SuaSponteMark

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:43 PM

Re: A few brief thoughts on the annual meeting

I'll give him this: having Todd, Ted, and Tracy Britt Cool on hand - assuming they can speak up in opposition to particular predilections or ideas he has - is helpful. If they speak up. I suspect he'd never have bought Apple otherwise. [more]

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:56 PM

Re: A few brief thoughts on the annual meeting

Good question. My reply is framed largely in the context of 20 years in uniform. Risk is ferreted out by deep examination of subordinate orgs. The reason Clausewitz put at the top end of span of control, some 6-8 subordinate entities, is that one [more]

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SuaSponteMark posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:40 AM

A few brief thoughts on the annual meeting

1. I am extraordinarily glad for the live stream and recording. I watched some of each. I am likely not alone in that attending in person is not really in the cards, and this levels the access to information.

2. Remarks of the nature that [more]

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:11 AM

Re: Who are you? What have you done with Buffett

He may not have said so in a terribly direct fashion, but the AR had about half a dozen clear indications of real estate problems...

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Sun Feb 26

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SuaSponteMark posted to the First World Problems board. 10:57 PM

Ssm, long retired now, checks in

I'm pretending November didn't happen by exporting the attitude of Hawaii back to the D.C. Area. The attitude? Don't care. I haven't watched cable news in 3 weeks, which is of no coincidence the same time we departed to the big island [more]

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:25 PM

Re: The items of interest from this year's A

Yes, a good year. Book value up 10.7% for one of the biggest companies in the world meets my 'good' hurdle.

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SuaSponteMark posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:33 PM

The items of interest from this year's AR

1. The table on page 5. The diminishing effect of capital gains, over time, and the ever-increasing importance of earnings from operations will render the capital gains to a rounding error in another 20 years. It was eye opening that for 15 years, [more]

Tue Jun 21

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 7:40 PM

Re: I have noticed

You lost me at 'famed'

Sun Jun 12

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SuaSponteMark replied to the First World Problems board. 4:35 PM

Re: Blues Blackhawks!

If you bought a stand-up arcade machine, as a low budget concession to a mid-life crisis, I'll be frightened.

SSM, seeking a multiple of the second comma now

Ps it plays Galaga, all the pac mans, centipede, donkey kong, [more]

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 4:32 PM

Re: Ssm, civilian

You've devolved from respectable back to college slacker. Do you call your boss 'dude' now too, Spicoli?

Fri Apr 29

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 7:41 PM

Re: ssm, fashion expert

As long as I shoot well, I'll wear whatever Italian loafers I want, son. I have chunks of punks like you in my stool.

Thu Apr 28

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SuaSponteMark replied to the First World Problems board. 10:01 PM

Re: Blues Blackhawks!

Does that mean twice a year, or once every congressional cycle?

Life is simpler. But that means I miss the rush, too. I have only one employee, the least I have supervised since 199...3? I am old enough to be in a protected class for the [more]

Wed Apr 27

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SuaSponteMark replied to the First World Problems board. 8:11 PM

Re: Blues Blackhawks!

Is this the team sports? Cause I only follow cage fighting.

Ps hi synch

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SuaSponteMark replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 8:10 PM

Re: just another guy in a cube again

Still in the same cube. People and bosses are good. I don't dig my job but whatever, the checks clear. Soon to get a new boss...first family less boss ever, and they work 60ish hrs/wk so I will make it clear that I work 40.0 hrs/wk. cause I dig [more]

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 8:05 PM

Re: Ssm, civilian

How them boys?

SSM, Parent of an unruly giantess who will soon be able to slay him, at 5'3", age 9.

Tue Apr 26

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 5:31 PM

Re: Ssm, civilian

As I am still subject to urinalysis, I'll file that under "after I'm retired gonna". And I won't ask.

SSM, had to tell people that travel to Colorado that no, they don't get a temporary reprieve on not being able to [more]

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SuaSponteMark replied to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 5:28 PM

Re: Ssm, civilian

Leveraging fixing one of the biggest crises in decades, which I dove into when most ran away, into a very good govvie job. Consulting is waning.

SSM, works in an office with open desks where there *used* to be contractors

Mon Apr 25

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SuaSponteMark posted to the Worst.Board.Ever board. 11:20 PM

Ssm, civilian

So what do civilians do? I'm learning. Wear colored shoes? Check.

Wear superfluous glasses, just because I can, and confuse my boss? Check.

Grow my hair, then cut off three inches, further confusing everyone? Check.

Grow [more]

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