Wisdom of Warren Buffett

A great post on Darren Johnson’s blog–the wisdom of Warren Buffett.

I find it interesting that there are 6.16 million pages in Google that contain “Bill Gates “, the world’s richest man, but only 360,000 that mention “Warren Buffett”, the world’s greatest investor and second richest man.

According to Forbes, Buffett is worth $42.9 billion and Gates is worth $46.6 billion. Buffett could easily pass Gates this year since Microsoft’s stock has been pretty flat for the last few years.

Buffett’s ideas are not studied or written about or imitated nearly as much as they should be.

It hit me a few months back after studying The Warren Buffett Way how foolish I have been for almost 10 years for owning stock in companies without having studied the investment approach of the world’s greatest investor. I learned a great deal from studying this book.

How often do we ignore the example and/or teachings of the best of the best? Whatever our profession is, there are probably biographies or autobiographies or books written by or about the most successful people in our profession–but I don’t think most of us ever think about finding and studying these. I wonder why.

Is it too hard to find role models and examples, or are we too lazy, or do we just never think about it?

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