“Mr. Buffett, the Teacher” Shares New Side of Billionaire

Documentary: "Mr. Buffett the Teacher"
6:45 p.m. screening Friday, May 3rd UNO School of Business, Mammal Hall No cost to attend, but seating is limited. Interested parties can RSVP by clicking here or going to http://valueinvestorconference.com/movieform.html.

Preparations were underway Friday morning for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.

Before the crowds pack into the Century Link Center Saturday, thousands hoping to glean a piece of financial knowledge will stop off at Borsheims. There, crews installed the largest tent available for rent in the state of Nebraska. Those worrying about the cold need not worry, six thermostat heaters were installed to help control the temperature.

Before the glitz and shiny jewelry shopping, even before being nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha”, Warren Buffett was a teacher.

Working with Dr. Jeremy Lipschultz in the School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, WOWT reporter Chase Moffitt helped in telling that lesser known story in 2009.

Believe it or not, in the early 1950's, Buffett was afraid of public speaking. Naturally, he took Dale Carnegie’s famous class; the rest was history Buffett told Moffitt over the phone.

"After taking the course I decided, which it had a big affect on my life, I decided I’d better get out in public and keep talking, otherwise I would bounce back into my previous state. So I went out to what was then, the University of Omaha and volunteered my services, luckily for me they took me up on it,” Buffett said.

“Mr. Buffett, the Teacher” is available for public viewing Friday night.

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