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ERIC Number: EJ883911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
No Time for Timidity: A "Buffett" Approach to Weathering the Economic Crisis and Coming out Ahead
Hesel, Richard A.; Strauss, David W.; Edwards, Benjamin G.
Trusteeship, v17 n3 p25-29 May-Jun 2009
The counterintuitive approach of the world's greatest value investor, Warren Buffett, may be the best hope for colleges and universities during this recession. Buffett's time-tested philosophy of seeking value and investing for the long term remains a sound approach, even if his short-term returns have declined along with those of the rest of the world in the current downturn. This article presents four instructive cases of innovative actions: Hendrix College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Duke University. The four represent quite different situations, institutions, and responses, but each demonstrates a variation on the Buffett approach: finding and embracing opportunity in troubled times.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Massachusetts; North Carolina; Virginia