Warrent Buffet on Independent Thinking

I have already written how I like the old Warren Buffet, with his independent and clear thoughts, more than the everybody’s-darling-guy he is now…

The following quote from one of his early partnership letters…

“(…)We derive no comfort because important people, vocal people, or great numbers of people agree with us. Nor do we derive comfort if they don’t. A public opinion poll is no substitute for thought. When we really sit with a smile on our face is when we run into a situation we can understand, where the facts are ascertainable and clear, and the course of action obvious. In that case – whether conventional or unconventional – whether others agree or disagree – we feel we are progressing in a conservative manner (…)”

…could easily serve as the introduction to some “independent thinkers’ manifesto”!


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