Scott Cutler is Executive Vice President and Head of Global Listings at NYSE Euronext.
Mr. Cutler is responsible for the NYSE listing...
Friday I had the unique opportunity to have breakfast with Warren Buffet at the NYSE. He was here to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company (see Opening Bell). We shared perspectives on topics ranging from job formation, the economy, to the sovereign crisis in Europe.
Buffett thinks the private sector is doing some great things on small company formation, and we need to hear more stories about successful entrepreneurship. He never imagined that one day he would have a stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange, but after a trip with his father to New York on his 10th birthday, Wall Street was his new dream. On that trip, he wanted to see three things; a stamp company, the Lionel train company, and the NYSE. What he experienced inspired an entrepreneurial investor on a journey to heights few will likely attain.
On today’s economy and trading market, these were the salient quotes that I remember.
I left the breakfast to the cheering crowds on the Floor, and an optimism that things will look better if you’re wearing long term glasses.