posted at 16:50
Author Name: Drake Baer
Young Warren Buffett Epiphany Life Decision
When each of his three kids turned 10 years old, Howard Buffett took them on a trip from Omaha to the East Coast. Reflecting on his obsessions, Warren wanted to see three things: the Scott Stamp and Coin Company, the Lionel Train Company, and the New York Stock Exchange. After taking in the men in bright jackets shouting and scribbling on the trading floor, the Buffetts had lunch at the Exchange with At Mol, a Dutchman who was a member of the Stock Exchange. He was a "Very impressive-looking man," Buffett told Alice Schroeder in her biography, "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life.". "After lunch, a guy came along with a tray that had all these different kinds of tobacco leaves on it," Buffett recalled. Clearly, the Stock Exchange was a fountain of cash, one that Buffett would find a way to take part in. Buffett knew what he wanted to organize his life around: money. "I could do what I wanted to do with my life," he continued, "And the biggest thing I wanted to do was work for myself. I didn't want other people directing me. The idea of doing what I wanted to do every day was very important to me."

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