NEARLY 9 IN 10 MIDDLE-CLASS SURVEY RESPONDENTS BELIEVE THAT FINANCIAL SUCCESS REQUIRES PUTTING ONE’S OWN CAPITAL AT RISK.
LESS THAN 4 IN 10 SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRES BELIEVE IN THE NEED TO RISK ANY OF ONE’S OWN CAPITAL.
The Ogre of Omaha
In 1951, a twenty-one-year-old stockbroker we’ll call “Ed” bought a Sinclair gas station in a 50-50 partnership with a buddy from his National Guard days. The two friends didn’t know much about running a gas station, but they had a good location near a busy intersection in eastern Nebraska and America’s love affair with the car was taking off. It seemed like a can’t-miss proposition. ...