http://undergroundvalue.blogspot.com/2008/02/notes-from-buffett-meeting-2152008_23.html Austin: Why do you think that despite making your methods publicly available, that relatively few people have been able to emulate your success? Buffett: I asked Graham the same question. Everyone took his class at Columbia Business School. He used current examples, and by the end of the semester you would have a portfolio that wouldâve made you money. Graham lived a life of sharing. He may have had more money hoarding, but lived happier because of it. The moneyâs just a figure in the paper, perhaps he wouldâve died with 86 million instead of 42 million, but it doesnât really matter. 90% of the people that took his class ended up doing something else.