Sunday, January 14, 2007

Teladan

Yeop sungguh kagum dengan manusia ini. Warren Buffet. Bermoral seperti orang Islam, dan bermurah hati. Tak lupa daratan meskipun sudah tergolong antara orang yang terkaya di dunia. Berikut adalah intisari temuramah CNBC dengan beliau.

There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated US$31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:

  1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!
  2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.
  3. He still lives in the same small 3 bedroom house in mid-town Omaha , that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.
  4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.
  5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.
  6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis.
  7. He has given his CEO's only two rules. Rule number 1: Do not lose any of your shareholder's money. Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.
  8. He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch television.
  9. Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.
  10. Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.
  11. His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself.

Amazing individual indeed......


6 comments:

Pak Malau said...

Yeop,

Kor cakap gomen, manaler Pak Malau nak paham.

masak said...

WB kedekut..... tapi banyak sedekah. Moral of the story, jadi lah seorang yang kedekut kalau nak banyak bersedekah.

Sayang sedekah WB tu tak ke mana.... tapi kalau dia islam skarang ni mungkin duit tu smua dah takde sebab US dah freeze and takde orang nak ilut cakap dia lagi.....smua ada hikmah tu....

NBB said...

dia tak pe le, mak dia dah takde lagi di donia. kalau saya takde talipon tangan, macam mana mak saya nak menalipon saya.

Bunga Rampai said...

Salam Bang Yeop,

Kagum dengannya! Dapat saya rasakan ketenangan dalam dirinya.

panwalla said...

jangan minum air kacang soya ya!

is150 said...

Subhanallah.... marilah kita sama-sama berdoa supaya boleh memajukan diri dan rakan-rakan di sekeliling...

Insya-Allah