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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:04 am 
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Warren Buffett says he swore off sending emails after the very first one he sent ended up in court. The recipient was Jeff Raikes — who at the time, was what?
A: A Microsoft executive B: A golf instructor
C: His congressman D: His son-in-law

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Tom guesses D: His son-in-law.
The correct answer is A: A Microsoft executive.
Tom wins $50,000.


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I remembered that.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:31 am 
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Tom Colocci (new BB TomC)
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$100,000
Warren Buffett says he swore off sending emails after the very first one he sent ended up in court. The recipient was Jeff Raikes — who at the time, was what?
A: A Microsoft executive B: A golf instructor
C: His congressman D: His son-in-law
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Tom guesses D: His son-in-law.
The correct answer is A: A Microsoft executive.
Tom wins $50,000.

Having used my 50:50 already, I'd be left with ATA and +1; unfortunately neither of those is likely to be of much use, but I'll try ATA and see what the results are. "Ended up in court" is the key, and I would not expect it to be his congressman. Any of the others are plausible.

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100K: Only ATA left. Use it but they won't know it. Its a free guess so I would guess Microsoft.. Maybe only because an in-law suit would have made his bios.

Tom, you had a great run.


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Well done, Tom.

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Thanks guys.
This is one where you can really make a case for any of them. In retrospect, it's easy to see he was a Microsoft Exec, but at the time it's just a 1 in 4 gutshot. Really no way into the question at all except to use logic. But at the 100k level, they often try to trick you so even that doesn't get you far...


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TomC wrote:
Thanks guys.
This is one where you can really make a case for any of them. In retrospect, it's easy to see he was a Microsoft Exec, but at the time it's just a 1 in 4 gutshot. Really no way into the question at all except to use logic. But at the 100k level, they often try to trick you so even that doesn't get you far...

I remember the story. Buffett sent an email to Jeff Raikes asking about Microsoft's internal information. Raikes replied with details and so Buffett was accused of getting insider information.

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NICE job!!


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