|Feb 19, 2011||08:30||Bangladesh vs India, 1st ODI||Mirpur|
|Feb 20, 2011||04:00||New Zealand vs Kenya, 2nd ODI||Chennai|
|Feb 20, 2011||09:00||Sri Lanka vs Canada, 3rd ODI||Hambantota|
|Feb 21, 2011||09:00||Australia vs Zimbabwe, 4th ODI||Ahmedabad|
|Feb 22, 2011||09:00||England vs Netherlands, 5th ODI||Nagpur|
|Feb 23, 2011||09:00||Pakistan vs Kenya, 6th ODI||Hambantota|
|Feb 24, 2011||09:00||South Africa vs West Indies, 7th ODI||Delhi|
|Feb 25, 2011||03:30||Bangladesh vs Ireland, 8th ODI||Mirpur|
|Feb 25, 2011||09:00||Australia vs New Zealand, 9th ODI||Nagpur|
|Feb 26, 2011||09:00||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 10th ODI||Colombo|
|Feb 27, 2011||09:00||India vs England, 11th ODI||Kolkata|
|Feb 28, 2011||04:00||Canada vs Zimbabwe, 12th ODI||Nagpur|
|Feb 28, 2011||09:00||West Indies vs Netherlands, 13th ODI||Delhi|
|Mar 1, 2011||09:00||Sri Lanka vs Kenya, 14th ODI||Colombo|
|Mar 2, 2011||09:00||England vs Ireland, 15th ODI||Bangalore|
|Mar 3, 2011||04:00||South Africa vs Netherlands, 16th ODI||Mohali|
|Mar 3, 2011||09:00||Pakistan vs Canada, 17th ODI||Colombo|
|Mar 4, 2011||04:00||New Zealand vs Zimbabwe, 18th ODI||Ahmedabad|
|Mar 4, 2011||08:30||Bangladesh vs West Indies, 19th ODI||Mirpur|
|Mar 5, 2011||09:00||Australia vs Sri Lanka, 20th ODI||Colombo|
|Mar 6, 2011||04:00||South Africa vs England, 21st ODI||Chennai|
|Mar 6, 2011||09:00||India vs Ireland, 22nd ODI||Bangalore|
|Mar 7, 2011||09:00||Canada vs Kenya, 23rd ODI||Delhi|
|Mar 8, 2011||09:00||Pakistan vs New Zealand, 24th ODI||Kandy|
|Mar 9, 2011||09:00||India vs Netherlands, 25th ODI||Delhi|
|Mar 10, 2011||09:00||Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 26th ODI||Kandy|
|Mar 11, 2011||04:00||West Indies vs Ireland, 27th ODI||Mohali|
|Mar 11, 2011||08:30||Bangladesh vs England, 28th ODI||Chittagong|
|Mar 12, 2011||09:00||India vs South Africa, 29th ODI||Nagpur|
|Mar 13, 2011||04:00||New Zealand vs Canada, 30th ODI||Mumbai|
|Mar 13, 2011||09:00||Australia vs Kenya, 31st ODI||Bangalore|
|Mar 14, 2011||03:30||Bangladesh vs Netherlands, 32nd ODI||Chittagong|
|Mar 14, 2011||09:00||Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 33rd ODI||Kandy|
|Mar 15, 2011||09:00||South Africa vs Ireland, 34th ODI||Kolkata|
|Mar 16, 2011||09:00||Australia vs Canada, 35th ODI||Bangalore|
|Mar 17, 2011||09:00||England vs West Indies, 36th ODI||Chennai|
|Mar 18, 2011||04:00||Ireland vs Netherlands, 37th ODI||Kolkata|
|Mar 18, 2011||09:00||Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 38th ODI||Mumbai|
|Mar 19, 2011||03:30||Bangladesh vs South Africa, 39th ODI||Mirpur|
|Mar 19, 2011||09:00||Pakistan vs Australia, 40th ODI||Colombo|
|Mar 20, 2011||04:00||Zimbabwe vs Kenya, 41st ODI||Kolkata|
|Mar 20, 2011||09:00||India vs West Indies, 42nd ODI||Chennai|
|Mar 23, 2011||08:30||TBC vs TBC, 1st Quarter Final ODI||Mirpur|
|Mar 24, 2011||09:00||TBC vs TBC, 2nd Quarter Final ODI||Colombo|
|Mar 25, 2011||08:30||TBC vs TBC, 3rd Quarter Final ODI||Mirpur|
|Mar 26, 2011||09:00||TBC vs TBC, 4th Quarter Final ODI||Ahmedabad|
|Mar 29, 2011||09:00||TBC vs TBC, 1st Semi Final ODI||Colombo|
|Mar 30, 2011||09:00||TBC vs TBC, 2nd Semi Final ODI||Mohali|
|Apr 2, 2011||09:00||TBC vs TBC, The Final ODI||Mumbai|
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
In 1988, he started buying up Coca-Cola stock like an addict. His old neighbour, now the President of Coca-Cola, noticed someone was loading up on shares and became concerned. After researching the transactions, he noticed the trades were being placed from the Midwest. He immediately thought of Buffett, whom he called. Warren confessed to being the culprit and requested they don't speak of it until he was legally required to disclose his holdings at the 5% threshold. Within a few months, Berkshire owned 7% of the company, or $1.02 billion dollars worth of the stock. Within three years, Buffett's Coca-Cola stock would be worth more than the entire value of Berkshire when he made the investment.
