It was particularly meaningful to me as I’d had the opportunity to meet or speak with him a number of times over the years both here at WSJ and at my previous employer, TheStreet TV. Most recently I spoke with him about his father and last year he invited me to his home in Greenwich Connecticut where we taped The Big Interview. There were other occasions also.
While some people found him to be somewhat crabby, I found something quite different: A charming man of deep intellect. There are many people who throw back sound bites during interviews. Not so with Biggs. Instead, he pondered each question, thought it through and did his best to bring to bear his many years of experience. That openness was special.
He was also modest. Once he proclaimed that he wasn’t very good at timing his investments. That’s something small investors might want to consider. If even a veteran of markets and investing found it tricky to jump in or out of a stock, what chance do the rest of us stand?
He will be missed.