I have a bit of an obsession with Warren Buffett. If I could choose one living person to meet it would be him, hands down. In my head he is a great grandfatherly figure that younger generations can and should learn a lot from. There is just something about this man who spent his whole life devoted to making money for no other purpose than to make it. Who is now giving it all away.
I’ve read his annual letter to investors for a few years, even though I have no investment in Berkshire Hathaway. After getting started on Roger Lowenstein’s biography about him, I switched gears last week and decided to check out The Intelligent Investor by his mentor Benjamin Graham. I was interested to know more about the person who so heavily influenced Warren Buffet’s life, and also to maybe learn some investment strategies.
I haven’t made it too far through this book about investing that was originally written in the 40′s. I very well may never finish it. But it has already paid dividends in the book of my life by mentioning some simple words worth living by. In the forward, written by Buffett it is mentioned that Graham once said that his goal for every day was to do something foolish, something creative, and something generous.
I’m making this my mantra.