Why CEOs Shouldn’t Forecast Earnings

(June 6, 2018) Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon call for companies to stop issuing short-term earnings forecasts because pressure to them often leads to dangerous actions that can hurt a company’s long-term health. In this taped interview for “Squawk Box” that aired on June 7, they also reveal that a CEO has... Continue Reading →

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Pilot Flying J Acquisition

(October 3, 2017) On the morning Berkshire Hathaway’s deal to buy Pilot Flying J is announced, Warren Buffett and Jimmy Haslam, the truck stop operator’s CEO, appear live on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to explain how the companies got together. Buffett also covers the high-flying stock market and his reaction to the Wells Fargo scandal.

On Successor Salary

(May 6, 2017) Warren Buffett famously receives only $100,000 a year to be Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO. But what about the next person to have that job?

Why Buffett does not Talk his Book

(May 2, 2015) On Wall Street, people commonly talk up their investments to cause stock prices to rise. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett explains why Berkshire doesn’t engage in this practice.

2014 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

Buffett explains why he, as a member of Coca-Cola’s board, abstained on a vote approving an executive compensation plan he thought was “excessive.” He also argues that CEO’s salaries should be kept secret, criticizes some activist investors for their short-term goals, and rejects the view that corporate taxes are too high. Prior to the 2014... Continue Reading →

CEO Salary Negotiation

(May 5, 2007) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger criticize how companies determine CEO compensation, saying the process disproportionately benefits the CEOs.

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