BRYN MAWR, Pa., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A book co-authored by Dr. Robert Johnson, President and CEO of The American College of Financial Services, is on a list of specially chosen books to be sold at Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting later this month.
The book, "Strategic Value Investing: Practical Techniques of Leading Value Investors," is one of about three dozen books – mostly about Buffett or investing – to make the exclusive list. But unlike most that made the final cut, Dr. Johnson's book was apparently handpicked by the iconic billionaire investor himself.
"I am truly humbled and honored to have the book selected for inclusion on the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Selections List," said Dr. Johnson, who co-wrote the book with Stephen Horan and Thomas Robinson. "There is no person in the business world that I respect and admire more than Mr. Buffett."
Dubbed the "Woodstock for Capitalists," the meeting is scheduled for April 30 in Buffett's hometown of Omaha, Neb. Approximately 40,000 shareholders from around the world are expected to be on hand to hear Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, offer their insights on the company and investing.
The process of selecting the books that will be on display in front of such a large and sophisticated financial audience starts every year with the staff at an Omaha bookstore called The Bookworm. The staff compiles a list that includes books that have sold well at previous meetings, plus any relevant new books that they recommend. Buffett then approves the list and sometimes, if so inspired, adds his own selections.
Beth Black, who co-owns The Bookworm with her husband, Phil, says Dr. Johnson's book, published in 2013, was one of those rare, late entries submitted personally by Buffett.
"Mr. Buffett emailed my husband Phil and said he wanted it included on the list," she said. "Sometimes he'll do that when a particular book is what he considers important. That comes directly from Mr. Buffett."
Dr. Johnson, who was an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a student and professor at Creighton University – also located in Omaha – will be back in familiar territory during the event to sign copies of his book that details how to build a world-class portfolio using value investing.
"It is always great to make the pilgrimage back to my hometown of Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting," he said. "Knowing that some Berkshire Hathaway shareholders — perhaps the most knowledgeable shareholder base in the country — will read the book is a dream come true. It outlines various measures of value and provides a guide for helping investors develop their own unique style."
Dr. Johnson has written or co-written other books, including "Invest With the Fed," "The Tools and Techniques of Investment Planning," and "Investment Banking for Dummies."
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services profession's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
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