Home  Contact Us
  Follow Us On:
 
Search:
Advertising Advertising Free Newsletter Free E-Newsletter
Magazine
  
      2018       2017       2016       2015       2014       2013       2012       2011       2010       2009       2008

INSPIRATIONAL: Great Ideas You Can Steal. From One Of The Richest People In The World
Share to

Great Ideas You Can Steal
From One Of The Richest People In The World
BY Fanny Bates

BT 201806 Inspiration 05      “股神”、“全球最会赚钱富翁”, 这些与财富挂钩的头衔自然归属于我们都熟知的世界富豪沃仑•巴菲特。巴菲特的成功并非“空穴来风”,这和他的家庭教育息息相关。

      巴菲特6岁时就以4.6美分的价格购买可口可乐瓶,然后再用10美分的价格倒卖出去,同时还骑着自行车在社区送报纸,这也是纸媒兴盛年代很多美国人童年的共同经历,是家长培养孩子财商的第一步。他送报纸并不是因为家穷,从开小卖部的爷爷辈开始,他家就算是殷实的中产阶层。10岁时的巴菲特就对股票非常着迷。在他父亲的办公室里,巴菲特经常目不转睛地盯着那些放在镀金专柜里的股票和债券单据,一看就是好长时间。巴菲特小的时候对自己做什么事情都充满信心。他在11岁时买入了希戈石油公司前身的3股优先股,每股买入价38美元。结果该股跌了30%,巴菲特在涨回40美元时匆忙卖掉了。几个月后,这家公司的股票涨至200美元,巴菲特首次试水“折戟”可能是触发他学习价值投资的契机。长到十几岁小巴菲特,每个月的收入已经达到了175美元, 比当时大多数的成人都多。

      后来,哈佛大学拒绝了他的入学申请,但自从怀揣9800美元上哥伦比亚大学以来,每年他的资金增长率都超过61%。26岁时,他就创办了自己的投资公司,实现了财富自由。如果按照2007年的汇率,以及中国的经济水平,26岁的巴菲特已经是千万富翁。


      据福布斯统计,巴菲特目前的个人净财富约为846亿美元,在亚马逊CEO贝索斯和比尔•盖茨之后,位列全球首富榜第三位。但巴菲特在50岁以后才成为亿万富翁,99%的净身家都是50岁以后挣得。


      一个人一生如果想要获得过人的成就,注定与读书和终生学习形影不离。这个品质在巴菲特身上体现到了极致。巴菲特一生致力于学习和研究股票投资,在专注学习这一件事情上他极为专注。他从小就开始阅读和学习所有与股票投资相关的书籍。在他读遍了父亲所有的收藏后,他来到了哥伦比亚大学的图书馆,在书本的海洋里求知若渴的阅读。而终生读书和学习,更是巴菲特坚持了一生的习惯和信仰。


A philanthropist, great entrepreneur and a man who is regarded as being one of the best financial investors of all times once said that it’s not neccessary to do extraordinary things to achieve extraordinary results. That man, the third richest man in the world, has a lot to offer when it comes to business ideas and strategies. Leading an austere and calm life, he has earned so much money that he could buy an entire country. But despite being so rich, he continues to live in the same house he bought 50 years ago for 31,500 dollars. For some people, he is a true genius and a man who spent 15 years securing the podium of richest people. So here are some of the best business strategies you can steal from him and apply to your own entrepreneurial goals and desires.

BT 201806 Inspiration 011. It’s never too early to start

He made his first investment when he was only six years old, by reselling Coca-Cola bottles for 10 cents while buying them for 4.6 cents. At that time, he couldn’t even imagine that forty years later he would have a total empire under his feet. But he always had so much confidence in what he was doing. While his friends were playing and dreaming of becoming Hollywood actors one day, he was buying his first stock for 98, when he was only eleven. Later on, he even stated that he regrets having started so late. When he was a teenager, he was already raking about $175 a month, which was more than most adults. When he was 26, he launched his own investment company, and the empire was born.
 

2. Time is a valuable resource

Bill Gates once stated that the most important lesson about time spending was what he actually learned from this entrepreneur. “A day has only 24 hours. He is aware of this. He does not allow his schedule to be filled with meaningless meetings”, said Gates. His desk is filled with books and he spends 80% of his day reading. His distance from technology and using a flip phone rather than a smartphone gives him time to go through every financial idea and problem. We all love the immediacy and want results without having to wait for them. But in business, things don’t function like this. Some ideas just take time to implement, and no matter how fast we bring them into play, they just need time to earn wings. By learning to respect our time and the time needed to put into action a business idea, we can avoid making errors that can stagger our business strategies. This financial mogul appreciates his time so much that he even auctions a “power lunch”, so people can bid to have lunch with him and listen to his useful and productive advice. The most recent winner of this power lunch paid $2,345,678!
 

3. The price is what you pay, but the value is what you get

When he was 35, he bought a textile company on the brink of bankruptcy and succeeded in transforming it into a profitable company with 270,000 employees. For some reason, people intend to pay much attention to price, rather than value. He saw a great opportunity and grabbed it, by not paying attention to how much this company cost. If you work hard and are dedicated to producing a valuable brand or service, people will acquire it, without price being the main factor in their decision whether or not to buy it. To implement this golden rule, highlight the value, not the price.
 

4. Games are won by people who focus on where they play on the field, not the scoreboard

This is one of the most important lessons you can learn from a man who started his financial career as a teenager. Capitalize your knowledge and apply it to the things you do well, and avoid the risk of being overworked in a bad business. You do not have to be an expert at everything, but you have to know what you are good at and do not go out of that area. If your current strategy doesn’t bear fruit, focus on long-term strategies. Implement day to day actions. The result that matters is the final championship, the final goal, and not that one game that you seem to be losing right now.
 

If you haven’t already guessed who this businessman is, this is the life story of Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, the third richest person in the world and one of the best financial advisors of all times.

    Subscription    |     Advertising    |     Contact Us    |
Address: Magnetic Plaza, Building A4, 6th Floor, Binshui Xi Dao.
Nankai District. 300381 TIANJIN. PR CHINA
Tel: +86 22 23917700
E-mail: webmaster@businesstianjin.com
Copyright 2018 BusinessTianjin.com. All rights reserved.