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(Business Insider)   Warren Buffett selects a 28 year old blonde to chair three of his largest companies, basing his decision solely on merit. Ms. Britt "takes care of all kinds of things that come up," Mr. Buffett told college students in Omaha last month   (businessinsider.com) divider line 81
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2013-06-12 04:41:56 PM  
She makes one hell of a sammich, too.
 
2013-06-12 04:51:38 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com

Yes, you would.
 
2013-06-12 04:54:00 PM  
If Warren Buffett picked her, I'm sure he knew what he was doing, and I'm sure she's incredibly competent and brilliant.  He's not exactly in the habit of making bad decisions in these matter.  And I'm sure it was solely on merit, even if the headline seems to be sarcastically implying otherwise, because that's how he rolls.  Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his little wrinkled head rather than his big wrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):

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2013-06-12 04:55:31 PM  
Buffett is the one man on the planet that I believe would never make a decision with his junk. If he thinks she has something to offer, I would bet she does.
 
2013-06-12 04:55:33 PM  

Cyberluddite: Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his little wrinkled head rather than his big wrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):


From what I understand, Buffett pulls in way better looking tail than that.  So yeah, probably nothing to do with looks or favors.
 
2013-06-12 05:06:22 PM  
Stay classy, Subby.
 
2013-06-12 05:58:10 PM  

Cyberluddite: she's kind of a large girl, it seems


That's Omaha Waif
 
2013-06-12 06:01:19 PM  

Cyberluddite: --she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):



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2013-06-12 06:04:45 PM  
files.myopera.com

"boing"
 
2013-06-12 06:10:21 PM  
is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?
 
2013-06-12 06:13:19 PM  
Warren is an old fashioned kind of guy. He likes them with a little fat on them, or what they called them in the olden days when he was younger; "Rubenesqe".
 
2013-06-12 06:23:14 PM  

russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?


At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.
 
2013-06-12 06:32:40 PM  

Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.


Unless you think that Warren Buffett has suddenly lapsed into senility--and there's certainly no evidence of that--I think mere fact that he picked her means the chances of her being very competent, regardless of her age, are approximately 100%.  Warren certainly didn't get where he is by picking incomptent people for high-level positions within his organization.  Quite the contrary.
 
2013-06-12 06:33:41 PM  
Good thing she has cankles too support all that weight...
 
2013-06-12 06:33:43 PM  

russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?


At giving blowjobs! Amirite?

/not really a misogynist, I just play one on Fark
 
2013-06-12 06:34:43 PM  
Anyone else notice how distorted her feet are from the attempt at shoving those ham hocks into those bitty heels?
 
2013-06-12 06:35:52 PM  

russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?


Not really. She may be competent, though.
/sharp knees
 
2013-06-12 06:38:25 PM  
Just remember that Warren likes buying companies that could be run by idiots because eventually they will be.
 
2013-06-12 06:41:37 PM  

RottNDude: Anyone else notice how distorted her feet are from the attempt at shoving those ham hocks into those bitty heels?


www.paternitypains.com

Al: I hate those complaint boxes they put in at the mall. A woman comes in the shoe store today, so huge she's protected by 'Green Peace', and ask for a size-4 shoe. So I asked her if she wants to eat them there or take them home, and she has the nerve to complain about my performance.

Peggy: Honey, I complain about youre performance all the time... you don't care. Sometimes you don't even wake up.

Al: Well unlike sex with you Peg, this is important to me.
 
2013-06-12 06:41:45 PM  

russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?


No cause she's kind of an uggo unless Buffett likes harpooning whales in his free time. I'm guessing this is probably a little nepotism via cronyism.
 
2013-06-12 06:49:13 PM  

karmaceutical: Cyberluddite: --she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):


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aaand favorited.    I appreciate your sense of humor and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2013-06-12 06:51:14 PM  

ShawnDoc: Cyberluddite: Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his little wrinkled head rather than his big wrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):

From what I understand, Buffett pulls in way better looking tail than that.  So yeah, probably nothing to do with looks or favors.


What? Buffet has been with the same woman for like 45 years.
 
2013-06-12 06:55:01 PM  

Ambivalence: At 28 years old? A woman? VERY unlikely.


Fixed for actual meaning.
 
2013-06-12 06:56:47 PM  

machoprogrammer: ShawnDoc: Cyberluddite: Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his little wrinkled head rather than his big wrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):

From what I understand, Buffett pulls in way better looking tail than that.  So yeah, probably nothing to do with looks or favors.

