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Suns Out, Puns Out

by M.G. Siegler


What it's like working for Warren Buffett...

Todd Combs, one of the money managers at Berkshire Hathaway:

"I get in around 7 or 8 and I read until about 7 or 8 at night. And I go home and see my family and then I'll read for another hour or two in bed at night. And you know, there might only be three to four phone calls the entire week. So there are very, very few interruptions … But it's literally just reading about 12 hours a day."

Yes, this sounds like the dreamiest of dream jobs. But it's not as crazy as it sounds. Ask yourself: is it more valuable to sit in a dozen superfluous meetings a day, or to be doing research (reading) to find and prep for opportunities that are actually of value? 


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