Warren Buffett Shares His Secret: How You Can 'Tap Dance to Work'
Warren Buffett loves his job. If you ask him, he'll tell you he "tap dances to work" every morning. And he's happy to tell you how you can do it too.
Buffett's joyful phrase inspired Carol Loomis to call her new book Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012.
It's a collection of Fortune magazine's stories about the Berkshire Hathaway CEO, going back to 1966, along with commentary by Loomis.
She is Senior Editor-at-Large at Fortune, and a long-time friend of Buffett's. Each year, she edits Buffett's popular annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.
In a piece about the book, Loomis writes about how she first encountered Buffett and shares some quotes from past years.
She also sat down with Buffett and Fortune Managing Editor Andy Serwer for some video clips covering her friendship with the Omaha billionaire, why Buffett is giving away his money, his online bridge hobby, and whether he ever plans to retire.
In this clip, he's asked how the rest of us can find a job that has us tap dancing to work. Here's his advice:
"Find your passion. I was very, very lucky to find it when I was seven or eight years old... You're lucky in life when you find it. And you can't guarantee you'll find it in your first job out. But I always tell college students that come out (to Omaha), 'Take the job you would take if you were independently wealthy. You're going to do well at it.'"
And if Buffett hadn't found his passion for investing? He says he might have been a journalist.
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