> Warren Buffett Blog: June 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Alex Rodriguez is business smart according to Warren Buffett

Alex may give me some credit—but he doesn’t need me. He’s got a money mind. He just gets things, if they’re business- or money-related.

Most athletes get gamed. They’re pigeons, basically. They don’t have a nose for smelling out the people that are promoters rather than true friends. I don’t know if the term is used anymore, but we used to call them jock-sniffers. They promote partnerships, the young kid is getting checks like he never dreamt of before. Sometimes even their agents may be in cahoots. That has not happened to Alex, and it wouldn’t happen to Alex. He’s got a bullsh-- detector that’s pretty da-- good.