What? Buffet has been with the same woman for like 45 years.


Who's probably better looking.
 
2013-06-12 06:56:47 PM  

russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?


She could be very competent, but I believe that something else is the driving force of her accent.  I am not suggesting that it has anything to do with sexual activities either.  In the old boy's club of Finance and Investment, she has gone from a financial assistant to chairman of 4 companies in just 4 years!?!  I don't care if you have a Harvard MBA, Yale Law Degree, and letters from Oxford and Cambridge.  Buffett is the same guy who kicked out one of his top executives whom he had been grooming for years after there was a stock trade conflict of interest.

And before anyone starts to accuse me of being a misogynist, do you think Buffett, master of the long game, would allow a man to climb that fast either?
 
2013-06-12 07:03:11 PM  

NightOwl2255: Buffett is the one man on the planet that I believe would never make a decision with his junk. If he thinks she has something to offer, I would bet she does.


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2013-06-12 07:16:58 PM  

You Idiots: machoprogrammer: ShawnDoc: Cyberluddite: Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his little wrinkled head rather than his big wrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):

From what I understand, Buffett pulls in way better looking tail than that.  So yeah, probably nothing to do with looks or favors.

What? Buffet has been with the same woman for like 45 years.

Who's probably better looking.


I see what you did there... Good point
 
2013-06-12 07:17:19 PM  

machoprogrammer: ShawnDoc: Cyberluddite: Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his little wrinkled head rather than his big wrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):

From what I understand, Buffett pulls in way better looking tail than that.  So yeah, probably nothing to do with looks or favors.

What? Buffet has been with the same woman for like 45 years.


All he has to do is sing 'Cheeseburger in Paradise' and women take off their panties and toss them at him.
 
2013-06-12 07:39:55 PM  
 
2013-06-12 07:40:14 PM  

Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.


Exactly!  There no way that 28 y.o. woman could possibly talented and competent.

/ rolls eyes
 
2013-06-12 07:45:04 PM  
Everybody drop it with the Buffet love.  It's all bullshiat.

His entire business was built around exploiting insurance tax loopholes from the 60's until the 90's.  Since then he is the epitome of the crony capitalist, investing in deals when the President literally gives him a guarantee.
 
2013-06-12 07:55:15 PM  

uselessgit: Warren is an old fashioned kind of guy. He likes them with a little fat on them, or what they called them in the olden days when he was younger; "Rubenesqe""corn fed".


Fixed...after all, we're talking Omaha here.
 
2013-06-12 08:07:06 PM  
She's curvy, cute, certainly smart, and now, probably pretty wealthy. I'd happily short her pink sheets, if you know what I mean...
 
2013-06-12 08:10:47 PM  
I think the headline should read "Country Buffet selects 28 year old woman to blah blah blah".
 
2013-06-12 08:55:26 PM  

NightOwl2255: Buffett is the one man on the planet that I believe would never make a decision with his junk.


I believe he would, just not executive selections where real money's at stake.  I don't think the guy's a god, but I figure if he boned a woman with any amount of money involved in the decision it'd be an escort, and paid her as an escort to be an escort and nothing other than an escort.
 
2013-06-12 09:03:51 PM  
She was probably less frat bro than most of the other 24 year olds who were related to someone that knows Buffett personally she was competing with.
 
2013-06-12 09:15:12 PM  

Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.


Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.
 
2013-06-12 09:18:33 PM  

DSF6969: And before anyone starts to accuse me of being a misogynist, do you think Buffett, master of the long game, would allow a man to climb that fast either?


Assuring your company has young talent is the long game.

/ Now we can start to call you a misogynist
 
2013-06-12 09:20:25 PM  

BiffDangler: Everybody drop it with the Buffet love.  It's all bullshiat.

His entire business was built around exploiting insurance tax loopholes from the 60's until the 90's.  Since then he is the epitome of the crony capitalist, investing in deals when the President literally gives him a guarantee.


That, too. Plus, he is all "Billionaires should pay more taxes", while his company exploits loopholes out the wazoo. Plus, he doesn't give his money away until he dies, while again, saying the rich should pay their share.
 
2013-06-12 09:32:46 PM  

jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.


And lucky.. you forgot lucky.
 
2013-06-12 09:35:22 PM  

machoprogrammer: while his company exploits loopholes out the wazoo


Would it be smart to ignore legal loopholes and allow his competitors to use them?
 
