Once I established myself as an investor, I decided to seek out an investing role model, just as amateur sports players look up to the professionals or potential actors look up to movie stars.
I found that the Derek Jeter and Tom Hanks of investing is invariably Warren Buffett - the $50 billion plus investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Buffett is the most successful investor in the world. I bring Buffett up, not for a history lesson - albeit he is an interesting fellow - but because his investing techniques can be applied to any portfolio. Learning Buffett's techniques provides you with practical investing strategies that have been used to produce phenomenal returns at Berkshire, propelling its class A stock price from $8,200 in 1990 to $107,900 today.