Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist Topics for Discussion

Roger Lowenstein
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Warren Buffett committed himself to companies "forever." In today's economic picture, is this still a wise course of action? Why or why not?

Given the collapse of Enron and, more recently, Bears-Stearns, how might an investor have foreseen these crises, using Buffett's approach to investment?

Computerized "day trading" is a recent phenomenon. Discuss the probable comments Buffett might make about this activity and those involved in on-line investing.

If you were Warren Buffett, how would your personal last will and testament read?

Discuss the pros and cons of Buffett's parenting philosophy. Comment specifically on his approach to making his children "independent" and to his beliefs about leaving inheritance to them.

Buffett's pet causes in the 1980's were disarmament and population control. What might they be today and why?

Buffett always advised that one should never invest in a business whose activity he does not...

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