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Warren Buffett: pursuing your passion

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Here’s another take from a guy who really knows.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett uttered these gems during a chat with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and business school students at the University of Washington:

“They say success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get. I don’t know which one applies in this case, but I do know I wouldn’t be doing anything else. … I always worry about people who say, ‘I’m only going to do this for 10 years. I really don’t like it very well. And then I’ll do this …’That’s a little like saving up sex for your old age. Not a very good idea.”

And: “Can you really explain to a fish what it’s like to walk on land? One day on land is worth a thousand years of talking about it, and one day running a business has exactly the same kind of value.”

Also: “I tap dance to work, and when I get there I think I’m supposed to lie on my back and paint the ceiling. It’s tremendous fun.”

—Adapted from Winning Nice, Dawna Stone with Matt Dieter, Center Street/Hachette Book Group USA.

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