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It may be crazy to pick a fight with Warren Buffett. He’s not just a business and investing genius. He’s also a stalwart supporter of financial education for the young—precisely my calling for the past 17 years. But here goes anyway.
At the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this year—known as the Woodstock of Capitalism—Buffett dished some advice for youngsters that I found less than compelling. Here’s the gem that set me off: “When you go out in the world, look for the job you would take if you didn’t need the money.”
At least he didn’t say to “wait” for that job. But the message was darn close and, respectfully, I disagree. Continue reading