Friday, April 20, 2018

Meeting the Oracle of Omaha

Daniel Stykitus, MBA '19

A throwback Friday to the Georgia MBA trip to Omaha to meet Warren Buffett. First-year MBA student Daniel Stykitus recaps the student experience in Omaha, and how Buffett was just as interested in dispensing life advice as he is sharing insight on value investing: "The Q&A session closed with perhaps his two most important pieces of advice. First, be mindful of the company you keep. Warren told the audience to hang out with people who are better than you and marry someone who is better than you. Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, he said 'You shape your houses and they shape you.'

Finally, he told us to never give up on our dreams. 'Work,' he said, 'but don’t settle.' As a boy he found a book on investing on his father’s desk and discovered his passion in life early. Some of us don’t discover our passion in life until we’re in our early twenties. Some of us don’t discover our passion until much later in life. Either way, I left the event richer than before, eager to apply the sage wisdom from the Oracle of Omaha to my own life.

Daniel has a background in software development but joined the MBA program to pivot into finance. Read the full account of the trip on Daniel's blog.

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