Reply to post: Is it just me, or are comprehension skills going down the pan ?

Moneybags Buffett on ditching Oracle stake: I don't think I understand where the cloud is going

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Is it just me, or are comprehension skills going down the pan ?

Sorry, maybe I should have said "skillz" ?

Seems there have been a few stories recently where the reporting - and subsequent discussion - completely missed the nuance of what was actually said.

Having seen the interview, my understanding was the Buffet was saying - if you were listening - not that he did not understand the cloud business. Nor was he saying that Oracle didn't. What he was saying was he didn't understand how Oracle were going to make any money from it. Which is a completely different thing altogether.

There are more people in the world who got rich from understanding how to make money out of something than there are people who got rich from understanding that something.

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