You landed up with your dream job and thought this is it, but every once in a while something happens that makes you realize life as a professional is quite capable of sucking at times. These are some of those realizations that everybody faces at an early stage of employment.

1. Your colleagues are not your friends.
So you're just out of college and you think your workplace is like another spot for making those lifelong friendships. An advice, make friends at workplace but do not expect them to always take a stand for you and believe in all-for-one and one-for-all philosophy like it used to happen during college mass bunks and detentions. In the end, everybody is here to earn money. Remember that!
2. Your friends shouldn't be your colleagues.
Well, this is the other side of the same coin. So you and your best friend must have planned to work together and might have even succeeded in securing jobs at the same organization. Friends to colleagues is really not a promotion in relationships I'd say, because at some point of time, you will be placed against each other and the 'Dharma Sankat' will strike you bad.
3. Linked In ain't no space for selfies.
You learnt to make a linked in account, but not your fault if you're still used to putting up pout selfies as profile pictures. Know this as soon as you can. Linked In is a space too mature for your glam chic pictures.
4. There is no such thing as a 'Kind Boss'.
You probably thought that coming late or missing the deadline once in a while won't be that a big deal but in the end you will earn that appraisal by your boss are exactly how your teachers used to mark you for internal assessments. Wake up; bosses are not any of those cute funny creatures. They are sitting in their cabins quietly, waiting for you to make a mistake.
5. Seeing yourself from your parents point of view isn't always the correct thing to do.
Your mom has always been emphasizing your 'talent' and 'creativity' in front of your relatives and you probably somewhere down the line started to believe all of that and see yourself from her eyes. But it's time to wake up. Your boss is not going to mommy you around with those compliments and motivations. In case you doubt, risk yourself a mistake and see what happens for yourself.
6. Money actually doesn't grow on trees.
Ah, those days when money used to mean just pizzas and beer and you dreamed of earning lots of money to be able to buy lots of these. But firstly, you are not earning as much money as you planned. And secondly, whatever you earn goes into your household expenses. Good news, you have matured. Bad news- You are no more a kid.
7. Being the 'Late-comer' is no more considered cool.
So may be you had practised the cliched art of walking late into the class with the star body language where everyone used to turn their heads around to see you walk till your seat. But just you pray not to get late by even a few minutes in office. Salary cuts, negative attention and chances are they will use it against you when recession strikes.
8. Home-Work in school and college was just a preparation for the unpaid overtime at work.
The cherished memories of homework and pulling group all nighters to finish assignments now visit you often when all you have is a cup of coffee and some vacant seats around while you are working over time to complete your task before deadline. Task task, too much this is, really!
9. Most for-life-and-beyond friendships cease to exist because of lack of time.
You look at your batch's farewell picture and smile on how you took a promise from every one that day to stay in touch, see each other every, literally, every weekend and continue these friendships till you have your kids and your kids mingle with each other. Oh but it's just been a few months and you hardly even reply to your whatsapp texts because either you are in office or you have reached home and are too tired to reply.
10. Your College Degree isn't really that much of a deal now.

Remember that sense of pride you had when you scored a 1st division and all your friends slipped into 2nd. You keep that degree on top of your certificates for all interviews you go for but they just don't seem to mind second division much. All they ask about is experience. 
  • The man who first gave names to hurricanes was an Australian weather forecaster named C. Wragge in the early 1900s.
  • Hurricanes are large, spiraling tropical storms that can pack wind speeds of over 160 mph and unleash more than 2.4 trillion gallons of rain a day.
  • The deadliest U.S. hurricane on record was a Category 4 storm that hit the island city of Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1900. Some 8,000 people lost their lives when the island was destroyed by 15-ft waves and 130-mph winds.
  • When they come onto land, the heavy rain, strong winds and heavy waves can damage buildings, trees and cars. The heavy waves are called a storm surge.
  • Every second, a large hurricane releases the energy of 10 atomic bombs.
  • Hurricane season is from June to November when the seas are at their warmest and most humid, which are ripe conditions for a hurricane to develop.
  • The planet Jupiter has a hurricane which has been going on for over 300 years. It can be seen as a red spot on the planet. This hurricane on Jupiter is bigger than the Earth itself.
  • The first time anyone flew into a hurricane happened in 1943 in the middle of World War II.
  • Hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean are known as typhoons.
  • Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters.
  • Hurricanes are classified into five categories, based on their wind speeds and potential to cause damage.

