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Old 10-28-2010, 01:04 AM
 
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Wall Street was still agog Tuesday about Warren Buffett's selection of Todd Combs, a little-known 39-year-old fund manager who is the leading contender to take over Mr. Buffett's portfolio when the investing legend dies or retires.

[Combs's] initial inquiry didn't distinguish itself. [But he wrote a follow-up letter to Charlie Munger, who said,] "something in his request piqued my interest."

Mr. Combs, a Sarasota, Fla., native who is still partial to his alma mater Florida State Seminoles football team, struck a lasting impression, Mr. Buffett says. He and Mr. Munger arrived at the decision based on the same kind of "gut check" they make with acquisitions of companies.
Warren Buffett: Todd Combs Is 'a 100% Fit' With Berkshire Culture - WSJ.com

A good rundown on the new employee's work style and his career to date.
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