The Unlikely Strategy Behind Buffetts Investments in Encyclopedias

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Warren Buffett has eclectic taste in companionships. Along with vast, thriving organizations such as Geico and the BNSF Railway, he’s accumulated a collect of head-scratchers. There’s a bowling shoe symbol, a manufacturer of vacuum cleaner purses, roughly three dozen newspapers, and vehicle manufacturers of Ginsu knives. Then there’s World Book. Formerly sold to millions of […]

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Everybody Wants to Invest Like Buffett. Heres What It Takes

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A few years ago, private equity overseers were flourishing tired of sitting on the sidelines, watching Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway make landmark investments in Kraft Heinz and BNSF Railway. They wanted to get into the game. To play, they would need to give themselves lots of time–decades, in fact–and as near-to-permanent asset as we are […]

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