Warren Buffett Interview Transcript

Billionaire investor Chairman/CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway is popular for his vigorous investing mentality/ability which has so far made him the World’s richest man today. A brief interview was carried out with him recently. Hear what he has to say.

Journalist: What is your personal definition of happiness?

Warren Buffett: “Well, I can certainly define happiness because that’s what I am. I mean, I get to do what I like to do every single day of the year. I get to do it with people I like. I don’t have to associate with anybody who causes my summer to churn. And the only thing in my job I don’t like is this,”Occasionally I have to fire somebody” and I don’t like that. Other than I tap dance to work and I get down there and I think I’m supposed to lie on my back and paint the ceiling or something, just the way I feel and it doesn’t diminish. It’s tremendous fun. So 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 that I wouldn’t be doing anything else. So I do advise you when you like to work, go to go to work for an organization that you admire, people you admire because it’ll turn you on and, uh, you ought to be happy where you are working.

Get right into what you enjoy you know, and you’ll be successful at it. You won’t be able to do best. And uh, I don’t regard what I do as the most important thing in the world at all, but it’s right for me. I mean, I happened to be wired in a certain way that what I do works in that stuff. And that’s true of a lot of things. But luckily I kind of stumbled into the thing that I do best and you know, it’s worked out well.

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