Flinn Scholars

But did he give her any stock options?

January 14, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

Back in November, a troop from the Eller College of Management dug out their wool hats and moon boots, got on a plane, and went to see the Wizard of Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.

Sarah Trainor (’07) was one of the 74 UA students who met Buffett. (So did a group of grad students from UC Berkeley, and another gang from the London School of Economics.) The students toured some of Berkshire Hathaway’s original local businesses, learning about their histories and management structures, before meeting Buffett for lunch and a whole bunch of Q’n’A.

Sarah reports that Buffett was surprisingly down to earth, giving away investment secrets like candy, full of jokes about gardeners and being eaten by lions, and quite happy to take pictures with everybody who asked.