While investor Philip Fisher — who specialized in investing in innovative companies — didn't shape Buffett in quite the same way as Graham did, he still holds him in the highest regard. "I am an eager reader of whatever Phil has to say, and I recommend him to you," Buffett said. In "Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits," Fisher emphasizes that fixating on financial statements isn't enough — you also need to evaluate a company's management.
As a member of Smart Woman Securities, a national organization that educates undergraduate women on investing and pursuing business careers, I’d landed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Warren Buffett. Yep, you heard me: Warren Buffett. The legendary investor and second richest man in the world was offering his time to meet with a select number of students in his hometown—and by who knows what luck, I was a part of it. Here's the story. | CareerContessa.com