         Category One—Winds 74-95 miles per hour
         Category Two—Winds 96-110 miles per hour
         Category Three—Winds 111-130 miles per hour
         Category Four—Winds 131-155 miles per hour
         Category Five—Winds greater than 155 miles per hour
  • Hurricanes are named by the National Weather Service. Some recent hurricanes have been named Opal, Andrew, Marilyn, Hugo and Fran.
  • Christopher Columbus wrote the first known report of a hurricane in 1495.
  • Hurricanes in the Southern Hemisphere spin in a clockwise direction. Hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere turn counterclockwise.
  • Hurricanes never form at the equator because they need the Coriolis Force, which is very weak at the equator, to spin.
  • Hurricane names from six alphabetical lists, each alternating male and female names.

  • Mountains make up about one-fifth of the world's landscape, and provide homes to at least one-tenth of the world's people.
  • Heights of mountains are generally given as heights above sea level.
  • The world's highest peak on land is Mount Everest in the Himalayas. It is 29,036 feet tall.
  • Ben Nevis is also the highest mountain in Great Britain.
  • The tallest known mountain in the solar system is Olympus Mons, located on Mars.
  • There are mountains under the surface of the sea!
  • Mountains occur more often in oceans than on land; some islands are the peaks of mountains coming out of the water.
  • About 80 per cent of our planet's fresh water originates in the mountains.
  • All mountain ecosystems have one major characteristic in common - rapid changes in altitude, climate, soil, and vegetation over very short distances.
  • Plants that may be found on mountains include conifers, oak, chestnut, maple, junipers, stonecrops, campions, mosses, ferns and climbers.
  • The highest 14 mountains in the world are all found in the Himalayas
  • In some mountainous areas the rivers are permanently frozen. These are called glaciers.
  • Some of the highest mountains are at the bottom of the sea. Hawaii is at the top of a volcanic mountain in the Pacific Ocean. More than half the mountain is below water.
  • Mountains are formed by movements of the huge tectonic plates that make up Earth’s crust. 
  • Fold Mountains are formed when plates collide.
  • Block Mountains occur when a slab of land is forced upward.
  • Volcanic mountains are built up from layers of cooled and hardened lava and ash.
  • Some relatively young mountains are still rising, as colliding plates continue to force the land at their edges upward. At the same time, mountains are constantly eroded by ice, rain, and the wind.
  • Mountain tops are cold because the thin air high up does not hold the Sun’s heat well, and the temperature falls 1.8°F (1°C) for every 500 feet (150 m) of height. It is therefore cold enough to snow over high peaks.
  • The longest mountain chain on land is the Andes, which runs for 4,470 miles (7,200 km) down the western edge of South America.
  • An undersea mountain chain called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is even longer. It stretches 7,000 miles (11,300 km) down the center of the Atlantic Ocean.

Steve Jobs was a legend, he was a person. We can’t all be Steve Jobs, but we can all learn from his extraordinary life.

Accentuate the Positive

Steve started life out on the wrong foot. He was given up for adoption at birth. Young Jobs didn't think so: he was thankful for his loving adoptive parents — who happened to live in Palo Alto, California (which would eventually become Silicon Valley).

Learn from Others

In high school, Jobs attended lectures at a small computer technology company called Hewlett-Packard. Before turning 21, Steve had worked for both HP and Atari. He saw what these companies were doing and learned what he wanted to do differently with Apple.

