- Warren Buffett gave investing advice to Bob Woodward, purchased Microsoft stock after meeting Bill Gates, and struck a $37 billion deal thanks to a chance meeting, he told David Rubenstein in “How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.”
- The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO also touched on railroads, his annual shareholder letters, his retirement plans, and his company’s future in the interview with the co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group.
- Scroll down to read Buffett’s 10 best quotes from the discussion.
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Warren Buffett gave investing advice to investigative journalist Bob Woodward, bought 100 Microsoft shares after meeting Bill Gates, and made a $37 billion acquisition because of a chance encounter, he told David Rubenstein in an interview for “How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers.”
Rubenstein, the cofounder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, published the book in September. He spoke to Buffett, a billionaire investor and the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, in 2016.
Here are Buffett’s 10 best quotes from the interview:
1. “The railroad business had a bad century. They’re kind of like the Chicago Cubs. Everybody has a bad century now and then” — on Berkshire’s purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in 2009.
2. “I bought 100 shares just to keep track of what this young kid was doing” — on his early relationship with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Buffett likely spent less than