2013-06-12 09:39:14 PM  

AeAe: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Exactly!  There no way that 28 y.o. woman could possibly talented and competent.

/ rolls eyes


Sure a 28 year old (man or woman, I was not commenting on gender) can be talented and/or competent, but if that is all you needed many many more people would be qualified to be a CEO of a huge corporation. But it takes more than that. It takes an in depth knowledge of the industry and business that really only comes from experience.
 
2013-06-12 09:40:16 PM  

The_Eliminator: jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.

And lucky.. you forgot lucky.


Young and want to "get lucky"? Start looking for the next Apple. Hint: it won't be another e-commerce company, any more than it'll be another telcom, oil driller or PC maker. Maybe genomics? I don't know, but when another technology wave hits you'll want to pour your savings into it. How do you think your parents got rich from the 80's on? Yeah, it was the Apples of the world then...it'll be something else next.
 
2013-06-12 10:33:13 PM  

NightOwl2255: Buffett is the one man on the planet that I believe would never make a decision with his junk. If he thinks she has something to offer, I would bet she does.


He can afford to buy any escort in the world at any time. If he needs a misstress, he doesn't have to give her three companies, or even a desk.
 
2013-06-12 10:54:59 PM  
Ambivalence:
Sure a 28 year old (man or woman, I was not commenting on gender) can be talented and/or competent, but if that is all you needed many many more people would be qualified to be a CEO of a huge corporation. But it takes more than that. It takes an in depth knowledge of the industry and business that really only comes from experience.

After seeing what the older generation has done to our economy by gutting our manufacturing capacity, shipping every job they possibly can overseas and generally being dicks to the stateside employees that do remain, all for the sake of a quarter point rise in the stock price, I'm OK with letting somebody with a little less experience farking everyone over have a shot at it.

/Somehow I imagine business school teaches that as the only way to do things anymore
//We're screwed, aren't we?
 
2013-06-12 11:02:16 PM  
Yeah, but how disappointed do you think she was when she found out she wasn't going to be working for a buffet?
 
2013-06-12 11:20:46 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Harvard MBA?
Note to self: Start shorting Berkshire if she's promoted to CEO.


If she's getting anywhere with Warren it's because she's teachable. I'd like to teach her a few things in the bedroom yada yada.

What can I say, I'm always worried I'll break skinny chicks. What I really want's an WNBA player.
 
2013-06-12 11:29:01 PM  

Uzzah: cute


nnnnnnnnnnope
 
2013-06-13 12:24:02 AM  
Ms. Britt "takes care of all kinds of things that come up," Mr. Buffett told college students in Omaha last month

Penis.
 
2013-06-13 12:56:12 AM  

machoprogrammer: What? Buffet has been with the same woman for like 45 years.


Yeah, but for the first 27 he was still married.
/I'm not saying he's boinking this girl, but his love life has been strange.
 
2013-06-13 01:01:29 AM  
At the financial services company I used to work at the best money manager at the firm started out as a lowly research assistant out of CUNY making $12/hr. Five years later he had made partner. Some people just have the knack.
 
2013-06-13 01:40:06 AM  

mysticcat: Yes, you would.


No, GTFO
 
2013-06-13 02:54:03 AM  

mysticcat: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 426x640]

Yes, you would.


True.

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2013-06-13 02:58:36 AM  

Ambivalence: AeAe: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Exactly!  There no way that 28 y.o. woman could possibly talented and competent.

/ rolls eyes

Sure a 28 year old (man or woman, I was not commenting on gender) can be talented and/or competent, but if that is all you needed many many more people would be qualified to be a CEO of a huge corporation. But it takes more than that. It takes an in depth knowledge of the industry and business that really only comes from experience.


After many years of business, particularly working in Finance now, I am constantly amazed at how much the average American idolizes the mythological traits of the "CEO".

Truly, these men are generally of slightly above average intelligence and normal insight. Running a company from a c-level position is relatively straightforward. To me, these men and women are more like overpaid "rock stars" in our culture, much like professional athletes - with the difference being that the athletes overall performance contributes heavily to the bottom line of their teams. I really don't believe the same is true for the CEO (with the rare exception of men like Jobs and Gates who actually started out as entrepreneurs, which is an entirely different kettle of fish)
 
2013-06-13 05:52:42 AM  
She's not even hot. Why the hell should I care?
 
