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Warren Buffett, an iconic figure in business and investing, will be the topic of discussion at Lakeland College's 15th annual Charlotte and Walter Kohler Business Lecture.

Robert P. Miles, an internationally acclaimed keynote presenter, author and distinguished authority on Warren Buffett and his company, Berkshire Hathaway, will lead a talk entitled "The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Leading" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Bradley Theatre. The event is free and open to all.

Miles' appearance is made possible by a gift from The Charlotte and Walter Kohler Charitable Trust.

His presentation will outline how Buffett, using gifts of memory, math and interpersonal skills, became one of the world's most renowned investors and most respected chief executives, and why investors should study Buffett.

"Genius is a gift bestowed on a rare few of intellectual types," Miles said. "Throughout history, scientists and artists have advanced human achievement, but there are few, if any, advancements made by someone who was both a scientific and artistic genius."

Pursued by journalists and media moguls on just about every move that Buffett makes, Miles is not only a long-term shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, he has gotten to know Buffett personally.

Miles is the author of three books, has created assorted audio and video programs and has appeared on many radio and television programs on five continents, including NPR, CNN, CNN International, CNBC, FOX Business, Channel News Asia, Sky Business News, Shanghai Today, CNBC Asia, CNBC Africa and Bloomberg TV. His Buffett CEO book was featured as a special on National Public Television's Nightly Business Report.

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