Media Moves

Please, no more “The Warren Buffett of…” references

October 18, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Tim Shufelt of Canadian Business takes dead aim at one of the most overused cliches in business journalism — calling someone “The Warren Buffett” of their country or their field.

Shufelt writes, “But look pretty much anywhere and you’ll find someone described as the Warren Buffett of…well, something. While some of these Oraclones are a good match for the sage’s value investing model, some are merely very rich. Others appear to have no proven investing savvy at all, suggesting that you too could be a Warren Buffett. all you have to do is change your business card.”

His graphic of some of the most egregious examples can be found here.

 

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