CEO ROUNDTABLE WITH WARREN BUFFETT and DAN GILBERT
GalaxE CEO, Tim Bryan, had the honor of
participating in a roundtable discussion this past
Wednesday, December 15th, with one of the most
successful businessmen in history and third richest
man in the world, Warren Buffett. At the invite of Dan
Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, Tim was one of 40
CEOs invited to the ‘CEO Roundtable’ to discuss ‘what makes a business grow, thrive and great’.
The intimate event took place at Quicken Loans’ The Qube in downtown Detroit where Buffett,
founder of the immensely successful Berkshire Hathaway, and the rest of the invitees, shared their passion for business. Tim said that Buffett was extremely energetic and had a great perspective on the effectiveness of simplicity and common sense; a recurring theme throughout the session, also stressed by Gilbert.
As an investor, 99% of Buffett’s personal wealth is within Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett has built his empire around this one simple philosophy: Invest in what you believe in most—your company. And as an investor he has done just that. It has paid off.
Another solid bet, according to the mogul: the American economy. Buffett is bullish on the U.S. economic engine, now and over the long term, declaring there is no better time to be born than today. He and Gilbert are living examples of what can be accomplished from humble beginnings. Both men are self-made, benefitting from hard work and the incredible economic engine that is America. And the future is only getting brighter.
Buffett and Gilbert also emphasized the importance of trust, confidence building, investment in top management and employee retention in business.
Tim said that the event was a wonderful, inspiring, motivational and uplifting experience. A great two hours spent with two of the world’s most iconic business leaders.