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Warren Wednesday 6/7

In the 1987 Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, Warren Buffett wrote:

“It’s not wise to pick fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.”

Berkshire Hathaway’s success drew much media attention. Buffett, however, made every effort to keep his ideas and strategies out of the papers. He was careful not to provoke the people who write about others as a profession.

These words hold a valuable lesson for investors and remind us to tread carefully when posting online.

the power of words

In the world of investing, words hold significant power. Warren Buffett’s cautionary advice regarding picking fights with those who control media emphasizes the need for investors to exercise prudence in their writing.

Information travels rapidly and widely in our interconnected world. Choosing words wisely is not only an act of self-preservation but also a testament to one’s professionalism and long-term success as an investor.

Maintaining Professionalism and Credibility:

Investors should exercise caution in their writing to protect their professionalism and credibility. The financial markets are highly sensitive to news and rumors.

Careless or inaccurate information can create volatility and impact the performance of the investments involved. When investors publish content without thorough research or verification, it can lead to misinformation spreading rapidly, causing undue panic or euphoria among market participants.

By ensuring the accuracy and validity of their writings, investors can maintain their reputation and credibility in the investment community.

stay professional

Preserve Relationships:

Investment success often relies on collaboration, partnerships, and shared knowledge. Engaging in public disputes can erode trust and hinder potential alliances or cooperation.

It’s important that you foster a respectful and constructive communication approach, to establish yourself as trusted sources of information and maintain healthy relationships within the web3 space.

Remember, your NETWORK is your NET WORTH.

your network is your net worth

Ramifications of Online Fights:

In the age of social media, online fights can have severe consequences for investors.

Engaging in public disputes through online platforms amplifies the potential negative impact.

Online exchanges tend to attract attention, and the consequences can extend beyond the immediate parties involved. Negative press, reputational damage, and loss of investor confidence are just some of the potential ramifications.

Moreover, such conflicts can distract investors from their primary focus, leading to suboptimal decision-making and a loss of valuable time and resources.

this is fine

There is no bottom to the digital ink barrel and there are ample opportunities to pick fights, troll, or meddle unnecessarily with others. This can be damaging to founders’ reputations and the potential success of new projects.

Always remember that if it’s online, it’s there forever.

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