Warren Buffett: The Investor's Investor, 1979
A 48 Year Old Buffett Discusses Early Life, His Investment Process, and How It Has Changed Over the Years Through Various Influences
In 1979 a man named John Train profiled a young(er) Warren Buffett, aged 48 at the time, in a publication called Financial World to promote his upcoming book; The Money Masters, which would publish the following year. Spanning a 5-page spread in the newspaper, the conversation that Train had with Buffett covers his coming of age as a young adult, his relationship with mentor Ben Graham, and flecks of how his investment process transformed over the years. Perhaps unsurprisingly, not a great deal has changed some four decades later.
I had noticed a few individuals sharing images of the article online but was unable to find a text-based copy of it anywhere, so took the liberty of transcribing it because I enjoyed it so greatly. I hope you enjoy it too.