What do Warren Buffet, Jeffrey Immelt, and me have in common?
If you guessed that we were all in the same room last night, you are correct!
This week, Ohio State is teaming up with GE capital as they host the 2012 National Middle Market Summit. The purpose of the summit is to bring together more than 700 CEOs, academics, policymakers, and industry experts to discuss the unique set of challenges faced by middle market executives. Business, sports, political, and entertainment leaders will share insights and perspectives on everything from healthcare, to the economy, to the election.
For Fisher MBAs like myself, we have been blessed with opportunities like last night, where two of the best minds in business came together to discuss America’s economic future. Jeffrey Immelt led the discussion with Warren Buffett as he questioned him about his childhood, Berkshire Hathaway, and future advice for the future business leaders of America.
Buffett was his usual self – candid, friendly, and honest. He spoke about the bright future that America has ahead of itself. He noted how he buys companies, specifically, how he strives to understand business models. He also mentioned a funny fact – he doesn’t have a computer in his office. Who would have known?
The event last night was only one of many great opportunities taking place at Fisher and Ohio State this week. The 2012 National Middle Market Summit is a great opportunity for business students and professionals alike. Find out more info about the Middle Market Center here!