The storm raging around Facebook and the supposedly unauthorized use of data from 87 million members of its digital community by the British firm, Cambridge Analytica, is hardly surprising. That this data, scraped from Facebook’s files, was used to support Donald Trump’s election campaign just adds thunder and lightning and moves us one step closer to Big Brother not only watching us, but influencing our lives.
By David Garfinkel As the world’s richest investor (and second-richest person after Bill Gates), Warren Buffett attracts a lot of attention for his stock-market savvy. Unfortunately, most people in business do not have the time, the skill or the money to follow in his financial footsteps. But just about anyone could learn and profit from Buffett’s business skills and philosophy. He’s unusually open about how he runs his business and lives his life. Buffett’s business philosophy and his own persona have been achieved by his adherence to five not-so-secret secrets. Secret #1: Know your strengths and weaknesses; admit your likes and dislikes. “I was wired at birth to