By 1989, Berkshire Hathaway was trading at $8,000 a share. Buffett was now, personally, worth more than $3.8 billion dollars. Within the next ten years, he would be worth ten times that amount. Before that would happen, there were much darker times ahead (read The Solomon Scandal).
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Ben Graham had become well known during the 1920's. At a time when the rest of the world was approaching the investment arena as a giant game of roulette, he searched for stocks that were so inexpensive they were almost completely devoid of risk. One of his best known calls was the Northern Pipe Line, an oil transportation company managed by the Rockefellers. The stock was trading at $65 a share, but after studying the balance sheet, Graham realized that the company had bond holdings worth $95 for every share. The value investor tried to convince management to sell the portfolio, but they refused. Shortly thereafter, he waged a proxy war and secured a spot on the Board of Directors. The company sold its bonds and paid a dividend in the amount of $70 per share.
When he was 40 years old, Ben Graham published Security Analysis, one of the greatest works ever penned on the stock market. At the time, it was risky; investing in equities had become a joke (the Dow Jones had fallen from 381.17 to 41.22 over the course of three to four short years following the crash of 1929). It was around this time that Graham came up with the principle of "intrinsic" business value - a measure of a business's true worth that was completely and totally independent of the stock price. Using intrinsic value, investors could decide what a company was worth and make investment decisions accordingly. His subsequent book, The Intelligent Investor, which Warren celebrates as "the greatest book on investing ever written", introduced the world to Mr. Market - the best investment analogy in history.
Through his simple yet profound investment principles, Ben Graham became an idyllic figure to the twenty-one year old Warren Buffett. Reading an old edition of Who's Who, Warren discovered his mentor was the Chairman of a small, unknown insurance company named GEICO. He hopped a train to Washington D.C. one Saturday morning to find the headquarters. When he got there, the doors were locked. Not to be stopped, Buffett relentlessly pounded on the door until a janitor came to open it for him. He asked if there was anyone in the building. As luck (or fate) would have it, there was. It turns out that there was a man still working on the sixth floor. Warren was escorted up to meet him and immediately began asking him questions about the company and its business practices; a conversation that stretched on for four hours. The man was none other than Lorimer Davidson, the Financial Vice President. The experience would be something that stayed with Buffett for the rest of his life. He eventually acquired the entire GEICO company through his corporation, Berkshire Hathaway.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
In 1947, a seventeen year old Warren Buffett graduated from High School. It was never his intention to go to college; he had already made $5,000 delivering newspapers (this is equal to $42,610.81 in 2000). His father had other plans, and urged his son to attend the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Buffett stayed two years, complaining that he knew more than his professors. When Howard was defeated in the 1948 Congressional race, Warren returned home to Omaha and transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Working full-time, he managed to graduate in only three years.
Warren Buffett approached graduate studies with the same resistance he displayed a few years earlier. He was finally persuaded to apply to Harvard Business School, which, in the worst admission decision in history, rejected him as "too young". Slighted, Warren applied to Columbia where famed investors Ben Graham and David Dodd taught - an experience that would forever change his life.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Warren Edward Buffett was born on August 30, 1930 to his father Howard, a stockbroker-turned-Congressman. The only boy, he was the second of three children, and displayed an amazing aptitude for both money and business at a very early age. Acquaintances recount his uncanny ability to calculate columns of numbers off the top of his head - a feat Warren still amazes business colleagues with today.
At only six years old, Buffett purchased 6-packs of Coca Cola from his grandfather's grocery store for twenty five cents and resold each of the bottles for a nickel, pocketing a five cent profit. While other children his age were playing hopscotch and jacks, Warren was making money. Five years later, Buffett took his step into the world of high finance. At eleven years old, he purchased three shares of Cities Service Preferred at $38 per share for both himself and his older sister, Doris. Shortly after buying the stock, it fell to just over $27 per share. A frightened but resilient Warren held his shares until they rebounded to $40. He promptly sold them - a mistake he would soon come to regret. Cities Service shot up to $200. The experience taught him one of the basic lessons of investing: patience is a virtue.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
* We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.
* We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
* Whether it's Google or Apple or free software, we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
* Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
* You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
* Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
* Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
* Life is not fair; get used to it.
* Microsoft is not about greed. It's about innovation and fairness.
* Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Monday, October 4, 2010
* If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
* If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
* In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone.
* Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
* It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Friday, October 1, 2010
* Almost every way we make electricity today, except for the emerging renewable and nuclear, puts out CO2. And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale, is create a new system. And so, we need energy miracles.
* As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
* At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right.
* I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
* If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
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