Eavesdropper

Written by The Financial Express | Updated: Mar 28 2011, 09:17am hrs
Lucky Warren

When addressing a room full of gushing Indian industry veterans and gape jawed millionaires in Bangalore, Warren Buffett said modestly that most of his extraordinary success could be attributed to dumb luck. I won what I call the ovarian lottery, he said. I was born in the right place, with the kind of wiring that was extremely apt for a capitalist society. It was dumb luck. I was lucky to have found my first wife when she was 19, and who married me before she knew any better. And I found Ajit Jain, who is responsible for a lot of Berkshire Hathaways success, without any effort on my side, the wise old man added. But our guess is he made his own luck!