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Life Is What You Make It

Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Auteur(s): Peter Buffett
Narrateur(s): Peter Buffett
Durée: 5 h et 24 min
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From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks which you will 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.

From there, it becomes easy to recognize the equal dignity and value of every human life. Our circumstances may vary, but our essences do not. We see that our journey in life rarely follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. How we push through and persevere in these challenging moments is where we begin to create the life of our dreams - from discovering our vocations to living out our bliss to giving back to others.

Personal and revealing, instructive and intuitive, Life Is What You Make It is about transcending your circumstances, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living your life to the fullest.

©2010 Peter Buffett (P)2010 Random House

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Peter Buffett has given us a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world, and for every family hoping to give its daughters and sons the best possible start in life." (Bill Clinton)
"Knowing and admiring Peter as we do, Life Is What You Make It captures his spirit, passion, and values beautifully. As parents, it's the kind of dialogue about our life's purpose and opportunity we're having with our children. We will have everyone in our family read and discuss Life Is What You Make It." (Bill and Melinda Gates)

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Disappointed

A whole chapter is dedicated to how to raise rich kids!!! Too many clichés and nothing new except that Warren Buffet is a great father.

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  • SRIRAM SHARMA KALLURI
  • 2017-06-06

My new all-time favorite book

Amazing book and very inspiring as well. Loved every minute of it and the fact that Peter Buffett himself narrated the book made it even more personal.

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  • Antonio Y.
  • 2020-06-15

Life lessons from someone who already realized there were lessons

This will be the first book that my future children’s will read. Great story telling, it made a big impact on my life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-02-11

Morals are everything

This book is one of the best I had heard! It's all about self respect and doing what you like to do, it actually inspire me to change my life!

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  • QUEEN OF SHOPPING
  • 2020-01-26

Fabulous Book Peter!

I really enjoyed this book! It gave me a lot of insight into my life, a much better to perceive things in my life which is giving me a much better and needed perspective at 58 years old! I’m so grateful for whomever told me about this book. I purchased it quite a few months ago so I don’t recall! Lol And Peter, I’m going to finally start my blog! Thank you! I have been inspired to do it for so long but I guess you could say fear was standing in the way. I’m just going to go for it and learn as I go a long. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this book and reading it to your readers!

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  • Santiago
  • 2019-10-24

nice history of live

very nice perspective of life for someone who was born in a a golden crib. not luxurys but work and life decisions as we all do in our lives. just like Warren , a positive not complicated way of see live. nice guy with a nice perspective of life . I liked it for my life as well thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-10-16

A very fulfilling book.

This book was a book that really draws you in and is a true pleasure to listen to. It helped me gain a better understanding of self worth and what success really is.

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  • Diego Pizarro
  • 2019-01-31

Amazing

I really enjoyed this book and identified myself on Buffets words and ideas. You will hopefully find in this book a light to understand your own real vocations in life and make decisions. Thank you!

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  • rodolfo
  • 2018-11-01

Buena reflexión <br />

Es una buena reflexión de las bases para una vida significativa, desde un punto de vista individual que se convierte colectivo.

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  • Fromatoz
  • 2017-07-03

Excellent treatise on life and choices

The author gives a fantastic perspective on privilege, choices, and happiness. There are a lot of great wisdom and stories that are relatable to anyone's life.

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  • Happy Droid
  • 2012-03-19

Read this book

if you consider handing a significant amount money to your kids. Money at a young age can destroy ambition and potential talent. Give this book to your kids if they already have the money. Make them live their own life and earn their own living. This way they will be proud of themselves and enjoy the extra money in a reasonable way.