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When it comes to investing, many people wonder what is the best strategy, technique, or formula for identifying companies that will deliver in the long term. How can you be confident that you're making sound investment decisions?

According to Motley Fool analyst Brenton Flynn, look no further than the"Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett, famous for the wisdom and winnings of his investing approach. Buffett's portfolio includes companies such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO  ) , Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC  ) , Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT  ) , and IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) , all of which he chose based on a few simple principles that truly anyone can learn from and emulate.

See the following video to get started thinking like Buffett!

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Brenton Flynn has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of IBM, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo and has options on Wells Fargo. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Coca-Cola and Wells Fargo. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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