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How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett: Lessons from the World's Greatest Dealmaker by Henry DeVries, Tom Searcy

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INTRODUCTION

You Aren’t Warren, but YouCan Make Deals Like Him

The Berkshire Hathaway (stock symbol BRK) annual shareholders’ meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, is truly to capitalists what the Daytona 500 is to NASCAR fans. It’s a spectacle, a tradition, and a happening. The event is over the top and reassuringly familiar to the faithful.

At this writing, a single share of BRK-A sells for more than $120,000, but a share of BRK-B is about $80. The good news is that either share will qualify you for a ticket to the annual meeting. It’s worth the expense of buying either type of share and the travel and time required to attend this crash course in business excellence.

As part of our research for this book, my coauthor, Henry DeVries, and I attended the ...

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