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Dec 16, 2023Liked by Todd Wenning

Exciting news on your teaching! You'll have the opportunity to impact lives, and I'm sure you'll take that charge seriously. I enjoy connecting with college students each year through the CFA Institute's Research Challenge; such a great opportunity for them to learn about working on a team to develop a succinct research report - and then present it in front of a panel of judges and an audience. While all students are not that serious and passionate about the subject you're teaching, some will be. Good luck reaching and inspiring them!

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Thanks, Steve!

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Dec 11, 2023Liked by Todd Wenning

Congratulations on the teaching role! As a « wannnabe » teacher myself (one day, when I will finally have time for it) I would be very interested in a post discussing how you prepared for the course, what you included in the curriculum, and perhaps a few “tricks” to keep students engaged and interested. I always fantasize that I would sneak a lot of Berkshire Hathaway university into the official curriculum, and I know you share a lot of that way of thinking, so I am curious about what you include/exclude within the guidelines the university gives you. Thank you and keep up the good work!

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Great idea, thanks! Having taught one course already, I will say that it's more difficult to sneak in Berkshire-type stuff into general intro courses. You'll have a few students who love it, but you also have to consider the non-finance/investing people in the class who just need to pass the course - i.e. just want you to teach the textbook. The higher level classes are more self-selecting and you can introduce more non-textbook material.

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Congrats on the teaching position, now you’ll be up in my neck of the woods

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For what it's worth, while it's interesting to read about US companies, I have a strong preference and bigger interest in UK companies

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