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The Genius of Warren Buffett Course - 2 for 1 registration until 6/30/15

Fall 2015 — 2-Non Consecutive Weekends
Save $2,500 and register for 2 for 1 by June 30, 2015!

2015 Fall Course — Genius of Warren Buffett Fall 2014: 2-non consecutive weekends : Oct. 1 - 3, 2015 and Oct. 15 - 17, 2015. Course registered students(any university), Lifelong Learners (non UNO enrolled students) and non-degree seekers is $3,995.
Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. with catered dinner and Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with catered lunch.

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Value Investor Conference

2016 Value Investor Conference and Events
- Omaha - April 28 - 29, 2016

Register before June 30, 2015 and Save $975!
Includes Omaha Value Dinner!
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2014 Robert Miles News
Omaha Events 2015

Corporate Governance SummitCharlie Munger Summit

Sponsored by University of Nebraska Omaha College of Business

Purpose: To explore the legal, business, investment and partnership legacy of Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman

Date:  Thursday, April 30, 2015
Location: University of Nebraska College of Business Administration Mammel Hall Auditorium (67th St and Pine)
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration: Limited Seating, includes lunch.
Register or more info on the Charlie Munger Summit

2014 Robert Miles News
Omaha Events 2014

May 2014 - Genius of Warren Buffett Course overview

The Genius of Warren Buffett Course Testimonial Video (3 min. feature) was produced by five graduates (William Maag, Feng Chang, Matt Ord, Mark O'Hare, and Jamie Hunt). This clip was produced, filmed and edited by UNO student PR firm MaverickPR.

April 2014 — The Australian's Business Magazine
The Deal, "Lessons from the Oracle", article by Robert P. Miles - Read ArticleThe Deal Australian Business Magazine

Robert Miles CNBC Interview 3-2014March 3, 2014 - Robert P. Miles interview on CNBC, "Berkshire is a Great Investment".  Click here to watch entire interview on CNBC.

2012 Robert Miles News

Omaha World Herald



UNO students' thoughts on John Deere stock align with Buffett's

By Steve Jordon

Did Warren Buffett listen to four University of Nebraska at Omaha students who recommended that he invest in John Deere & Co.?

Actually, no.

But last week's disclosure of a Deere investment by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shows the students had the right idea when they completed their final exam for adjunct instructor Robert Miles, who teaches an executive MBA class at UNO.

Gretter Ramirez, James Bowen, Chandrakanth Are and Vincent Wong wrote in their 20-page research paper that Deere would fit Berkshire's criteria — good earnings, a strong brand name, a “moat” to protect against competitors and growth prospects given the world demand for food.

They turned in the paper Oct. 13. Last week, Berkshire reported that it had purchased about $330 million worth of Deere shares sometime before Sept. 30.

“Bingo, they got it,” said Miles, who has written books about Buffett. “It made me feel good.”

The MBA students are a diverse group: Ramirez is a native of Cuba, Are a native of India and Bowen a native of Nebraska. Wong, from Seattle, took the class as a “lifelong learner.”

Miles said the students' correct reasoning about Deere shows that one can study Buffett's principles and past investments and come up with ideas that would fit into Berkshire's investment portfolio. The purchase likely was not by Buffett but rather by one of his two like-minded money managers, Ted Weschler or Todd Combs, who handle most “smaller” investments.

During the three semesters Miles has been teaching the Buffett-oriented class, students have made a couple of dozen such recommendations, and this is the first one to nearly coincide with an actual Berkshire investment.


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Robert Miles 2011Omaha World Herald Article

Warren Buffett signs UNO Investor Class Poster
Warren Buffett signs poster for the Fall 2011 EMBA Course at UNO.

Some University of Nebraska at Omaha students recently heard an offer from Warren Buffett:

"If I gave you a billion dollars ..."

Of course, Buffett was making a hypothetical statement, illustrating how to know when a business has a "durable competitive advantage" over others in the same industry. If a competitor had a billion dollars, could it steal away your customers?

It was one lesson among many for the 32 students in a class titled "Genius of Warren Buffett," offered for the first time this fall at UNO's College of Business Administration. The final class session was a two-hour lunch and Q&A with Buffett at the Happy Hollow Country Club.

Offered through UNO's executive MBA program, the class covers not just Buffett's investing ideas but also his management methods, communications style, philanthropy, character and other aspects of his life. The instructor is Robert Miles, who has written several books about Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., the Omaha-based investment company Buffett heads.

The class is under the auspices of finance department Chairman David Volkman, who will grade the students' final papers later this month.

The billion-dollar "offer" came when Claire Kenkel's team outlined a potential acquisition target for Buffett: the Buckle, a Kearney-based casual clothing retail chain.

The company met many of Buffett's criteria for purchase: strong return on capital, a family run company, $135 million in annual revenue and a business plan that's difficult for competitors to copy, said Kenkel, who is international marketing manager for an Omaha health care diagnostics company.

Buffett responded that the team's analysis had hit all the right points, she said. "That was kind of an affirmation that at least we hadn't missed the mark entirely."

