Buffett: Oh yeah, you recognize Babe Ruth, yeah. Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Grover Cleveland, and so on.
Becky: And what's this?
Becky: Well, that was at Salomon and you notice they have these clocks and it says London, Tokyo. They used to have New York, but we changed it to Omaha. That's Deryck Maughan who was terrific with me and Bob Denham. Those two fellows saved my life back in 1991.
Becky: How so?
Buffett: Well, they just performed in an extraordinary way when they didn't need to. Bob came back from the west coast. And I called him Friday, almost Saturday. He had a wonderful life, his wife had a wonderful job, great colleagues and everything. And I just said, 'Bob, I need you and there isn't any second choice. He came back and just worked tirelessly to solve the legal problems and Derek worked tirelessly to solve the operational problems. Those were two great guys.
Becky: OK, I recognize Tiger.
Buffett: Yeah, that's when I caddied for Tiger.
Becky: You didn't caddy for him!
Buffett: Yeah, I caddied for him, sure I did. Oh yeah, I caddied for him, yup. That's uh, I didn't get 10% of his winnings, but I caddied for him. I gave him a lot of advice. I don't know whether you noticed but his whole game changed after that.
Becky: Absolutely. I can probably pinpoint that day.
Buffett: He was a terrific guy. He was doing this for charity. There were some people from the west coast that had bought it and he acted like they were doing him a favor. I mean through the whole thing, he was just terrific.
Becky: That's great. I see Bill Gates here.
Buffett: Yeah, that's Bill and that's Roberto Goizueta and Don Keough. Roberto was Chairman of Coke and Don, who lived across the street from me here, was President of Coke.
Becky: He used to run when you came to his house?
Buffett: Pardon me?
Becky: You said he ran away from the door.
Buffett: He ran away because I was always looking for money for my partnership. He thought, why should I give it to some guy who sits around his house all day? I used to work out of my house then.
Becky: Do you remember the first stock you picked on your own?
Buffett: Oh I think, I mean I bought Puroil (spelling uncertain) early, I bought Barton Warner (spelling uncertain), I bought a number of stocks. And I was charting, I was big into charting, believe it or not.
Becky: Really, I didn't know that. I would never guess that in a million years.
Buffett: Well, I read all these books and they're about technical analysis and all that. I was always kind of fascinated with numbers and that sort of thing, so yeah I did a lot of charting.
Becky: You don't do that now do you?
Buffett: No, no no no, no way.
Becky: Yeah, I thought that was so different than your philosophy.
Buffett: My whole life changed when I read Ben Graham's book when I was 19, yeah.
Becky: And you threw charting out the window at that point?
Buffett: I threw everything out the window except for what he said, yeah.
Becky: Wow, OK.
Buffett: I'm a great one for stealing ideas.
Becky: Can we look at they ah, ah ..
Buffett: Sure, I’ll follow you.
Becky: Oh, I do love how you have Coca-Cola machines everywhere.
Buffett: Definitely, definitely, unlimited Coke here.
Becky: They had Coke out on all the ... Cheerwine, what’s that? .. They had Coke out on all the counters in the Nebraska Furniture Mart when we were there today.
Buffett: Is that right?
Becky: And they said that's all they put out.
Buffett: Yeah, well it’s a good thing. Cheerwine actually is big in a place called Salisbury, NC, where some friends of mine are, so they...
Becky: It looks like Coca-Cola.
Buffett: It tastes somewhat like Cherry Coke, it's sort of like Dr. Pepper, Cherry Coke, yeah.
Becky: And this is from A-Rod?
Buffett: Yeah, Alex gave me that when he came out one time and so we're very proud of that.
Becky: Has he talked to you about leaving the Yankees?
Buffett: Well, we talked a little bit, but I won't give you the details.
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