2013-06-13 07:08:04 AM  
Is the article gone or is this just another subby, admin fail?  The internet really isn't that hard. What are you people, Idiots?
 
2013-06-13 07:10:49 AM  

DSF6969: driving force of her accent.


probably wherever she grew up. unless it's the midwest; they always say the midwest accent is the "lack of accent"...
 
2013-06-13 07:25:15 AM  

Ambivalence: AeAe: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Exactly!  There no way that 28 y.o. woman could possibly talented and competent.

/ rolls eyes

Sure a 28 year old (man or woman, I was not commenting on gender) can be talented and/or competent, but if that is all you needed many many more people would be qualified to be a CEO of a huge corporation. But it takes more than that. It takes an in depth knowledge of the industry and business that really only comes from experience.


Having worked at a major company whose CEO ended up having made up his college education, his experience and references to be hired for the position, held it for several years and watch as a major competitor with an actual "qualified" CEO completely collapsed, I seriously doubt that there is anything magical about "qualified" candidates for such positions

Most CEOs of major companies are caretakers, moving from company to company because institutional memory is so 1970's and today we have policies requiring replacement every 4-5 years at most to keep things fresh.

when a con man is a better CEO than the guy with the degree and the experience, it calls into question the value of such things.
 
2013-06-13 07:27:22 AM  
Why does it matter that she is blonde?

She must be a ditz?
 
2013-06-13 07:41:25 AM  

machoprogrammer: BiffDangler: Everybody drop it with the Buffet love.  It's all bullshiat.

His entire business was built around exploiting insurance tax loopholes from the 60's until the 90's.  Since then he is the epitome of the crony capitalist, investing in deals when the President literally gives him a guarantee.

That, too. Plus, he is all "Billionaires should pay more taxes", while his company exploits loopholes out the wazoo. Plus, he doesn't give his money away until he dies, while again, saying the rich should pay their share.


It's the whole "  there is no controlling legal authority ." way of doing things.

Just as this lazy dodge of turning his fortune over to the Gates and their love affair with funding NGO's.

 Hey Warren! Go find a piss poor area in the USA and build a factory or engineering college for the Compton black youth and W. Virginia rural whites (rednecks).

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2013-06-13 08:00:27 AM  
I was going to make an "oh, but are you experienced?" reference, but then I realized that by the time Jimi Hendrix was her age, he was already famous and dead, undermining my point.
 
2013-06-13 08:04:11 AM  
You guys who think these rich, powerful men would stoop so low and take such a risk to bag these heifers are crazy. Never gonna happen.
i3.mirror.co.uk
 
2013-06-13 09:14:39 AM  
CEO's never put their whores in postion of real power, they'll be placed in PR, Event Planning or Marketing.
 
2013-06-13 10:25:21 AM  

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: machoprogrammer: BiffDangler: Everybody drop it with the Buffet love.  It's all bullshiat.

His entire business was built around exploiting insurance tax loopholes from the 60's until the 90's.  Since then he is the epitome of the crony capitalist, investing in deals when the President literally gives him a guarantee.

That, too. Plus, he is all "Billionaires should pay more taxes", while his company exploits loopholes out the wazoo. Plus, he doesn't give his money away until he dies, while again, saying the rich should pay their share.

It's the whole "  there is no controlling legal authority ." way of doing things.

Just as this lazy dodge of turning his fortune over to the Gates and their love affair with funding NGO's.

 Hey Warren! Go find a piss poor area in the USA and build a factory or engineering college for the Compton black youth and W. Virginia rural whites (rednecks).

[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 215x235]


Berkshire Hathaway owns many companies with large numbers of factories in all parts of the United States, as well as employing a lot of non-factory employees throughout the US.  Their overseas investments are quite limited.
 
2013-06-13 11:11:52 AM  

BiffDangler: Everybody drop it with the Buffet love.  It's all bullshiat.

His entire business was built around exploiting insurance tax loopholes from the 60's until the 90's.  Since then he is the epitome of the crony capitalist, investing in deals when the President literally gives him a guarantee.


THANK YOU!

At last, someone else noticed...

I get downvoted on trading sites for posting these two graphs... which is beyond bizarre to me, because they're hard data, easily confirmed, and they tell a very clear tale:

Berkshire Hathaway used to be a very good investment, but in the last 5 years (including the 2008 meltdown) it has done nothing - nothing - but follow the Dow/S&P/US market. (Yes, it's ahead by 10% in the last few months, but it's also been behind by 10% a helluva lot.)
 
