Along with students from Harvard, Stanford and Boston College, USD students began the day touring the Nebraska Furniture Mart, then moved on to a two-hour question-and-answer session at the Kiewit Building in Omaha.
Members of USD’s student-managed investment organization, Coyote Capital Management, were able to pick the billionaire’s mind for investment strategy tips. After lunch at Buffett’s favorite steakhouse, the tour moved on to Borsheims jewelry store and finished up at the La Vista Fulfillment Center for Oriental Trading Company.
The day allowed students from USD to learn about how some of Buffett’s long-running businesses have continued to grow and adapt to changing markets, including technology developments like electronic price tags and smartphone apps to help guide customers through stores.
Students were also exposed to retail strategies and technological business solutions on a large scale, with Borsheims offering millions of dollars worth of jewelry and Oriental Trading Company’s fulfillment center covering 750,000 square feet.