I drew one of the lucky straws to help represent our fine company at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting this year. A handful of Business Wire folks and I will accompany our CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz to Omaha this weekend, May 1 and 2.
In preparation, I’ve waded through Snowball, the 900-page biography of Warren Buffett, the chairman of Business Wire’s parent company; boned up on Buffett trivia and quotes; and watched and read what to expect–like this profile of Buffett on Bloomberg. Last week on vacation in West Texas, I even bought a couple of dipped cones at Dairy Queen as a show of support for a sister Berkshire Hathaway company.
Wish you could be there? We do, too. That’s why Business Wire is “sharing the wealth” of our Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting experience in two ways.
First, I’ll be tweeting live from the meeting, starting on Friday, so feel free to follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/businesswire.
I’ll start on the trade show floor helping set up our booth, and hopefully get my picture taken with Mr. Buffett (again!) when he does his walk-through. I aim to provide updates on the annual meeting and all the hubbub associated with the bally-hooed “Woodstock for Capitalists” where more than 35,000 folks are expected.
Second, those who become followers of Business Wire on Twitter in the next few days will have their name put into a random drawing for a chance to win one of the limited edition Wired Wired West posters Business Wire is selling for charity. There’s only 500 of these coveted collectables. The set of three posters features Buffett “the Bullett” riding shotgun on a black stallion, Buffet and Baron-Tamraz riding the range, and Charlie Munger slinging a lasso for a good cause. Check ’em out.
We’ll announce the winner next week right here and on Twitter. Hope you join us.