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Take Warren Buffett and Jay-Z, put them in the same room. What happens next?

By September 28, 2010 13 Comments

When you think about people who make the right choices, you tend to see their great success. Success is inevitable when you know what to do. And when you know how to do it. Of these two – WHAT TO DO and HOW TO DO IT, only one can be learned. The other one is the unique way you feel, talk, think and see the world. You take what you love and use other people’s knowledge to achieve what you want. Sounds simple? and it is…plus it works when you set yourself in constant motion.
But.. there is one problem.
Most of us don’t know what that one or two things that we love, really are.

The world changes… your unique talent is your bridge to the stability no matter what happens. During the conversation, Jay-Z talks about his own beginning, and the choices he has made, that let him enjoy his life now.

Warren Buffett and Jay-Z met to share what they both have in common. They come from two different areas of interest, but there is something that makes them alike and very very successful. Watch the video to find out more.

If you would like to watch the entire conversation, where they discuss many topics, like the importance of “failures” in life, see this video:

To read more about Warren Buffett, and his history, visit this article: Young Entrepreneurs: Part II. Warren Buffett- the path to lasting success.

What are your thoughts on the subject of Passion and Dedication? Are you inspired after watching the videos? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.

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  • Nicole Powel says:

    Hi Martyna

    Warren Buffett, and Jay-Z, they actually surprised me. When you see how great they both understand each other…it is just WOW. It really explains the origins of their fame and happiness. No matter what industry you choose, it is always how you do the things you want to do. And thanks for pointing that out- “Of these two – WHAT TO DO and HOW TO DO IT, only one can be learned.” I couldn’t agree more.

    thanks for the article and the videos

  • Hallo Nicole

    Yes, the conversation between the two is great to follow. You need a talented person to be able to fully appreciate somebody else’s perfection- like Buffett who points out Jay-Z’s talent for making music : “That’s why he’s succeeding even though he’s moved beyond the age that you normally associate his field with,” says Buffett. β€œThe best moat you can have is your own talent. They can’t take it away from you; inflation and taxes can’t take it from you… He can do things I can’t do, believe me! I can’t do anything he does.”

    Thanks for your comment,

  • Kate says:

    I have always liked Jay-Z.
    he has something to say.
    he found a way to do it.
    he is very very determined

    wow, determined!

  • Keith Davis says:

    Hi Martyna
    Would be great to find a business with a “moat” – a business with no competition. Any ideas Martyna?

    Both these guys speak well and look the part.
    Got to be a few clues there.

  • hello Kate

    nice to meet you
    thanks for pointing that out- “he is very determined”. creative, great energy, determined…and not selling out πŸ™‚

    have a cute day:)

  • hello Keith πŸ™‚

    yes, there is a business with no competition. and you know what that is, don’t you.
    I am happy that you liked the interview… the full conversation is so intriguing, isn’t it! the way they behave, and appreciate Jay-Z’s individuality. I still don’t understand, why people are scared of someone with passion and the will to master it.

    speak soon, Martyna

  • Keith Davis says:

    Hi Martyna
    Just published a new post… all about emotions.
    Hope you like it.

  • Keith, I will visit your blog and read the article tomorrow. emotions, ideas:) – just like the message behind the building I have seen today. thank you.
    tired now after a trip to a very majestic monastery from the XII century, the largest complex in the whole Europe- more than 370 thousand cubic metres. Imagine that! The monks were extremely powerful- you could say that just by looking at the amazingly perfect proportions of the inner architectural space. lots of air and light. HARMONY

    see ya!

  • Keith Davis says:

    Sounds fantastic.
    Why wasn’t I invited? LOL

  • Hi Martyna!
    Very interesting combo these two. My thoughts on Passion and Dedication are that when your actions are in alignment with your passions, you can’t help but be dedicated to your what you are doing. Dedication is effortless when we are living our passions.

    That being said, your point is very valid that sometimes we don’t quite know our passions. My son is reading this book ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’ and he is finding it very useful in terms of targeting his passions.

    Thanks for a great post. Loving blessings!

  • hey Andrea

    “when your actions are in alignment with your passions, you can’t help but be dedicated to your what you are doing. Dedication is effortless when we are living our passions.”
    and produces new solutions!
    I will check the book out. thank you. have you read “ThinkerToys”?
    you mentioned effortlessness- perhaps it appears also when hours and hours of training have been mixed with the curiosity, and childlike desire to simplify.

    have a nice Sunday
    best, Martyna

  • I came across this blog and was just seeing if it was still open to comments.

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