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Lessons Learned from the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies (2010)
  • Todd A Finkle, Gonzaga University
Abstract
This article documents a trip that was made by students from the University of Akron’s College of Business to visit Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and the second richest man in the world at his Global Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Every year, Buffett invites a select number of schools to Omaha to visit with him and tour a few of his companies. This article discusses the strategy that the University of Akron used to get invited to visit Buffett, the activities throughout the day with Buffett, and the lessons learned from the “Oracle of Omaha”. The trip entailed visiting two of Berkshire Hathaway’s subsidiaries; Nebraska Furniture Mart and Borsheim’s Jewelers. The students also participated in a two hour question and answer period with Buffett, went out to lunch with him, and each student had their picture taken with Buffett.
Keywords
  • Ethics,
  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Values,
  • Philanthropy,
  • Investments,
  • Economy,
  • Current Events Analysis,
  • Students,
  • Stock Market Analysis,
  • Asset and investment valuation,
  • Warren Buffett,
  • Berkshire Hathaway,
  • Charlie Munger,
  • Startups,
  • Startup
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Todd A Finkle. "Lessons Learned from the “Oracle of Omaha” Warren Buffett" Journal of Instructional Pedagogies Vol. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/todd_finkle/27/