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I saw this article by David Olive of the Toronto Star today that highlights Warren Buffett’s inconsistencies between his investment approach ¬†in principle, and in practice.

Some highlights are:

  • He said not to buy banks, because of their ability to ¬†doctor their numbers so much, as we saw with the financial meltdown of 2007-2009 and beyond, yet is a major investor in several banks.
  • He said not to make acquisitions with undervalued company stock, yet did exactly that with his company’s largest ever acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe, for $26.4 billion.
  • He called financial derivatives “weapons of financial mass destruction,” yet invested in them heavily and subjected shareholders to $4.6 billion in associated losses in 2008.

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