Start Early

Because Steve was still a sponge-brained teenager when he started working with computers, he learned quickly. It also helps that he started Apple in his early 20’s: when he was still full of energy, fresh ideas, and not yet restrained by a family or career.

College is Important… But it’s Not Necessary

Reed University was expensive and Jobs didn't want to drain his parents’ savings. If Jobs hadn't dropped out, he would have been a junior in 1975. He co-founded Apple Computer that year instead.

Travel the World

The year before he founded Apple, Jobs journeyed to India. Travel has a way of broadening a person’s perspective and expanding their sense of what’s possible – good traits in an entrepreneur.

Surround Yourself with Good People

Steve Jobs wasn't a great computer engineer. Apple would have had no chance if Jobs was the only one building the computers. That’s why he recruited Steve Wozniak.
Through the years, Jobs’ companies have blossomed thanks to the brilliant people he’s brought on board – like Apple CEO Tim Cook and Pixar CCO (Chief Creative Officer) John Lasseter.

Expect Greatness

People tend to rise to expectations.

Obstacles are meant to be Overcome

Jobs and Wozniak ran out of money while developing the first Apple computer. Instead of giving in, Jobs sold his van and Wozniak sold his graphing calculator. When there’s a will, there’s a way.

Don’t Value Money

As CEO of Apple, Jobs earned $1 a year. Jobs wasn't incentivized by his salary, but by his own unrelenting pursuit of excellence.

Value People

Jobs hired passionate people and cultivated exceptional company cultures at both Apple and Pixar – and their work speaks for itself.

Take Risks

Jobs was willing to cannibalize his company’s products in the name of progress. Many CEOs would have been hesitant to develop the iPhone, knowing full well that it would help to make the iPod obsolete – but Jobs did it anyway. Don’t be afraid to take risks. Especially smart ones.

Create a Personal Brand

Steve Jobs was one of the first people to recognize the growing importance of personal brands in the Internet age. His black turtle neck is as instantly recognizable as the Apple logo.

Put a Dent in the Universe

Jobs once said, “We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?” Having a higher purpose doesn't just help you find success. It redefines the meaning of the word.

Have a Higher Purpose

Buddha said, “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Jobs has turned his vision into reality since he began practising Buddhism in the 1970’s.

EXAMS! The second most terrifying word in a student’s life. The first being RESULTS. Exam time is one of the best times for everything else other than studying. That is the time when even staring at a plain wall seems to be more interesting than watching movies. While the phase of preparing for exams has its own story, that 3 hours in an exam hall is a result of how you utilized your study holidays. In an exam hall you would find the best reactions of students for various situations. Here! A few of the best ones. 
  • When you find out that your roll no is on the first bench. Ughh... Damn it! 

Obviously, it doesn’t matter to the NERD of the class. But for the majority of the students and the unfortunate people whose name starts with ‘A’, well, you’re ……!
  • Before getting the question paper. There are times your heart skips a beat. 

The only time most of us remember God and strike deals with him/her. And the usual “Bhagwan mujhe bas pass kardo and maa kasam I will break 10 coconuts in the temple”.
  • When you see the question paper and you want to kill the one who set the paper. Burn! 

When the paper seems Latin and Greek to you and you double check if you have got the right question paper, your thought immediately goes to the one who set the paper.
  • When you see the question paper and you know all the answers. That's me, the smart one!

And the feeling you get when you know most of the answers to the questions. You will feel like you have conquered the world!
  • And when you don't know any of them... 

You always have the next semester to clear’ and ‘Marks are just numbers, they don’t matter at all’ wali feeling creeps in.
  • That moment when you start calculating to see if you will pass. 

You wouldn’t calculate numbers even in a Maths exam, the way you will do to check if you will pass.
  • When the invigilator comes and sits right next you. 

