Comments on: Berkshire’s repellent shareholders http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: dodgestreet http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-25477 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:10:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-25477 Eisenberg did not inherit his stock. He purchased it himself.

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By: dodgestreet http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-25476 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:53:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-25476 The story above regarding ungrateful shareholders is interesting and informative but meanspirited. It does not reflect the majority of shareholders. To reiterate the above comments, Talia’s father invested in Berkshire by himself long after his own father had died. This was decades after Mr. Buffett’s mega-successful partnership was created when Berkshire was still under 1000 a share.

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By: dodgestreet http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-25475 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 23:46:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-25475 Maybe right about some of the above but Talia’s father did NOT inherit the vast proportion of his BRK shares. He purchased them well after the death of his father after a windfall he created as a result of the historic move in silver prices. Call him lucky, but he is not as characterized. Other than that, I leave the rest to the reader of the article’s opinion.

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By: A.Share http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-24142 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 04:17:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-24142 Talia Eisenberg and her father and “Tanya” and David Clark-Omaha lawyer and “co-author” of the Buffetology bookpile, are three birds of a feather here in little ol’ omaha. One inherits, one waits to inherit, one gets next to inheritance, and one,Clark-pimps Buffett’s history in a series books and claims to have ‘managed money for the Buffett family\'(NOT!). Probably not as bad as the hideous rich found at the ‘ country clubs’, or the ‘ballers\'(one wonders what they do with their A-Shares since those Baby B shares jus don’t make it) just strange, phony and sad.

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By: nyny http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-11020 Sun, 10 Jan 2010 21:24:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-11020 I had the extreme misfortune of working with Talia Eisenberg (and eventually suing her for unpaid wages). While I worked incredibly hard to run her business and support myself in grad school, Talia jetted around the world to various resorts and sent intermittent nasty and ludicrous emails. Ultimately, she decided to accuse me of taking advantage of her and refused to pay me. Inherited wealth is a curse — it breeds monsters.

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By: Norni http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-10879 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 18:55:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-10879 With regard to above comments concerning the Berkshire shareholder’s daughter they are at least partly incorrect particularly with regard to her father. As a one-time Omahan I cannot speak for the mother, not knowing her. The father is the total opposite of the country club “snotty” type. He is low key, non-materialistic and definitely not as the article states the product of inherited wealth. His parents at the time of the early partnership years were new immigrants without the means to invest. As for Berkshire, he invested himself. Also, generally speaking, the article was mean-spirited as a whole.

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By: gunste http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-10522 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 19:13:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-10522 This is reminiscent of to articles in the SF Chronicle, though not on the same day. One related the birthday party for Gordon Getty, with flower garlands, caviar tables and and ice bar etc at a cost of roughly $500,000.
Then a few days later there is a long story about a Chines family of 3 living in “One room occupancy” “apartments, and his father living in an 8×10 ft “apartment. – Of course, with in line with the month, the is the “Season of Sharing” charitable appeal and depiction of people in need.
A more blatant reporting of the spreading inequality in America is hard to find. But then, the Chron has to appeal to the SF “elite”, showing their photos and publicizing the debutante ball.
But nary an article on the inequality.

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By: whodat http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-10513 Tue, 29 Dec 2009 16:12:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-10513 Egads…Talia is not good looking. Are people like this what one often hears as the most productive people in society because of their wealth?

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By: omahawriter http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-10415 Sat, 26 Dec 2009 02:42:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-10415 I’ve known Talia Eisenberg since she was in high school here in Omaha. Her portrayal as a spoiled brat with an undeserved sense of entitlement is, if anything, understated in the aforementioned article. Unfortunately, she has a younger brother who makes her look like Miss Manners. The attitudes of both these young snots has been cultivated at home.

The conduct of those like Ms. Eisenberg provide ample support for Mr. Buffett’s argument that inherited wealth is a bad idea. It’d be nice to see what the lives of the Eisenberg heirs would be like if they actually had to survive on their natural talent or intelligence.

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By: dadgum http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/comment-page-1/#comment-10349 Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:18:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/23/berkshires-repellent-shareholders/#comment-10349 The same thing has happened to Oprah Winfrey and to many others who earned a great deal of money. The family, friends and close associates became greedy, hardened to the plight of others.

The only money appreciated is the money earned by our own honest, hard work.

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