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Warren E. Buffett
The Journal of Business Cases and Applications (2017)
  • Todd A Finkle
The case flows from an entrepreneurial perspective based on the effect that Warren Buffett had on Tim Johnston, a recent graduate from Florida State University.  The case starts with Johnston’s difficult background and his desire to learn more about Buffett’s life.  His entrepreneurship professor at Florida State, Scott Silver, taught a variety of principles and lessons about Buffett over the two years that Johnston earned a degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance.  Silver, who became a close friend of Johnston, invited him to attend the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting and listen to Warren Buffett.  Together they learned a great deal about the company and Buffett.  The case reviews Buffett’s background including his pursuit of entrepreneurial ventures from his youth through adulthood.  The case also reviews Buffett’s values system, philanthropy, keys to success, and views on happiness.  At the end of the case, Silver asks Johnston several questions about the effect that Warren Buffett had on Johnston’s life.
  • Warren Buffett,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • values,
  • ethics,
  • philanthropy,
  • happiness,
  • keys to success
Publication Date
Spring May 28, 2017
Citation Information
Todd A Finkle. "Warren E. Buffett" The Journal of Business Cases and Applications Vol. 17 (2017) p. 1 - 19
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