Dinner With Buffett
When I was 19 years of age a very successful man told me, you will be the same person in 5 years except for the people you meet and the books you read. As an ambitious young man I took on board what I was told and have always tried to meet top people and read books about their lives. I was therefore fascinated this week to see Warren Buffett auctioning himself as a dinner date to raise money for charity. What would you pay to have dinner with the legendary investor?
If you had a choice who would be the 5 top successful people you’d like to have dinner with an why?
Here are my Top 5
Jose Mourinho OK I’m baised but I believe Jose is a fantastic man manager. I’d love to learn his motivation skills.
Donald Trump To make a billion and then to be in debt to the tune if billion , then make a billion again is incredible.
Warren Buffett . Warren keeps investing simple. He buys companies he understands that have products with longevity. I’d love to learn from him.
Nelson Mandela . Nelson is as we all know an incredible man. To be in prision for 27 years and emerge without being bitter says everything about his inner strength.
Boone Pickens . At 85 years of age Boone still works hard everyday. He works out at 630 am to make sure he says in shape . Pickens says, I never want to be taken out of the game because i didn’t take care of myself.
Which successful person would you like a dinner date with and why?
Be careful who you pick, sometimes your choice says more about you than it does about them. All the people I choose are incredibly strong minded. I’ve always tried to develop, strength of my mind so maybe its why I admire that in the above people.
Nigel Green deVere Group
blog written 5th of June