Oct 24th, 2005 by Martin Lee
I had been seeing the same old advertisement in the newspapers for a few days promoting this particular seminar by Robert P. Miles. Well, it won’t hurt to go for the preview. I should have something to learn from this guy since even Warren Buffett endorses his books.
12th Oct 2005. I was walking around at Bugis Junction when someone came up to me to ask for directions to Parkview Square. Hmm..isn’t that the venue of the preview seminar? I found out that he was also going to the preview. Unfortunately, I didn’t know where Parkview Square was at that time and couldn’t give him the directions he asked for.
Fast forward 2 hours….
The preview was a bit of a disappointment. It was essentially that, a preview. Robert was telling us the things that he will be covering during the actual seminar. Nevertheless, the steerling records of Warren Buffett presented during the preview continued to amaze me. And the cost of attending the seminar? $538. At the preview, there was a special promotional price of $488. And if I could get a group (2 or more) to sign up together, the cost would only be $450.
As fate would have it, the person who was asking me for directions earlier on was also there and wanted to sign up. So, we did the smart thing and signed up together to get the group price of $450. There was something wrong with the credit card reader though and he didn’t manage to complete the transaction. I didn’t hang around to find out what happened to him in the end.
Hmm.. $450 for a one day workshop would be a reasonable price to pay if I could pick up a couple of good ideas from it. My investments had not been doing well lately and I certainly needed a nudge in the correct direction. And what better way to get the nudge than from the world’s greatest investor?