Nine people, representing three generations of Buffett"disciples," surround him along a long, rectangular table. They’re probably thinking the same thing I am: what to ask the most successful professional we’re ever likely to meet. We are all dressed in formal business attire because Buffett, who wears a black business jacket with gold buttons and a gold watch, said he prefers that students dress that way. Hot roast beef sandwiches and Cherry Cokes — Buffett favorites — clutter the table.
We are here because we are enrolled in a one-of-a-kind finance class at the MU College of Business that teaches the investing philosophy of Buffett. The “Warren Buffett” course, Finance 8001: Investment Strategies of Warren Buffet, is about one-fourth psychology, one-fourth finance and one-half common sense.
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