What Bill Gates learned from Warren Buffet …..

May 15, 2017 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog


When his name is mentioned, Bill Gates speaks in glowing terms about the man he calls his mentor, Warren Buffet.

At a celebration dinner earlier this year to mark 25 years of friendship, Gates was asked what is the most important thing he has learned from Buffet.

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Gates replied, “That every coin has 3 sides. A side, a flip side, and an edge. And the best place to see and appreciate both sides is from the edge.

Living on the edge helps you to be more creative and think differently, because if you’re thinking like everyone on one, or other side of the coin, then you’re not really thinking.”


Apparently, replying “maybe next time” to a wedding invite isn’t the correct response.

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My husband was dying. The doctors said it was too late to do anything and that he was fading fast.

I was by his bedside when he said in a very weak voice, “There’s something I must confess.”

“Shhh,” I said, “There’s nothing to confess. Everything is alright.”

“No, I must die in peace,” he said, “I had an affair with our neighbour and your friend.”

“I know,” I whispered. “That’s why I put some ground nuts – the ones that give you extreme anaphylactic shock – in your dinner and couldn’t find your adrenaline jab ….. now close your eyes.”

Live big & love deep.


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Sunil Bali

As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach. www.sunilbali.com

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