Warren Buffett

  • How Obama manages

    He runs a tight ship, based on a few simple rules.

    By Jia Lynn Yang

    This is a sidebar that ran with What Obama Means for Business in the July 2, 2008 issue of Fortune.

    FORTUNE -- No drama. When Barack Obama was selecting his closest advisors, he told each person he wanted zero drama -- meaning no back­stabbing, damaging media leaks, or anything that would detract from the campaign. To do that, he picked a MORE

    Nov 21, 2012 11:26 AM ET
  • Riders on the storm

    Wells Fargo avoided the reckless tactics of other banks and quietly built a powerhouse in the West. Now its takeover of Wachovia makes it a national force, but how much toxic waste is aboard the stagecoach?

    By Adam Lashinsky

    This story is from the May 4, 2009 issue of Fortune. It is the full text of an article excerpted in Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, a Fortune MORE

    Nov 21, 2012 11:25 AM ET
  • The wit and wisdom of Warren Buffett

    While Warren Buffett was growing larger than life, Fortune had a front-row seat.

    By Carol J. Loomis

    FORTUNE -- Fortune met Warren Buffett by accident in 1966. I was writing an investing article about another man, Alfred Winslow Jones, who wasn't famous at that moment, but was about to be because of the article. Jones was running something called a hedge fund, and Fortune's description of what that was and how MORE

    Nov 19, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Warren Buffett, the people's businessperson: Act two

    For the second year in a row, Fortune readers have chosen Buffett as their Businessperson of the Year.

    FORTUNE -- After five rounds of voting, with 32 contenders over the course of one week, the people have spoken, and they have called for the Oracle. The winner of Fortune's Businessperson of the Year, reader's choice edition, is Warren Buffett, for the second year in a row.

    Last year, the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) MORE

    - Nov 16, 2012 7:54 AM ET
  • The secrets of See's Candies

    Warren Buffett calls it a "dream business." Cher, Bill Gates, and millions of Californians love it. Now CEO Brad Kinstler is ready to take the quaint candy maker east. Will it work?

    By Daniel Roberts, reporter

    FORTUNE -- The plant workers of See's Candies start arriving each day at 4 a.m. In Los Angeles and San Francisco they stand at their stations and drizzle fondant onto maple pecan bonbons or count MORE

    Aug 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Warren and Charlie and the chocolate factory

    For a feature about See's Candies, our reporter had the opportunity to sit down with business legends Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger in a single two-day period -- he won't soon forget it.

    By Daniel Roberts, reporter

    FORTUNE -- In response to a formal email about setting up a sit-down interview with Charlie Munger, his assistant simply wrote: "Charlie says to come over tomorrow at 8:30."

    It wasn't what I had expected. MORE

    Aug 22, 2012 5:00 AM ET
  • Should you charge for lunch dates?

    People whose brains have been picked to death often wind up feeling like they are just being used. As a result, many are now charging for lunch dates. By Ji Hyun Lee

    Jun 26, 2012 10:51 AM ET
  • 60 seconds to pitch Warren Buffett your business plan

    Finalists at Rice University's Business Plan Competition were given 60 seconds to pitch their business to an imaginary Buffett on Thursday. Out of the 43 pitches we heard, here are Fortune's favorites.

    By Anne VanderMey, reporter

    FORTUNE -- Hundreds of students, business leaders, and investors crammed into the Shell Auditorium at Rice University on Thursday evening to watch the Rice Business Plan Competition elevator pitch contest, arguably the most dramatic event at the MORE

    Apr 13, 2012 5:08 PM ET
  • Warren Buffett: The people's Businessperson of the Year

    Bezos may be on fire, but the Oracle wins in the end. By Shelley DuBois

    Nov 17, 2011 12:22 PM ET
  • How to rebuild our nation's roads and rails

    America's infrastructure is sorely lacking. Matt Rose, CEO of Burlington Northern Railroad, offers solutions.

    By Nina Easton, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- Amid all the bitter wrangling between big business and the White House, there is one point of agreement: the need to rebuild the nation's roads, bridges, and rails. The U.S. has fallen from eight to 16 on the World Economic Forum's infrastructure rating; one bipartisan report cites a $200 billion annual shortfall just MORE

    Nov 11, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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