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University of Auckland Investment Club Bulletin

May 28, 2015 By: webmaster Category: Irving Kahn, Mohnish Pabrai, SuperInvestors, Understanding Value

I just came across the first edition of a newsletter from the University of Auckland Investment Club.  The inaugural issue features a profile of Irving Kahn, Notes from the 2014 Graham and Dodd Breakfast and A Conversation with Mohnish Pabrai.  It is also packed with student pitches, member highlights and more.

Click here to read the First Edition of the University of Auckland Investment Club Bulletin.

Lunch With Warren Buffett

February 24, 2010 By: webmaster Category: Guy Spier, Mohnish Pabrai, Warren Buffett

I am extraordinarily fortunate to be able to count Guy Spier of Aquamarine Fund as one of my personal mentors.  In 2006 Guy, along with Mohnish Pabrai of Pabrai Funds, won the annual charitable auction for lunch with Warren Buffett. This year’s lunch took place yesterday in Manhattan.

Obviously one can learn much by studying Guy as an investor.  One can learn even more by observing how Guy absorbs various mental models and incorporates them into not only his investment style, but also into every aspect of his being.  I believe that Guy exemplifies the term intellectual curiosity.  In a recent interview with Betty Liu of Bloomberg, Guy discusses some of the lessons he took away from his lunch with Warren Buffett.   Click here for the interview.

Warren Buffett also mentioned Guy and Mohnish in his interview with Betty Liu.  Click here for the interview.


Click here to read an article Guy penned for Time Magazine after his lunch with Mr. Buffett.

If You Could Have Lunch With Anyone…

June 26, 2009 By: webmaster Category: Guy Spier, Mohnish Pabrai, Warren Buffett

This past Wednesday, hedge fund manager Zhao Danyang dined at Smith and Wollensky’s in Manhattan with Warren Buffett.  Danyang paid $2.1 million for the opportunity to have lunch with his hero, over 3x more than it cost the 2007 winners.  Proceeds from the lunch go to benefit the Glide Foundation.

This time last year two of my mentors, Guy Spier of Aquamarine Fund and Mohnish Pabrai of Pabrai Funds, along with their wives and Mohnish’s two daughters, sat down for lunch with Mr. Buffett.   Below are two great interviews where each investor reflects on the time they spent with Warren.  I find it interesting that their memories have little to do with investing, and instead focus on ‘general lessons for life’.

“That’s One Expensive Buffett” – an American Public Media audio interview with Mohnish Pabrai.  (thanks S.F. and NoiseFree Investing)

Betty Liu of Bloomberg Television interviews Guy Spier outside Smith and Wollensky.

For more on Guy and Mohnish’s experience see the article Guy wrote last year for Time Magazine: “My $650,100 Lunch with Warren Buffett”.

(For more on Mohnish Pabrai see my interview with Mr. Pabrai when I was a student at Columbia Business School.)