a business school teach?
What do you want to have written on your tombstone?
How much have you changed since you were 25 ?
What goes through your mind when you think about making an investment?
Given the volatility in the market do you think foreign investors should make investments?
How can a investor start investing if he has less cash to invest?
What’s a better solution to solve poverty- Philanthropy or wealth creation by companies?
What’s your philosophy towards wealth creation?
Do you think that being close to family like in India, is a negative?
How valuable is Ajit Jain to your company?
Why don’t you invest in IT companies despite being friends with Bill Gates?
What would to advise a person who wants to become the hero of stock market?
What makes you a great investor? Discipline or Intelligence?
What is your greatest regret in life?
What qualities should one develop?
Are you an organized person?
Who do you like to associate with?
Tell us about your relationship with Ajit Jain?
What do you tell managers about the role of the moat of a business?
How do you get the conviction to go out and buy a stock when the market is against you?
How often do you look at stock prices?
What’s your take on the young and hungry generation of today?
What is your impression of India?
Is investing in oneself the best thing one can do?
Why is accepting our mistakes important?
Where should we invest?
Why is evaluating the business important?
Is cash a bad investment?
Why should we just wait for a few right pitches and not worry about thousands of opportunities?
What do you advise the young investors?
What gives you the most pleasure besides doing interviews?
What motivates you to still run your company while other at your age do other activities?
Anything in your bucket list you want to do?
Your secretary pays a higher tax rate than you, are you in favour of changing that?
Is it possible to grow at 3 or 4 or 5 percent for USA’s economy?
Do you think USA is the best place to invest?
How do you deal with people who call you everyday to make an investment?
Do you hire investment bankers for analyzing investments?
How long did you spend with the CEO before investing in your biggest deal?
What was the reaction of Bill Gates when you told them that you’re ready to put a chunk of your money their foundation?
What philanthropic activities have you participated in with Bill and Melinda Gates?
How did the idea of donating your own money to someone else’s foundation come to you?
How did you know Bill Gates?
Who do you play bridge with?
What do you use your computer for?
How did you read about the opportunity in Washington Post then? How do you read about opportunities now?
How did your investment in Washington Post come about?
How did you raise money to start your first partnership?
What is the reason for the success of your partnerships?
Why did you come back to Omaha?
Did you follow Mr. Graham’s principles because they were unique?
How did your partnership with Mr. Graham work when you worked with him?
Why did you go to Columbia University?
Why did you go to Wharton and why did you stay for only 20 years there?
How do you tell the difference between reasonable and unreasonable fear?
What do you want to be remembered for?
Do you collect social security?
What role do you think will men play in advancing women’s careers and women empowerment?
How much convergence do you think there will be between Chinese and American economy?
What is your view on cryptocurrency?
How did you, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon decided to take the healthcare initiative?
What do you have top say about Donald Trump’s tweets on the stock market? How do you rate him?
Have you increased the salaries of your employees in the wake of tax announcements?
Is there a downside to tax cuts?
What did you learn from the mistake you made when investing in IBM?
How have Lisa and Matt worked in the domain of philanthropy/service?
What is the reason behind choosing the 5 foundations you have picked to donate your wealth?
Please share your thoughts about your decision to give away 99 percent of your wealth to 5 foundations that you have identified
Do you think the new tax laws pose a problem to charity?
Do you support Tim Sloan over the current issues that are going on?
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?
Will you be downloading Apple’s new streaming services?
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?
What’s your take on the valuation of Lyft (General Motors)?
What do you have to say about the Boeing 737 max which have been grounded (that are owned by the airline companies you own)?
Why have you invested so much in Airlines?
Do you see a recession coming?
For those who have listened to you and Charlie Munger who do we recommend our grandchildren to listen?
Who wins more at the card game bridge- You or Bill Gates?
Do you think that the new tech IPOs that are slated to come will be different than those of the yester years?
Do you see any irrational behaviour by investors opf USA right now?
What do you think about college athletes? should they be paid?
Has your position changed on Bitcoin?
Do you think USA will fall behind if there isn’t a concerted effort by the government to prop up the industry?
