Warren Buffett and CNBC's Becky Quick are on their way to China. Buffett's private jet took off this morning from Omaha and just landed for refueling. Becky emailed this "postcard from the road" a few minutes ago:
Just touched down in Anchorage, Alaska.
If you've ever wondered how Warren Buffett got to be such a smart investor, all you have to do is watch him for a five-hour plane ride. He reads. A lot. And he reads quickly. His morning started with the Wall Street Journal, followed by USA Today and Forbes.
The only reason he hasn't read more is because we don't have any more papers on the plane.
Buffett generally reads five newspapers a day -- the Journal, the Financial Times, the New York Times, USA Today and the Omaha World-Herald. Make that six -- he reads the American Banker every day too.
Needless to say, he's a fast reader.