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Warren Buffett

Data di nascita: 30. Agosto 1930
Altri nomi:Уоррен Баффет

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Warren Edward Buffett è un imprenditore ed economista statunitense, soprannominato l'oracolo di Omaha. È considerato il più grande value investor di sempre. Nel 2008, secondo la rivista Forbes, è stato l'uomo più ricco del mondo, mentre nel 2015, con un patrimonio stimato di 72,7 miliardi di dollari, sarebbe il terzo uomo più ricco del mondo, dopo Bill Gates e Carlos Slim Helú, e il quarantesimo uomo più ricco di tutti i tempi. Buffett è chiamato "l'oracolo di Omaha" oppure "il mago di Omaha", per la sua sorprendente abilità negli investimenti finanziari.

È anche un notevole filantropo poiché ha promesso di impegnare il 99% del suo patrimonio in cause filantropiche, in particolare tramite la Gates Foundation. Tra i personaggi più significativi della storia della finanza, viene presentato nei suoi interventi con la formula "Ladies and Gentlemen, the legendary investor Warren Buffett".

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Frasi Warren Buffett

„Vendere i titoli quando s'è guadagnato abbastanza è come tagliare i fiori e innaffiare le erbacce.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Gianfilippo Cuneo, Così parlò Warren Buffett: lezioni per investire in Italia, Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore

„Non avete mai ragione o torto perché gli altri sono d'accordo con voi. Avete ragione perché i vostri dati sono esatti e il vostro ragionamento è corretto.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Gianfilippo Cuneo, Così parlò Warren Buffett: lezioni per investire in Italia, Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore

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„La borsa, come Nostro Signore, aiuta chi si aiuta. Ma a differenza del Signore, non perdona coloro che non sanno quello che fanno.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Mary Buffett, David Clark, I segreti di Warren Buffett. Come avere successo negli affari evitando le trappole del mercato, traduzione di T. Moroni, Lindau

„Bisogna essere pazienti: non si produce un bambino in un mese mettendo incinte nove donne.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Gianfilippo Cuneo, Così parlò Warren Buffett: lezioni per investire in Italia, Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore

„Basta avere paura quando gli altri sono avidi ed essere avidi quando gli altri hanno paura.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Mary Buffett, David Clark, I segreti di Warren Buffett. Come avere successo negli affari evitando le trappole del mercato, traduzione di T. Moroni, Lindau

„La prima regola: non perdere denaro. La seconda : non dimenticare mai la prima.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Mary Buffett, David Clark, I segreti di Warren Buffett. Come avere successo negli affari evitando le trappole del mercato, traduzione di T. Moroni, Lindau

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„Non sarà l'economia a rovinare gli investitori; saranno gli investitori stessi a farlo.“

—  Warren Buffett
citato in Mary Buffett, David Clark, I segreti di Warren Buffett. Come avere successo negli affari evitando le trappole del mercato, traduzione di T. Moroni, Lindau

„I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It is like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die. As quoted in Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investor (1997) by Janet C. Lowe, pp. 165-166

„The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U. S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. I’ve worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fate’s distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course. " My Philanthropic Pledge http://givingpledge.org/pdf/letters/Buffett_Letter.pdf" at the The Giving Pledge (2010)

„Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U. S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. I’ve worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fate’s distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course. " My Philanthropic Pledge http://givingpledge.org/pdf/letters/Buffett_Letter.pdf" at the The Giving Pledge (2010)

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„We never want to count on the kindness of strangers in order to meet tomorrow’s obligations.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: We never want to count on the kindness of strangers in order to meet tomorrow’s obligations. When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night’s sleep for the chance of extra profits. 2008 Chairman's Letter

„I call investing the greatest business in the world … because you never have to swing.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: I call investing the greatest business in the world … because you never have to swing. You stand at the plate, the pitcher throws you General Motors at 47! U. S. Steel at 39! and nobody calls a strike on you. There's no penalty except opportunity lost. All day you wait for the pitch you like; then when the fielders are asleep, you step up and hit it. Interview in Forbes magazine (1 November 1974) Variant: The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don't have to swing at everything — you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you're a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, "Swing, you bum!" 1999 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, as quoted in The Tao of Warren Buffett by Mary Buffett and David Clark p. 145

„The approach and strategies are very similar in that you gather all the information you can and then keep adding to that base of information as things develop.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: The approach and strategies are very similar in that you gather all the information you can and then keep adding to that base of information as things develop. You do whatever the probabilities indicated based on the knowledge that you have at that time, but you are always willing to modify your behaviour or your approach as you get new information. In bridge, you behave in a way that gets the best from your partner. And in business, you behave in the way that gets the best from your managers and your employees. "Buffett on Bridge" at Buffetcup.com (2013) http://archive.is/o4keX<!-- obsolete link — no longer posted at this page as of 2014·08·28: http://www.buffettcup.com/Default.aspx?tabid=69 // also quoted in "18 Reasons Why Wall Street Loves Bridge" by Lucas Kawa at Business Insider (1 January 2013) http://www.businessinsider.com/why-wall-street-plays-bridge-2012-12?op=1-->

„I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into.“

—  Warren Buffett
Context: I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I’d been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can’t run very fast. I’m not particularly strong. I’d probably end up as some wild animal’s dinner. But I was lucky enough to be born in a time and place where society values my talent, and gave me a good education to develop that talent, and set up the laws and the financial system to let me do what I love doing — and make a lot of money doing it. The least I can do is help pay for all that. To Barack Obama, as quoted in The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (2006), Ch. 5

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