In the February 2011 edition of Vanity Fair Magazine there’s an article about Warren Buffet, the legendary value-investor, called “Mr. Warren’s Confession.”
It is no secret the Mr. Buffet is a down-to-earth guy. It shows in the car he drives (so unremarkable the reporter couldn’t remember the brand), the place he lives (Omaha as opposed to Wall Street) and the fact that there’s no security around him whatsoever.
He’s also fun and easy to talk to. The reporter is with him for 11 hours and he still stays affable. Maybe it has to do with the course he did in 1951 “How To Win Friends and Influence People.” The certificate still hangs above the couch in his office.
Mr. Buffett saw the benefits of communicating well with others early on. And if it works for Buffett …