If You Could Meet Warren Buffett And Ask Him One Question…

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 10.07.2011 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (6 Comments)

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What would that question be and what kind of action you could take? I will go up first. I would ask Warren:

“If You Had Money To Invest With One Money Manager Or Fund, Who Would That Be And Why?”

I know, I know, that could technically be seen as being two separate questions but I’d take a shot with that and chances are that he would answer. I would probably want to specify that I’m looking for an answer that would exclude Berkshire Hathaway. Not that I don’t believe in the company (I actually think that might be the best dividend play, oddly enough) but simply that it would be difficult to get his honest answer if he can name his own company. Why this rather than asking him about a specific stock. Because the strength of Buffett has been consistence in finding undervalued stocks. He has not been perfect and asking him about a specific stock would it much more likely to get a wrong opinion.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the following:

-What would you ask Warren Buffett?
-What are your thoughts on his answer?
-Is there anyone else you would like to meet to ask one question?

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  1. Comment by Zavi — October 7, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    haha I’m guessing he would say: I will invest definitely in myself, because why confide my money when I can do it myself!

    One question I would ask to Mr. Jobs, what is your greatest accomplishment and what is your greatest professional regret? I think this is a tough question, even for me, but I would like to hear his story.

    It was reading articles on him and what a great person he was. He was a creative, brilliant and passionate man. We all going to miss him.

  2. Comment by Bret @ Hope to Prosper — October 10, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    I respect Warren Buffett for his candor and integrity. It seems like so many CEOs and business leaders today are heartless, slimy and egotistical. They seem more interested in scamming their customers than creating anything of value.

    I would ask Warren, “If there was any one thing you could have done differently, what would it be and why?”

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  4. Comment by Intelligent Speculator — October 13, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    @Zavi – Haha, that is exactly why I would put restrictions on his answer:) But yes, I’m sure he thinks that he and Charlie are the best and that the next ones are their recent hires:)

    @Bret – That would certainly be very interesting, would you be hoping for an answer about a specific investment or more in general? I read about one of his biggest investment mistakes being not selling Coca-Cola (KO) like a decade ago, but it’s always so much easier to say those in restrospect.

  5. Comment by Bret @ Hope to Prosper — October 14, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I was thinking more about his life than his investments.

    I remember Warren saying his biggest investment mistake was selling Disney way back in the ’60s.

  6. Comment by IS — October 14, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    @Bret – That would be very interesting to hear, I agree, could be something unexpected.

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