Interesting piece in the FT talking about how some leaders are held to different standards to others. Lucy Kellaway argues - convincingly - that comments from Warren Buffett would have been treated very differently had they been uttered by anyone else.
But I suspect the true reason we forgive Mr Buffett is the most inexcusable of all. It is simply because he is Warren Buffett. I can think of no business leader who has been so worshipped for quite so long, ever, anywhere, with the possible exception of Joseph Rowntree and George Cadbury, both of whom went on being adored into their 80s.