Posted on Aug 5, 2015

Longform Podcast #152: Carol Loomis

Carol Loomis retired last summer after 60 years at Fortune. She continues to edit Warren Buffett's annual report.

“Writing itself makes you realize where there are holes in things. I’m never sure what I think until I see what I write. And so I believe that, even though you’re an optimist, the analysis part of you kicks in when you sit down to construct a story or a paragraph or a sentence. You think, ‘Oh, that can’t be right.’ And you have to go back, and you have to rethink it all.” 

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Show Notes:

  1. [1:00] "Carol Loomis, Editor for Warren Buffett, Leaves Job After 60 Years" (Christine Haughney • The New York Times • July 2014)
  2. [14:00] "My 51 Years (and Counting) at Fortune" (Fortune • Sep 2005)
  3. [22:00] "You May Be Missing a Bet in Bonds" (Fortune • Sep 1962) [not available online]
  4. [22:00] "Should a Company Promote Its Own Stock?" (Fortune • Dec 1965) [not available online]
  5. [26:00] "The Jones Nobody Keeps Up With" (Fortune • Apr 1966) [pdf]
  6. [32:00] "The Inside Story of Warren Buffett" (Fortune • Apr 1988)
  7. [35:00] "Untangling the Derivatives Mess..." (Fortune • Mar 1995)
  8. [36:00] "The Risk That Won't Go Away" (Fortune • Mar 1994)
  9. [39:00] "Why Carly's Big Bet is Failing" (Fortune • Aug 2011)
  10. [42:00] "The Tragedy of General Motors" (Fortune • Feb 2006)
  11. [43:00] "AOL + TWX=??? Do the Math..." (Fortune • Feb 2000)
  12. [57:00] "BlackRock: The $4.3 Trillion Force" (Fortune • July 2014)