2013-06-13 11:17:53 AM  

machoprogrammer: Plus, he doesn't give his money away until he dies, while again, saying the rich should pay their share.


He lives in a modest house (3 bedrooms? Something weirdly small for a millionaire, much less a billionaire) and drives a car any middle-class family could afford. He isn't spending his money; he's investing it.

So, he could either jump through hoops like a trained doggy for asswipe knowitalls on Fark like you, or he could maximize the money he will eventually donate.

And he will. No one who knows a goddamned thing about Mr. Buffet would believe he'd torpedo his image and legacy with an 11th-hour hypocritical turnaround.
 
2013-06-13 11:22:26 AM  

TwistedFark: Ambivalence: AeAe: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Exactly!  There no way that 28 y.o. woman could possibly talented and competent.

/ rolls eyes

Sure a 28 year old (man or woman, I was not commenting on gender) can be talented and/or competent, but if that is all you needed many many more people would be qualified to be a CEO of a huge corporation. But it takes more than that. It takes an in depth knowledge of the industry and business that really only comes from experience.

After many years of business, particularly working in Finance now, I am constantly amazed at how much the average American idolizes the mythological traits of the "CEO".


After many years of business in the US, I am amazed at exactly the same thing.   These guys aren't any smarter than the average bear, and many of them are quite a bit dumber.  What they are is *well connected.*  It's not about what you know, because anyone can know that.  It's about who you know.

For example, if you're a pretty bright 28 year old with a Harvard MBA, *and you know Warren Buffet,* you too, might be a CEO soon.
 
2013-06-13 11:25:02 AM  
BolloxReader:

when a con man is a better CEO than the guy with the degree and the experience, it calls into question the value of such things.

The last company I worked at was founded and headed up by a guy who could not stand MBA's.  He'd openly state things like "Have you ever noticed the biggest dumb asses here are all the one's with an MBA?"  Which was particularly amusing when he was asking proud MBA holders.

I'd work for that guy again.
 
2013-06-13 11:35:18 AM  
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2013-06-13 12:20:47 PM  
If Warren Buffett picked her, I'm sure he knew what he was doing, and I'm sure she's incredibly competent and brilliant.  He's not exactly in the habit of making bad decisions in these matter.  And I'm sure it  was solely on merit, even if the headline seems to be sarcastically implying otherwise, because that's how he rolls.  Not to mention that, she's not exactly a smokin' hottie that would suddenly cause Mr. Buffett to think with his  littlewrinkled head rather than his  bigwrinkled head--she's kind of a large girl, it seems (on the right in the pic below):.She looks like a cornfed husker!
 
2013-06-13 01:49:05 PM  

jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.

Why use Steve Jobs and not Richest Man in the World Bill Gates, who became a billionaire at 28?
 
2013-06-13 02:43:05 PM  
Somewhere in those companies' leadership there's a highly experience black man who's been there for decades. Experienced, credentialed, and educated.

And deep down inside, even though he meets with him regularly, he knows why warren didn't pick him.
 
2013-06-13 02:58:27 PM  
Rupert Murdoch's Gal Pal Friday was a red head.

Unfortunately, somebody had to be thrown to the wolves over this media spying scandal, so out she went on her pretty face.

Comparing the two women, I'd have to say that Warren Buffet was not screening his candidates solely on looks. Competence probably counted for a lot.  And Rupert Murdoch was not screening his executives solely on ruthlessness. Countenance probably counted for a lot. It's not enough to be the Wicked Witch of the East. You have to look like a Wicked Witch of the East. A really hot Wicked Witch of the East, like in the new movie about the Wizard of Oz (no relation to Murdoch), Oz the Great and Powerful.

I haven't seen it yet, but probably will some day, possibly on the web.

If it starred a toad instead of Pretty Boy Franco, it might be regarded as a roman-à-clé.
 
2013-06-13 03:55:03 PM  

subotai54: jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.
Why use Steve Jobs and not Richest Man in the World Bill Gates, who became a billionaire at 28?



Those are both people who started their own companies,  Starting your own company is a whole different ballgame than being promoted up into executive positions.
 
2013-06-13 04:02:26 PM  

TheManMythLegend: subotai54: jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.
Why use Steve Jobs and not Richest Man in the World Bill Gates, who became a billionaire at 28?


Those are both people who started their own companies,  Starting your own company is a whole different ballgame than being promoted up into executive positions.


