Posts Tagged ‘Oracle of Omaha’

What’s the Best Nickname for Warren Buffett?

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Visitor's Guide Cover 2017This year’s annual meeting theme is a definite nod to one of Warren Buffett’s nicknames. He’s often referred to as the “Wizard of Omaha,” and this theme definitely has a yellow brick road, there’s-no-place-like-home feel going to it.

Omaha’s Buffett-focused reporter, The Omaha World-Herald’s Steve Jordon, is apparently not a fan of that nickname. In his column last week, he noted his preference of a nickname.
“Personally, I prefer “Oracle,” but that’s tougher to show in a drawing”. – Steve Jordon, Omaha World-Herald reporter
So what do you think? Do you have a nickname you use for our esteemed Chairman? Take our poll to vote on your favorite, or submit your suggestion for a nickname for Mr. Buffett!


Not attending the Berkshire Hathaway meeting?

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

But still interested in what the Oracle of Omaha has to say?

Look to these links below for live coverage of the meeting. And then check back here all day as we update, too!

The Omaha World-Herald Live Coverage by Ross Boettcher

Wall Street Journal’s Deal Journal

Morningstar’s Annual Meeting coverage

The Motley Fool: Live from Omaha

And you should follow the conversation on Twitter… just search for #BRK2011. We’re tweeting @borsheimsbrk and would love to chat with you, too!

 

Warren Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders Coming Saturday

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be released this Saturday morning (February 26). Other websites call the letter eagerly anticipated, vital for business theory, full of zingers and required reading. We agree with all those assessments.

We’ll be reading it the same time you are, and then we’ll post the highlights here.

And if you have questions for Mr. Buffett after reading the letter, we know how you can ask him! No – we don’t have his personal phone number, but Becky Quick of CNBC might! She’s visiting with the Oracle of Omaha next week and wants you to help come up with some questions. See the article from CNBC here.

Happy reading!

Warren Buffett Pictures

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Warren plays BridgeHello Berkshire Weekenders,

We were lucky enough to have Warren stop by Borsheims again this year for a little Sunday afternoon fun. Warren dropped in and watched a few table tennis matches. Ariel Hsing, top-ranked US table tennis player, took on competitors from about 1 p.m. till 3 p.m. She also brought Warren an extra large chocolate bar as a treat.

Warren then went upstairs to play a little bridge with one of his old friends and partners, Sharon Warren enjoys a cherry cokeOsberg. He was never without his trademark smile and a can of cherry coke. Thank you Warren for stopping by and thank you to all the shareholders who make this weekend the exciting event that it is.

Check out hundreds more exclusive Warren Buffett and Bill Gates photos on our Flickr page. You can download and share all the photos on our page for free. Check it out today. Enjoy!

Hope you had a great time this year. I know I did,
Bill, the blogger

Berkshire Meeting Questions

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Hello Weekenders,

As Berkshire Weekend approaches, it seems as if the whole world is looking for a little bit of Warren Buffett’s wisdom. Everyone seems to have questions for the “Oracle of Omaha.” Well shareholders, this weekend is your chance to get your questions answered! The Q & A period with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger will begin at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday. It will last until 2010 Visitor's Guidearound 3:30 p.m. with an hour lunch break at noon.

The format for asking questions is a little different this year than it has been in the past, so I thought that I would share the format style with all of our readers. The following description comes from the 2010 Visitor’s Guide:
Financial journalists from organizations representing newspapers, magazines and television will participate in the question-and-answer period, asking Charlie and me questions that shareholders have submitted by e-mail. The journalists and their e-mail addresses are: Carol Loomis, of Fortune, who may be emailed at cloomis@fortunemail.com; Becky Quick, of CNBC, at BerkshireQuestions@cnbc.com, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, of The New York Times, at arsorkin@nytimes.com. From the questions submitted, each journalist will choose the dozen or so he or she decides are the most interesting and important. (In your e-mail, let the journalist know if you would like your name mentioned if your question is selected.)

Neither Charlie nor I will get so much as a clue about the questions to be asked. We know the journalists will pick some tough ones and that’s the way we like it. We will have a drawing at 8:15 at each of the 13 microphones for those shareholders wishing to ask questions themselves. At the meeting, I will alternate the questions asked by the journalists with those from the winning shareholders. We’ve added 30 minutes to the question time and will probably have time for about 30 questions from each group.

Microphone Manners
When asking a question from a microphone zone, please:
  • State your name and hometown.
  • Ask your question promptly – speak loud & clear.
  • Do not ask more than one question or attempt to “bundle” several questions together.
  • Do not ask what we are buying or selling. Even if the information is public, we do not discuss how we arrive at our decisions. Any other subjects are fair game.
So, make sure to get your questions mailed in ahead of time.

See you Saturday morning,

Bill, the blogger