Life is What You Make It

Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.42 hours)
Product Number: Z100023664
Released: Apr 27, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307749857
Narrator/s: Peter Buffett
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path of least resistance or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction? You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes. In Life Is What You Make It, Buffett expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way. Today's society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic, honoring the payoff instead of the process. We confuse privilege with material accumulation, character with external validation. Yet, by focusing more on substance and less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. In clear and concise terms, Buffett reveals a great truth: Life is random, neither fair nor unfair.

Author(s): Peter Buffett
Original Publish Date: Apr 27, 2010

All formats/editions

Author(s): Peter Buffett
Product Number EB00152340
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: #9780307464736

Professional reviews

"Warren Buffett's son delivers this thoughtful account of how he rose above his father's achievements to claim his own life. Yet the gentleness of Peter Buffett's voice does not diminish the strength of character and wisdom that are central to his humble presentation. He writes about his vocational path (he's a musician), the growth of his worldview, and the advantages of having successful and loving parents. But the deeper listening satisfaction is hearing him discuss the universal challenges of overcoming adolescent hubris, learning trust and courage, defining personal success, and managing life's conflicts and opportunities. This is rich and affirming material for anyone searching for creative meaning and a place in his or her community. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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