What are your thoughts on looking for new pieces of businesses now versus when you started off in the beginning?
Should USA be completely subsidising on electric cars like China or not?
Do you feel even a little bit of uneasiness when the price of your investments fall?
Do you see the retailer’s position getting weaker?
How is your relationship with 3G? Would you still consider additional deals with them?
What do you think about Kraft Heinz’s current status and what do you think about its future?
Can you give us an update on the healthcare initiative you took up with Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon?
How do you feel about companies who get special deals from state?
With IBM bouncing back how do you feel about getting out?
Why did you cleared out your stake in Oracle?
Why did you increase stake in JP Morgan Chase?
Why are you putting so much emphasis on Banks?
What are your thoughts on Apple’s repurchase deceleration?
Do you plan on adding to your Apple position throughout 2019?
Did you sell Apple shares?
What do you think about Bloomberg as a candidate? What do you think about Howard Schulz running as a potential third party candidate?
Do you consider yourself a democrat?
Would a strong and sustained shift to left in the fiscal and economic policy rip away at American business tailwinds moving forward?
Is S&P still the best vehicle to invest in?
Is it likely that the 10 year yeild would rise from the current levels in the loing run?
Why has housing been weaker?
What inflationary signs do you see?
What’s your take on the economy currently?
Was apming up the negotiation with China a reasonable move?
What impact will China trade talks will have on your company?
How do you determine the future course of a stock when it suffers a dip?
Do the markets look expensive?
Is Craft and Heinz underinvesting in their brand?
What changes should we expect from GEICO now since the leadership has changed?
How did Tedd Welscher and Todd Combs perform in in the past years?
How have you structured Greg Abel and Ajit Jain’s compensation structure?
Why should investor’s not look at periodic upswings and instead look at stock’s performance over the long run?
Why do you think book value isn’t as relevant as market value?
Do you think banks are doing better than they earlier used to?
Why do you think car business is good?
What according to you is a good business?
Do you think slow growth in China will carry its impact globally?
What do you think about the widening trade deficit of the US?
Would you invest in China? If not do you think you’d miss out on something good?
Can US and China resolve their differences?
Your view about US-China trade?
Does Elon Musk has the potential to do better?
Does Cyber Security pose a threat to world?
Does climate change influence Berkshire’s business?
Why are you betting on banks?
What do you think about your Berkshire partnership?
Do lower estimated EPS projection of Berkshire by financial institutions affect you?
How have Ajit Jain and Greg Abel influenced the Berkshire?
How did your shareholders benefit from tax cuts?
What’s the sum value of Berkshire?
What’s your view on General Electronics and does it look like attractive now?
Is government putting in efforts to lower drug prices?
How to improve health care?
Should tax policy be adjusted to improve income inequality?
How do you propose to reduce federal debt?
Why did you not buy stake in Amazon?
what do you think about the evolution of Branding/Retailing?
What would you advise/ask a presidential candidate?
Is a business tycoon suitable to be a President? What characteristics do you look for in a president?
What should be the government’s role in regulating buy backs?
What’s your view about insider trading happening during buy backs?
How did you identify the best price to buy back Berkshire shares?
What’s your take on a long term investment in Apple?
How often should an investor check up on his investments?
How much cash should an ordinary investor have on percentage basis?
How to face the economic variables?
How do you and Charlie Munger approach investing?
What’s your take on the slowing down of the economy?
What’s your favourite movie?
Is it worth going to business school?
What do like to have in the morning?
What is the biggest mistake people make while investing?
What’s your life advice?
What would be a piece of business advice you’d give?
What’s your definition of success?
What gadgets do you use and what do you use them for?
What do you think about the CEOs who tweet often?
Why don’t you tweet often?
Do you like the quarterly reporting system of the performance of companies?
Did increased tarriffs affect Berkshire’s businesses?
What does the economy look like?
When do you consider buying back Berkshire’s stocks?
Are stocks more attractive than bonds?
Is investing easy?
What is the ideal composition of a portfolio if one were to hold stocks and bonds?
What matters more: Price of the investment or the health of the business?