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30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

29 Brilliant Quotes From Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man

And then at age 31, he met Warren Buffett, who convinced him to go into investing.<p>Today, Munger is Warren Buffett's right-hand man at Berkshire Hathaway and has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.<p>We've compiled a list of his most insightful quotes about business, investing, and life in …

In B2B e-commerce, Alibaba has solved the one problem Amazon can't

In 2000, analysts predicted a massive chunk of the world’s business-to-business commerce market would come online, resulting in trillions of dollars …

9 Books Billionaire Warren Buffett Thinks Everyone Should Read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he says. "We want to …

road to nowhere

12 Steps To Turn Your Kids Into Tech Billionaires

Serial entrepreneur Charles Tips has the most popular Quora answer on this topic with more than 5,200 upvotes from people like the co-founders of Zynga-owned Farmville and Google-owned Wavii.<p>Tips has a couple kids and says he has numerous friends who are self-made billionaires.

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Apple's iOS Completely Blew Away Google's Android For Shopping On Christmas

IBM put out a press release about what it saw during Christmas. It's not good for Android:<p>iOS vs. Android: As a percentage of total online sales, iOS was more than five times higher than Android, driving 23 percent vs. 4.6 percent for Android. On average, iOS users spent $93.94 per order, nearly …

CHART: Here's What Drove Earnings Per Share Growth Each Year Since 1967

Higher sales, mean higher profits, which means higher shareholder wealth.<p>That line of think is intuitive and logical, but it is horribly incomplete.<p>Sales growth won't necessarily translate into earnings growth if profit margins are shrinking. And earnings growth won't translate into earnings per …

These pictures of Apple's first employees are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

Silicon Valley

How The Nokia Purchase Will Impact Microsoft’s Financials

Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s hardware business appears set to sail through, having passed shareholder and regulator approval. The 5.44 billion euro deal will see “substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business” become part of Microsoft, according to the companies.<p>The deal will allow …

Has Apple lost its edge? (video)

Adventures in Tech explains why -- despite a serious lack of innovative new devices -- Apple isn't about to die.<p>Has Apple lost its edge? It's the question bubbling up onto the tongues of tech fans across the globe. But in the newest episode of CNET's Adventures in Tech, we explain why Tim Cook and …

Smartwatches

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Apple Design Chief Jony Ive

Jony Ive has a love for fast cars, but in the early 2000s, that hobby almost killed him.<p>After a string of early successes as Apple's design chief, …

DEJA VU: People Are Using Borrowed Money To Buy Stock Like It's 2007 Or 1999

Deutsche Bank has a monster note out on margin debt that has been making the rounds. The conclusion of the note is rather simple - today's euphoric borrowing on margin to buy stocks is reminiscent of past bubbly equity market periods (see here for more). The note reviews commentary from the 1999 & …

Market Trends

Alibaba Group Has Now Blown Past Facebook In Size And Growth

Last year, the tech media and most retail investors lost their minds over the Facebook(FB) IPO.<p>There was good reason for it. The biggest social network was going public. Its growth rate was astonishing. Many drew comparisons between Facebook and Google (GOOG).<p>Pre-IPO, it was common for investors …