NUS MBA students Kashif Aslam, Kirti Chopra and Kuruvilla Alexander attended the Berkshire-Hathaway AGM in Omaha.
On the 21st of April in the midst of our final exams, we got a pleasant surprise in the form of an email about the chance to meet the “Sage of Omaha” or more popularly known as Mr. Warren Buffet. The annual pilgrimage to Omaha was happening and the NUS MBA would send its share of disciples.
The reason was Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual General Meeting and the place was Omaha, USA. The event attracts some of the most ardent investors and authorities in the field of finance, all willing to fly from all over the world to hear the Oracle speak.
NUS MBA student R. Suraj gives us a look into the inside of the famed Berkshire Hathaway AGM.
My flight to Omaha was delayed. I was stuck indefinitely at Denver airport. A long-winding chain of angry passengers stood in front of the United Airlines customer service counter. In front of me was a smartly suited man in his 30’s, busily typing into his Blackberry. He asked where I was heading.
“I am going to an AGM in Omaha. It’s a company called Berkshire Hathaway,” I said, hoping he would know the company.
“They call it the Woodstock,” he said.
“What?” I gave him a quizzical look.
“It is not any AGM. It is the Woodstock of Capitalism,” he reminded me. I nodded in acceptance.