Warren Buffett is Weird

Warren Buffett is weird. And the only way to truly appreciate his weirdness is to come out to Omaha for the annual ‘Woodstock of Capitalism’ – the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. Last night at the dinner kicking off my CEO workshop one of the CEOs introduced himself by talking about how we first met at… Read more »

Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Lesson

About 99% of American management thinks that if they’re wonderful doing one thing that they’ll be wonderful at doing something else. – Warren Buffett   As I sit here in Omaha preparing for our sold-out CEO workshop tomorrow – Leadership Lessons from Warren Buffett – I am reflecting on this quote above about overconfidence and… Read more »

Slow Robot?

Are robots going to take your job tomorrow? Will massive unemployment due to robots become the norm in the United States soon? Marc Andreessen, Tim O’Reilly, and many other prominent tech/Silicon Valley leaders fear/hope the answer could be yes and are proposing a universal basic income (UBI) – i.e. a program where we send checks to all Americans… Read more »

Peter Thiel couldn’t be more wrong

No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. Gillette just announced that they are dropping their prices 20% after losing significant market share. Their position has eroded from 70% of the market in 2010 to just over 50% last year. That’s an astounding change. What happened? And what does this have to do with Peter Thiel?… Read more »

Party like it’s 1999?

No – not yet. I’d say it’s more like 1996. In the development of the next bubble, we are at the Yahoo or Netscape going public moment, which was in 1996. But, yes, another bubble is in the early stages of brewing. And it’s around data and machine learning – with some social and mobile… Read more »