Warren Buffett, a legendary investor and the third richest person in the world, said in a recent interview that making a life decision is more important than any other: choosing a life partner.
"If You Want If you want to imitate someone, you should choose very carefully who you want to imitate," he says. "For most people, the spouse is the most important one for this decision."
"You want to choose a spouse who is a bit better than you. Then you or they hope they can not figure it out fast enough, "said Buffett (88), CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B) in a lengthy interview with Yahoo Finance chief editor Andy Serwer.
The Council followed a general rule established by Buffett: be careful with the company you run and the people you admire.
"You want to connect with people who are better than you," he says, "and you want the right heroes."
"Of course you can not choose your parents," he adds. "You'll have a huge impact on you, but you have no choice, but you have a choice if you go down the line, who you admire, whom you want to copy."
"Depositing with people who are better than you"  The council agrees with Buffett's shared wisdom with a 14-year-old Justin Fong at an annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders' meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2004.
"It's better to spend with people who do better are as you, "he said to Fong. "Pick out people whose behavior is better than yours, and you'll drift in that direction."
On another occasion, Buffett explained how to identify such colleagues.
"You are generally looking for three things a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity, and if you do not have the last business, do not even bother about the first two."
Since 1965, Buffett leads Berkshire Hathaway Apple, Coca-Cola and others, which own more than 60 companies such as Geico and Dairy Queen and minority holdings, hold $ 82.5 billion in assets and have vowed to give away almost all of them.
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