I receive many e-mails every day in reference to my blog at tehrani.com
. A while back I wrote about Warren Buffet as he sent a testimonial
letter to TMCnet. Somehow many people looking at my blog think Warren and I are fishing buddies. While I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mr. Buffet, what I do not have is an invite from him to fish. Besides, I really do not have much time for fishing these days. Work seems to be all-consuming.
I would be very interested in having an ice cream with Warren if I ever get an invite though. I'll even pay.
But I digress. I get many e-mails from people who want me to get a message to Mr. Buffet. As a matter of disclosure, I do not have
Warren's e-mail address and to be honest I have no clue if he even reads e-mail.
I have a moral dilemma as the e-mails I receive are often touching. I never know if they are legit and even if I did know... Again, where would I send them? This message below seems legitimate so I thought it worth passing along and it is also for a good cause.
It seems Mr. Buffet reads at least one of TMC's publications. Hopefully he reads my blog as well. The letter follows below:
Mr. Tehrani, I first want to introduce myself. My name is Charles Flack, I am a managing consulting in the area of networking and enterprise architecture with IBM Global Services and a 23 year employee with IBM. I am a BSEE graduate of Tennessee State University and MSEE Graduate of Syracuse University. I am the president of the Tennessee State University Engineering Alumni Association, where we have launched a major endowment effort in 2006. No, I am not asking you for a contribution, but your influence and for you to just to forward this information. In my Googling for Warren Buffet's e-mail address, I read that you had somehow made contact with him. I would like to solicit your help assisting us in building our engineering scholarship endowment at Tennessee State University. Please review our giving brochure
If you can help us by forwarding this information to your peers, friends, and other non-profit foundation heads, we would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to visit our web site
Charles K. Flack, BSEE '84
President, Tennessee State University Engineering Alumni Association Building the Endowment, Securing the Future for the Tennessee State University College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science.