Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Billionaire Buffett backs Obama for president

Warren Buffett, the world's richest man, is backing Barak Obama for US president.

Buffett said he had offered support to both Obama and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton but that since it appeared Obama would win the party's nomination, 'I will be very happy if he is elected president. He is my choice,' he said.

It's been almost a year since those words were spoken. Today, Mr. Buffett is singing quite a different tune.

Warren Buffett said yesterday that the US economy had “fallen off a cliff”, describing the current crisis as “an economic Pearl Harbor”

Mr Buffett also spoke of the growing fears over Mr Obama’s muddled approach to the central issue in solving the economic crisis: what to do with the banks.

Did he say, growing fears? Welcome to the club, Mr. Buffett!

Of course anyone can make mistakes, but was it a secret that Obama had no qualifications to be president? NO! Yet, we find Buffett openly endorsing him. Would Buffett have offered Obama a job at Brekshire Hathaway? Is Obama qualified to work at Berkshire Hathaway? Let's take a look.

MARCH 9, 2009 - Business Wire, Inc.​, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortune 13 Berkshire Hathaway Corp.​, seeks a competitive, proven sales manager to manage two local sales teams in selling news distribution and internet services to public companies (esp.​ Fortune 1000) and PR and IR firms throughout Northern California.​

Required Skills:

· Proven track record in sales, including exceeding quota requirements and growing a sales territory

· Superior sales management skills

· Superior written and verbal communication skills

· Excellent organizational and planning skills

· Technical skills and computer literacy; proficiency in standard business applications (i.​e.​, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ACT, Web, etc.​)

· 7 or more years outside sales experience (w/​ 3+​ as sales manager)

Bachelors degree and experience in related field such as investor relations, public relations, new media or journalism desirable.​

So, for a sales manager position, Berkshire Hathaway is requiring "a proven track record" and at least 7 years experience. Could Obama get that job?

Let's look some more.

Business Analyst

XTRA Lease, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.​, is one of the largest independent transportation equipment leasing companies in North America.​ XTRA's principal business is to provide various term operating leases for truck trailers.​

· Gather and document business requirement as defined by business owners.​

· Organize and conduct design sessions with individual users or groups of users to validate business requirements.​

· Provide daily support to application users and Help Desk personnel regarding questions and issue resolution about production systems.​

· Design enhancements to existing application user interfaces and complex batch programming processes.​

· Plan and coordinate system and acceptance testing, including the development of detailed test cases, execution of the tests with users and coordinate test results.​

· Develop and maintain required system documentation and training materials.​

· Support small business systems in Microsoft Access.​

· Understand data base structures and use Microsoft Reporting Services and Report Builder reporting tools as requested for ad hoc reports.


· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.


· 7 or more years of Information Technology Experience

There's that experience thing again!

Could Obama get this job? Doubt it!

In the Berkshire Hathaway

world, experience and a track record is a must.

In the Berkshire Hathaway world, Obama

couldn't get hired for a sales job let alone

an executive position. Yet for the most

important position in the entire

world, Mr. Buffett gives him a pass.


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