OMG! The same feeling of hanging from a cliff and offering your final prayers before dying. And when the invigilator leaves, you will let out a long sigh just to blow your papers away.
  • When your friend is trying to copy from your paper. 

No way! I’m not going to let him score more marks than me. That is JUST NOT POSSIBLE!
  • When your friend asks for an additional supplement. 

You would be like… Asshole! We both studied together and I haven’t even completed 2 pages. 'I don't trust you anymore!'
  • When the checking squad walks in and you have a chit/mobile in your pocket. 

They will come in like the CBI and give you a minor attack when you have chits or your mobile phone in your pocket. But you would pretend like you know nothing.
  • And when you don't have any chits...Like A Boss

And this is the best feeling ever! Seeing your friends get busted. You would get so much internal pleasure but put up that sorry face for your friend.
  • Last 5 minutes of the exam... You're like...

If this were athletics, you would probably beat Usain Bolt. But you will go through the feeling of scoring more marks in the last 5minutes than the rest.

  • Read More – Intelligence begins with reading. The more you will read, the more you will absorb and therefore the more intelligent you will get. 
  • Set Goals – Goals create structure in life and only through proper structure can you increase intelligence.
  • Meditate – When you meditate you calm your brain. This peace and tranquility is crucial in building intellect.
  • Make Notes – The body remembers by doing. So by making notes on everything you do, you will increase memory and intellect.
  • Play Sudoku – Playing Sudoku challenges your brain and helps you think logically. It is a brain game and according to the American Alzheimer’s Association and it might help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Stay Hydrated – Our brains depend on proper hydration to function properly. Brain cells require a delicate balance between water and other elements to operate at max efficiency. So try to keep you brain replenished and drink the medically recommended amount of water every day.
  • Minimize "Bad" Television – Watching TV nowadays with all of its reality shows or just simply watching re-runs is one of the worst things you can do for your intelligence. While it can be relaxing you don`t stimulate your thinking. Try tuning into a documentary or the news every now and then.    
  • Exercise – Exercise keeps your body fine-tuned and energetic; it is a great way to increase your productivity and intelligence.
  • Mentally Simplify - Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge or skill. So try uncluttered your thoughts and process information one piece at a time. You will find that you will not just be more productive but your mental capacity will increase. 
  • Have a Good Breakfast – You can’t drive a car without fuel. Once you wake up and your tank is empty, eat a hearty breakfast to get yourself going again. Eating a healthy breakfast is directly linked to higher mental performance.  
  • Eat Yogurt  – Certain bacteria have been scientifically linked to brain power. So it’s possible that by simply eating yogurt you can promote the growth of neurons.
  • Get Enough Rest – Imagine your brain like a smartphone. No matter how efficient and wonderful it is, it eventually needs to recharge and shut down. A good night’s rest will do wonders in making you smarter.  
  • Do Math Questions – The only reason people don’t like math is because it requires them to use their brains. By doing math you exercise your brain and just like a muscle, through exercise it gets stronger and quicker.
  • Make Connections – Don’t wait for ideas to become clear. Always be on the edge and make connections between things.
  • Breathe – Oxygen is crucial to the brain and it can’t survive very long deprived of it. You should practice good breathing techniques and give your brain as much as oxygen as it needs. 
  • Do Crosswords – Crosswords are very effective in making your brain work and exercise.
  • Take Breaks – Your brain is just a muscle and overworking it will only cause problems. Take periodic breaks to keep your brain fresh and productive. And never forget to sleep. 
  • Refine Your Thinking - Don’t just think but think about how you are thinking when you think. It’s a quite a handful of words, but it works. If you plan out your thinking process you will think more productively.
  • Eat Brain Food – There are many foods which have been associated with brain health, including dark green vegetables, fish oil and nuts. Try to incorporate as much as brain food into your diet.
  • Draw Diagrams and Charts –Try to organize your thoughts using diagrams and charts whenever possible. This reorganization is very helpful in increasing intellect.
  • Quiz Yourself – To become more intelligent try to always challenge yourself and push your brain to the limits. So if this simply means that by using your opposite hand you are challenging yourself; do it.  
  • Keep Your Brain Working – Your brain should never stop working unless you are sleeping or taking periodic breaks as mentioned above. Keep your brain active, and clicking on all cylinders.
  • Get a Rubik’s Cube - A Rubik’s cube is a great way to exercise your brain and build intelligence.
  • Don’t take in too much Sugar – Too much sugar gives your brain short term jolt, but after the sugar rush is over the sugar crash is just not worth it.
  • Learn to Play an Instrument – Playing an instrument is a great way to increase your intellect. The reasoning behind it is that you’re triple tasking: listening, reading and playing the instrument.
  • Work on Vocabulary – If you know more words you will be able to not just acquire more information but will be able to apply it more effectively as well.
  • Eat throughout the Day – Your brain needs fuel to function. Try to avoid being hungry and keep yourself well fed.
  • Focus – Intelligence is largely based on how much you can focus at one time. Practice focusing on tasks and avoid distractions.
  • Listen to Classical Music – According to the “Mozart Effect” by listening to classical music an improvement in productivity is induced.
  • Don’t Give Up – Anybody can become smarter and improve their intellect so never give up and keep trying.