The billion-dollar comment also indicated that competitors would have difficulty taking over the Buckle's market, she said.

Buffett also pointed out the price-control advantage that some companies have. If Coca-Cola raises the price of each drink it sells by a penny, that's $17 million a day and more than $6 billion a year.

In all, the UNO students outlined nine companies for Buffett to consider for acquisition. But students kept their comments brief, Kenkel said. "We wanted to maximize the amount of time Warren was speaking. We were there to learn from him."

In return, the Berkshire CEO bought the lunch — burgers, fries and Cokes.

"I think he really enjoyed it, and the students really enjoyed seeing how his mind works," Miles said from his home in Sarasota, Fla.

Of the 32 students, 20 are working on MBAs and 12 are "lifelong learners" not earning college credit. Most were from the Omaha area, but some came from Texas, Missouri, California, Kansas and Illinois.

Published Omaha World Herald Sunday November 6, 2011 By Steve Jordon

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The Genius of Warren Buffett Course

Fall 2015

In depth look into the principles and practical methods used by the world’s greatest investor, manager and director. This graduate level concentrated 36 hour program has been exclusively designed for Executive MBA students, UNO graduates, and lifelong learners. Learn how Warren Buffett began with $100 and turned it into a multi billion dollar fortune without ever starting his own business, developing a patent, taking an enormous salary or issuing management stock options. Hear from a Distinguished Lecture series of notable and accomplished investors, managers, directors, shareholders and philanthropists. Explore his unique and uncommon management style. 

Understand how Buffett created a world class board of directors. The course will include an in-depth study of his life, character, reputation and ethics. Analyze his mistakes while comprehending his valuation methods as many of his five decade long acquisitions are dissected. Learn how his vast fortune is thoughtfully distributed to those less fortunate. Final exam will include student presentations of businesses and stocks that they believe best fit into the Berkshire family of businesses.

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Value Investor Conference

Value Investor Conference

Dates:Thursday and Friday, April 28 - 29, 2016 

For complete information including presenters and topics, click here: www.valueinvestorconference.com

Note:   This conference is scheduled before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting weekend and will end so that shareholders may attend official Berkshire related events.

Value Investor Conference Conference Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business, Mammel Hall
6708 Pine Street Omaha, NE 68106 (on the corner of Pine and S. 67th St) 
Map and Directions

Value Investor Conference Courtyard Omaha Aksarben Village (within walking distance of UNO CBA), 1625 S 67th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106.   Phone: (402) 951-4300

Value Investor Conference Limited Seating:  Conference registration is limited to 160 delegates to insure exclusivity and greater networking opportunities.

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News About Robert P. Miles
CNBC Interview August 30, 2011 with Robert P. Miles - Watch entire interview!

Watching Warren

Tue 30 Aug 11 | 10:15 AM ET
A long-term Berkshire Hathaway shareholder sheds light on the billionaire investor's latest investments, with Robert Miles, "The Warren Buffett CEO" author.
Business Times (Singapore) Published August 15, 2011


Strategies That Work Well for Warren Buffett


EMOTIONAL discipline, a good understanding of accounting, an insatiable thirst to read and patience are key traits that have made Warren Buffett one of the most successful investors in the world today, said Robert Miles, author and authority on Mr Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, last weekend. ...read entire article!

The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Managing

Location: The University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business, Mammel Hall
Date: Friday, April 29, 2011
This presentation has captured the imagination of audiences on five continents. Miles explores the unique combination of native brilliance and well developed character traits and habits that have enabled Warren Buffett to become the single wealthiest investor and one of the most admired chief executives in the world.
Buffett CEO Video Interview

Author Robert Miles interviews several Warren Buffett CEOs before a live studio audience. Barnett Helzberg, retired CEO of Helzberg Diamonds, Stan Lipsey, publisher and CEO of the Buffalo News, Jim Issler, COO of H.H. Brown Shoe, Al Ueltschi, founder and chairman of FlightSafety International, Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes and Bill Child, Chairman of R.C. Willey Home Furnishings each have been interviewed. Their shows are available on DVD.

Buffett CEO Video Interview


For a limited time you can view Kevin Clayton video interview for free by clicking on the photo. 

To inquire about becoming an underwriter for one or a series of interviews, please send an email

Omaha Author Reception - UNO Mammel Hall

Friday, 6 pm - 8 pm - If you are planning to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, you may want to stop by Mammel Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), on Friday evening, the night before Berkshire’s AGM. Complimentary ice cream is available from 6 - 8 pm. UNO Mammel Hall is located at 6708 Pine Street Omaha, NE 68106 on the corner of Pine and S. 67th St. 

Warren Buffett Signing Book

This event is sponsored by Morningstar, John Wiley and Sons Publishers, The Reader, The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration and Omaha Airport Hudson Booksellers and is an excellent opportunity to visit with several Buffett authors, newsletter editors, stock analysts, Berkshire managers and fellow shareholders. Reservations are not required for this family friendly event but you will need to show your annual meeting credentials for a complimentary ice cream.

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