“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: Integrity, Intelligence and Energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you”. (Omaha World Herald, 1 February 1994)
“I want employees to ask themselves whether they are willing to have any contemplated act appear on the from page of their local paper the next day, to be read by their spouses, children, and friends. If they flow this test, they need not fear my other message to them: Lose money for the firm and I will be understanding: Lose a shred of reputation for the firm and I will be ruthless.” (Statement to House Sub-committee Investigating Salomon Bothers, September 11, 1991)
“In the end we must have people to match our principles, not the reverse”
“Good profits are simply not inconsistent with good behaviour.”
(Salomon Brothers report to shareholders 3rd Quarter 1991)
About Warren Buffet
Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfɨt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2011. In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world’s most influential people.
“An Investment manager must put his client first in everything he does.:(Fortune 1989)