Thursday, May 03, 2007

Woodstock for Capitalists

This weekend I get to go to the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder's meeting. For the uninitiated, BH is the company run by Warren Buffett, the 3rd richest man in the world. Warren is an amazing businessman, and his uncanny ability to predict what will happen in the future has earned him the title "Oracle of Omaha". Some people buy just one share of stock so they can attend this annual meeting to find out what he'll say. One share of Class-A stock BRK-A is roughly $110,000. One share of Class-B stock BRK-B is about $3600. I'm part of a group of students that help invest a portion of the University of Denver endowment, and our fund (Marsico Fund) has 10 shares of BRK-B. This means we get to send 4 people to the annual meeting. It's anyone's guess how long Warren will continue to run BH, so this is really a once in a lifetime opportunity to go. This is going to be a fun roadtrip, even if it means driving all the way across Nebraska. For those of you who keep a globe in your cube and want to see where exactly Omaha is, check out this Google Map.

From Omaha I head directly to Sweden for some HP business that I can't really disclose in public. But just in case there's a plane crash and those of you that know me want to know if I'm on that flight, here is my itinerary:

  • (Flight) 6 - 7 May 2007: Omaha (OMA) to Stockholm (ARN)

    • Leg 1: Omaha (OMA) to Chicago (ORD)

      • United Airlines Flight 992

      • Departs Omaha 12:59pm

      • Arrives Chicago 2:29pm

    • Leg 2: Chicago (ORD) to Stockholm (ARN)

      • United Airlines Flight 9358

      • Departs Chicago 4:25pm

      • Arrives Stockholm 7 May 7:45am

  • 7 - 13 May 2007: Hilton Stockholm, Slussen Location

    • Phone Number: + 46-8-517-353-00(To dial from the US dial 011- 46-8-517-353-00)

  • (Flight) 13 May 2007: Stockholm (ARN) to Denver (DEN)

    • Leg 1: Stockholm (ARN) to Newark (EWR)

      • United Airlines Flight 9369

      • Departs Stockholm 10:40am

      • Arrives Newark 1:10pm

    • Leg 2: Newark (EWR) to Denver (DEN)

      • United Airlines Flight 1227

      • Departs Newark 5:35pm

      • Arrives Denver 7:54pm

If you want to see what time it is in Stockholm, check out Stockholm's World Clock . Also, you can check weather reports for Stockholm.


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