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Mon., Nov. 14, 2011, 1:53 p.m.

GU professor will read from his book on notable entrepreneurs

A new book on entrepreneurs by Gonzaga University's Todd Finkle includes lessons drawn from Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Warren Buffett.

Finkle is GU's Pigott Professor in Entrepreneurship. He recently arranged a trip by GU business and Hogan Program students to meet with Buffeet in Omaha.

Finkle's new book is "Lessons Learned from Leading Entrepreneurs: Case Studies in Business and Entrepreneurship."

He'll read from the book on Saturday Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Auntie's Bookstore, in downtown Spokane.


Finkle grew up in a family that owned a business, and he went on to start four businesses himself and co-found a nonprofit. At  the University of Akron (Ohio), where Finkle taught before coming to Gonzaga, he wrote a case study on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett read the study and invited Finkle and some of his Akron students to spend a day in Omaha at Berkshire Hathaway’s world headquarters.

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