Just stumbled across a book review by one of my favorite business writers, Michael Lewis, on the Warren Buffett biography: The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder. If you don’t have the time for a 960 page tome, check out the review. It makes for an interesting read.
He confines himself to the diet of an eight-year-old, refusing to eat anything much beyond spaghetti, hamburgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches. Schroeder describes a bizarre scene in which Katharine Graham escorted Buffett to dinner at the Manhattan apartment of Sony Chairman Akio Morita. Japanese chefs served plate after plate that Buffett left completely untouched. “By the end of fifteen courses, he still had not eaten a bite,” writes Schroeder. “The Moritas could not have been more polite, which added to his humiliation. He was desperate to escape back to Kay’s apartment, where popcorn and peanuts and strawberry ice cream awaited him. ‘It was the worst,’ he says about the meal he did not eat. ‘I’ve had others like it but it was by far the worst. I will never eat Japanese food again.'”
Popcorn, peanuts, and strawberry ice-cream?
As a sushi fanatic, them’s fightin’ words!
Here is the review.