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.