This is yet another book that articulates so well the net affect on society. The book is written with such positive light of what a liberal arts education could do for a person. The ability to think is what should be the focus, not the acquisition of knowledge. It has several great book lists that I hope to add to my noggin.
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And without lifetime learning, you people are not going to do very well. You are not going to get very far in life based on what you already know. Without Warren Buffett being a learning machine, continuous learning machine, the track recrod would have been absolutely impossible.
My children laugh at me. At least it is if you want to win. Boy does that help, especially when you have a long run ahead of you. You have to work hard on it. Ask yourself what are the arguments on the other side. This is a great mental discipline. I had Thomas Jefferson over my bed at seven or eight. My family was into all that stuff, getting ahead through discipline, knowledge, and self-control. I think that you learn economics better if you make Adam Smith your friend. That sounds funny, making friends among the eminent dead, but if you go through life making friends with the eminent dead who had the right ideas, I think it will work better in life and work better in education.
And if you take Warren Buffett, if you watched him with a time clock, I would say half of all the time that he spends is just sitting on his ass and reading. And a big chunck of the rest of the time is spent talking one on one, either on the telephone or personally, with highly gifted people whom he trusts and who trust him.
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Latticework: The New Investing
Latticework : the new investing