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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Warren Buffett on Dale Carnegie and public speaking

While getting his MBA from Columbia University, Buffett says he was “terrified of public speaking.” causing him to withdraw from a Dale Carnegie class.

But later  he saw the ad for the course again and decided to give himself a second chance.

“I became associated with the 30 other people in the class. We couldn’t stand up in front of a group and say our own name. I mean it was — we were — it was pathetic. But that class changed my life in a big way.”