Warren Buffett's thoughts
ABWA – acquisitions by walking around
In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (March 1, 1996) for Year 1995, Warren Buffett said: “A few years back, management consultants popularized a technique called “management by walking around” (MBWA). At Berkshire, we’ve instituted ABWA (acquisitions by walking around).” What is this ABWA that Mr Buffett was talking about? “In May 1994, a week…
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Who is Philip Fisher?
American stock investor Philip Arthur Fisher (September 8, 1907 – March 11, 2004) was best known as the author of the investment guide book known as Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. The book has the reputation of staying in print since it first published in 1958. Philip Fisher’ is said to have begun his career in…
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Warren Buffett: French cuisine or take-out chicken?
Is a corporation trying to attract shareholders akin to a restaurant trying to attract potential customers? In his letter dated March 3, 1980 for FY1979 to Berkshire Hathaway stakeholders, Warren Buffett said: “Phil Fisher, a respected investor and author, once likened the policies of the corporation in attracting shareholders to those of a restaurant attracting…
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