How so? The person is either competent enough to run a large corporate entity or they are not. It doesn't matter if they've been CEO since the company had only two employees or they were promoted to the position. They can either led the company or they can't.
 
2013-06-13 04:19:36 PM  

max_pooper: TheManMythLegend: subotai54: jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.
Why use Steve Jobs and not Richest Man in the World Bill Gates, who became a billionaire at 28?


Those are both people who started their own companies,  Starting your own company is a whole different ballgame than being promoted up into executive positions.

How so? The person is either competent enough to run a large corporate entity or they are not. It doesn't matter if they've been CEO since the company had only two employees or they were promoted to the position. They can either led the company or they can't.



Because they became wealthy though the increasing value of their creations.  Of wich at least early on they owned the majority of the equity,  so they only had to entruct themselves.

To become a CEO of a company you do not own you are asking the "owners"  or shareholders of the company to trust you with their investment.

My guess in a traditional company where there are hundreds or thousands of shareholders who have no direct knowledge of her skills or competency she would not have risen so fast, but sinse Warren Buffet is Bershire,  she really only has to convince him.
 
2013-06-13 04:27:10 PM  

TheManMythLegend: max_pooper: TheManMythLegend: subotai54: jaytkay: Ambivalence: russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?

At 28 years old? VERY unlikely.

Steve Jobs was 21 at the introduction of the Apple I.

He was 25 when Apple went public, selling $100M in shares.

Some people are born freakishly competent.
Why use Steve Jobs and not Richest Man in the World Bill Gates, who became a billionaire at 28?


Those are both people who started their own companies,  Starting your own company is a whole different ballgame than being promoted up into executive positions.

How so? The person is either competent enough to run a large corporate entity or they are not. It doesn't matter if they've been CEO since the company had only two employees or they were promoted to the position. They can either led the company or they can't.


Because they became wealthy though the increasing value of their creations.  Of wich at least early on they owned the majority of the equity,  so they only had to entruct themselves.

To become a CEO of a company you do not own you are asking the "owners"  or shareholders of the company to trust you with their investment.

My guess in a traditional company where there are hundreds or thousands of shareholders who have no direct knowledge of her skills or competency she would not have risen so fast, but sinse Warren Buffet is Bershire,  she really only has to convince him.



You don't have to be the founder of a company to increase its value though your input.
 
2013-06-13 05:09:33 PM  

Broom: Berkshire Hathaway used to be a very good investment, but in the last 5 years (including the 2008 meltdown) it has done nothing - nothing - but follow the Dow/S&P/US market. (Yes, it's ahead by 10% in the last few months, but it's also been behind by 10% a helluva lot.)


What that says to me is that Berkshire Hathaway is still a _good_ investment, although not a _high-yield_ investment.

Financial business has become a lot less predictable since the collapse of Lehman Bros; there's still a very real risk that new regulatory efforts could fundamentally affect the way BH operates.  Rather than do something drastic and perhaps suffer for it, better to play it conservatively and ride it out until the storm has passed.

/and Republicans are back in the majority.
 
2013-06-13 05:28:46 PM  

poot_rootbeer: /and Republicans are back in the majority.


Did you see the headline this morning that more whites died last year than were born? The Census Bureau says it came 10 years early...so good luck with that whole Republicans back in the majority thingie.
 
2013-06-13 05:30:30 PM  

russlar: is it possible, just maybe, that in addition to being attractive, she just might be competent?


She might be competent, but she's sure as hell not attractive.
 
2013-06-13 09:25:37 PM  

poot_rootbeer: Broom: Berkshire Hathaway used to be a very good investment, but in the last 5 years (including the 2008 meltdown) it has done nothing - nothing - but follow the Dow/S&P/US market. (Yes, it's ahead by 10% in the last few months, but it's also been behind by 10% a helluva lot.)

What that says to me is that Berkshire Hathaway is still a _good_ investment, although not a _high-yield_ investment.

Financial business has become a lot less predictable since the collapse of Lehman Bros; there's still a very real risk that new regulatory efforts could fundamentally affect the way BH operates.  Rather than do something drastic and perhaps suffer for it, better to play it conservatively and ride it out until the storm has passed.

/and Republicans are back in the majority.


For 5 years we've had amazing returns. 5 years is a looooong time for a fund manager to sit on his hands and ride the market with no real direction.

And this giant mess started during GOP management, but I'm sure you'll find a way to blame it all on the Dems, anyway.
 
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