Here's what Warren Buffett's saying on Twitter
The Oracle of Omaha has sent 2 messages ahead of Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting this weekend.
To be fair, Buffett is busy preparing for this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) annual meeting, dubbed the "Woodstock of capitalism," and has better things to do than mix it up with his tweeps (slang for Twitter followers). Thus far, the billionaire has said the following: "Warren is in the house" and "Read my new essay on why women are key to America's prosperity."
These tweets are straightforward and direct, just like the Oracle of Omaha. And Buffett probably wrote them all by himself. The billionaire is one of the few executives in the Fortune 500 who doesn't have a phalanx of pubic relations people scripting his every utterance. Reporters who want a comment from him must leave a message with his secretary, Debbie Bosanek.
Moreover, he seems to actually like dealing with the media. He's on CNBC so often that the Comcast-owned (CMCSA) network should invite him to its holiday party, if it doesn't do so already.
He likes give-and-take banter so much that he allows shareholders to quiz him and partner Charlie Munger every year. Most of the queries are softballs, however, and Buffett has grown so tired of it that this year he is pressing reporters to ask him tougher questions. Buffett even invited Doug Kass, one of the few pundits who has ever dared to publicly predict that Berkshire's shares will fall.
Buffett's approach to investing is for the long-term, perhaps forever, some might say. In some ways, that philosophy is the antithesis of the instant communication that Twitter enables. Buffett is a famous technophobe, but he should be able to get the hang of Twitter. Heck, he may even want to buy the company. Its $7 billion market valuation would barely put a dent in his sizable fortune.
--Jonathan Berr does not own shares of the listed stocks. Follow him on Twitter @jdberr.
If the sour puss Republicans were smart enough to buy his stock they`ld
be rich instead of bitter.
I was gonna tweet the Old Bird, forgot my account number and password...
Wanna have coffee WB?...re-tog
There's your Greatest Investor; a Corporate Welfare Government Trout Feeding Queen
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