Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Donald R. Keough, Who Led Coca-Cola Through New Coke Debacle, Dies at 88 (LINK)
In his 2008 Times interview, Mr. Keough spoke about a lesson he learned from working in the stockyards of Sioux City, Iowa. 
“When I was 15 or 16 years old, I got a job buying bulls to ship to processing plants back East,” he said. “I worked for a man named Doyle Harmon, and my first day on the job, he chastised me for paying too much. He said, ‘Concentrate on the bull, not on the language of selling.’ I’ve made most of the mistakes in my career by not concentrating on the bull.”
Warren Buffett's German To-Do List [H/T Peter] (LINK)

Joel Greenblatt on CNBC (video) [H/T ValueWalk] (LINK)

Patient Capital Management Q4 2014 Investor Letter (LINK)

Andrew Smithers: The sustainable growth of the US (LINK)

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