You Told Us Warren Buffett Was the Best
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Steve Jobs? Jack Welch? Warren Buffett? Who's your business model for leadership?
We asked our Facebook followers today to name their model for business leadership and explain their choice. An overwhelming number said investing guru Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A ) , with runner-up being Steve Jobs, the deceased CEO and co- founder of Apple (AAPL) .
Here's what a selection of followers had to say as of midday (edited for grammar):
John Paul Keane: Buffett! All the way
Joe Hannoush: WB, hands down runaway leader of the pack!
Jennifer Hauff: I admire Steve Jobs and his drive for creation and innovation, but Warren Buffett definitely takes the cake. Not only is he unrealistically rich, but he doesn't have his head in the clouds when it comes to income inequality. He gives to charities, has saved countless businesses, and yes, he has definitely made money doing it. But even when his money is or isn't affected, he has held steadfast to the notion that all Americans need to contribute what they are able, and there shouldn't be arguments about 'fairness' when it comes to stepping up and being a citizens.
Wagner Andreas: Warren Buffett -- because his books were great and his strategy is simple and stress-free.
Shane Finn: Jobs for my generation. Hands down.
Ryan Magovern: Jack Welch ... but I did go to his B-school, so I might be biased.
Lee Nixon: Buffett ... no question.
Nate Hicks: I'm a Buffett fan, I like his way of investing. If you don't understand it, don't invest into it.
Mlungisi Dineka: Buffett is an obvious one. But also Steve Jobs is a true inspiration for me.
Lee Nixon: Bloomberg comes to mind initially. Buffett's management style is to play to his strengths and let others do what they do best. He sticks to what he knows ... the allocation of capital. Let the managers "manage."
Chris Ciaccia: Jobs married art and science -- something very few in the history of the world have done successfully.
Jonathan Au: Steve Jobs, because he succeeded at a young age then failed big time, then succeeded a second time, coming out with "insanely great" products that have become regular everyday vocabulary like iPod, iPad and iPhone among others ... Who else has done that?
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-- Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.
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