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Do not mistake Masayoshi Son for Warren Buffett

People instincts and investment philosophies set them apart

| Japan

Headlines call Masayoshi Son, founder and CEO of SoftBank Group, the "Warren Buffett of technology" as he has pivoted from the dull, capital intensive, low-margin telecom business to an investment fund model where he has put billions into companies from Uber and Slack to WeWork and semiconductor business Arm Holdings.

But unsettling recent news -- valuations slashed, controversial founders ousted -- calls into question Son's Midas touch and undermines the idea that he is anything like Buffett and that his Vision Fund shares the qualities of Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

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