Buffett Calls This the “Number One Problem with Mankind”
By: Rex Moore
Admitting fear is difficult.
So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.
Earlier this month, The Motley Fool sent some of its top stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video.
Our team of analysts took down extensive notes, while carefully listening to every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. It was a marathon event, and the investing knowledge reeled off by these two masters might be worth millions!
But only a few words stood out to me as I read through the extensive notes... and that’s what Buffett called "the number one problem with mankind."
That's how Buffett responded when asked about what could really harm his Berkshire Hathaway business — something even worse than nuclear weapons.
Believe me, Buffett is far from the only one worried about this.
Forbes quotes IBM CEO Ginni Rometty as saying it’s “the greatest threat to every company in the world.”
Time magazine calls it "the biggest threat to national security.”
Luckily for us, America and our allies are not just standing around doing nothing. In fact, we spent $80 billion combating it in 2016, according to Gartner, and will spend more than $1 trillion in the next 5 years!
So the amazing thing is, while Buffett (and all of us along with him) may be nervous, there’s a very odd twist about this.
You see, we can invest in this new potential $1 trillion industry that’s trying to protect us from the bad guys… and BEFORE the rest of the crowd catches on.
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This is a small company aiming at protecting everyone from our federal government to you and me. It counts the majority of the Fortune 100 as its customers… but is still less than half as big as the industry’s larger companies. Talk about room to grow!
Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands."
Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."
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Here's to you and your family's wealth,
The Motley Fool