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.
Meeting Warren Buffet was a major highlight of the NUS Study Trip to America, 2008. Our NUS MBA student blogger recounts the experience of a lifetime.
The Dream Trip America has been a special study trip. We stepped outside Asia for a study trip for the first time in the 40 year history of the NUS Business School. The objective of the trip was to give the students an exposure to the western corporate world and to enable them to learn ‘best practices’ from top business leaders. A total of 23 people participated in this trip, majority of whom were from the MBA Programme.
The highlight of the trip was an appointment with Mr. Warren Buffett, the world’s richest man, for Q&A session and lunch. “Success can be measured by the number of people who are willing to hide you,” said Mr. Buffett, emphasizing on the importance of relationships and integrity. We asked some brilliant questions to get his views on his investment strategies and personal life. Post Q&A and lunch, Mr. Buffett posed for some really nice pictures with us. His humility compared to his success made him even greater than what we had thought about him.