Last year I read the Warren Buffett biography, The Snowball, and honestly before that I knew very little about him, other than he’s pretty good at picking stocks. But after reading that book and then researching him some more, he’s quickly moved to the top of my “inspiration” list.
I’ve blogged before about how I’ll never be as successful in business as I could be. I’m just not willing to do the things that seem to come with that kind of success – mostly ignore your family, do nothing good in society other than create jobs at your own company, crush your employees, etc.
Additionally, I’ve shared on this blog the things that matter most to me: Family, Doing Good, and Dragon Army. And family-time and doing good don’t take a back seat to my business and financial success. I won’t allow that to happen.
Watch the first ten minutes of this clip on Buffett. He genuinely cares about helping others. He believes that his success puts a burden on him to help others that possibly weren’t given the opportunities that he’s been given. He also talks about winning the Ovarian Lottery. Name another billionaire that admits that a great deal of his success is because of who he was born to (and the color of his skin.)
Buffett also talks in this clip about the importance of time. As he puts it, its the only thing he can’t buy more of. So his family time is precious to him.
The more I dig into Buffett, the more impressed I am, and the more I want to learn.