Jimmy Buffett’s Recession Strategy

November 7th, 2008

The Condé Nast Portfolio has an article on Jimmy Buffett’s recession strategy:

Buffett, the king of easy living, is set to do well in this recession. He’s the first to tell you he sells escapism, allowing his audiences to forget their job insecurity, slumping home values, the market, and instead parachute into paradise for a little while.

I caught up with Buffett last week at Bette Midler’s annual Hulaween Ball. Donning a smoking jacket and pencil-thin mustache as the lady-lovin’ Continental made famous by Christopher Walken on Saturday Night Live, Buffett mused on the economy. In down times like these, with companies laying people off, it’s important for people to find and focus on their niche, he said.

Read the entire article here.

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Warren Buffett on InBev’s bid to acquire Anheuser Busch

June 26th, 2008

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, whose company Berkshire Hathaway is the number two shareholder in Anheuser Busch, interjected a little humor into the discussions of Belgium-based InBev’s attempt to acquire the great American beer company:

Buffett, who is one of Anheuser’s largest shareholders, said he had not held talks with anyone, and laughed off media reports that he supported the bid.

“The interesting thing is that I have not commented on that, although people have run stories on what I have done,” he said. “Maybe they are confusing me with (singer) Jimmy Buffett.”

Read the entire article here. Jimmy Buffett has connections himself to Anheuser Busch… they distribute his Landshark Lager.

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Podcast disects Warren and Jimmy Buffett

January 27th, 2008

CupCakes for the Tribe details the similarities and differences between Jimmy Buffett and billionaire investor Warren Buffett, whom Jimmy refers to as “Uncle Warren,” in their latest podcast.

On first blush they may appear as if they’re worlds apart, but Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett, having respectively built huge empires and fortunes based on their fields of expertise may have more in common than you might think. Episode 3 of CupCakes For The Tribe takes a look at he differences and the similarities between the two American icons.

Listen to the podcast here.

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