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Life is what you make it

Author: Peter Buffett
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes. Today's society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peter Buffett; Warren Buffett; Peter Buffett; Warren Buffett; Peter Buffett; Warren Buffett; Peter Buffett; Warren Buffett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Buffett
ISBN: 9780307464712 0307464717
OCLC Number: 430192426
Description: 257 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Normal is what you're used to --
No one deserves anything --
The myth of the level playing field --
The (mixed) blessing of choice --
The mystery of vocation --
Buying time --
Don't just find your bliss, do your bliss --
Portals of discovery --
Be careful what you wish for --
What we mean when we say "success" --
The perils of prosperity --
The gentle art of giving back.
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Composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes. Today's society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic, honoring the payoff instead of the process. Yet, by focusing more on substance and less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. Our journey in life rarely follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. How we push through and persevere is where we begin to create the life of our dreams--from discovering our vocations, to living out our bliss, to giving back to others.--From publisher description.

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