It helps boost your confidence 

Positive self-talk can help you get through this – thus making you feel more confident.  Confidence is so important to success that many psychologists believe that it is one of the primary pre-requisites to personal and professional success.

It can help you improve your performance in anything you do.

Continuous positive self-talk can help an athlete enhance his overall performance. If you are getting ready for a big presentation or trying to accomplish a personal goal of amassing wealth, positive self-talk will give you the right mindset to do so. You need to know yourself and master your own your thoughts.

Focus on the facts

Focus your attention on positive, uplifting, and encouraging words to say to yourself. Think about the good things in your life along with the challenges and to give yourself credit for each success, big or small. Each experience counts.

Enjoy the journey

Be wary of words like “should," "ought," "must," and "have to.” Learn to be flexible and compassionate with yourself during your journey, instead of focusing solely on the destination. This will allow you to appreciate the process and your own path of development.
Practice persistence. 
It is a progress that will require your effort. Continue to find ways to remind you to stop and analyze any negative self-talk and to counter it with a positive message to yourself. Building your positive self-talk will actually become second nature.
Reframe your Thinking
Become aware of having a negative thought, give it a positive spin. Focus on how you can avoid doing the behaviour again.
Stop the Thought. 

While you are in the middle of listening to your negative self-talk, stop your thoughts mid-stream by saying “Stop”. The physical act of saying “stop” out loud will make you better aware of the frequency in which you are stopping negative thoughts, when it happens, where you are when it happens, and what is happening right before it.

Learn Discipline
There will also be days where you are not motivated to keep track of your negative self-talk or counter it with positive messages. Doing it however helps us develop our discipline and drive.

  • While Dmitri Mendeleev is most often cited as the inventor of the modern periodic table, his table was just the first to gain scientific credibility, and not the first table that organized the elements according to periodic properties.
  • There are 90 elements on the periodic table that occur in nature. All of the other elements are strictly man-made.
  • Technetium was the first element to be made artificially.
  • The International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, revises the periodic table as new data becomes available. At the time of this writing, the most recent version of the periodic table was approved 19 February 2010.
  • The rows of the periodic table are called periods. An element's period number is the highest unexcited energy level for an electron of that element.
  • Columns of elements help to distinguish groups in the periodic table. Elements within a group share several common properties and often have the same outer electron arrangement.
  • Most of the elements on the periodic table are metals. The alkali metalsalkaline earthsbasic metalstransition metals, lanthanides and actinides all are groups of metals. 
  • The present periodic table has room for 118 elements. Elements aren't discovered or created in order of atomic number. Scientists are working on creating and verifying element 120, which will change the appearance of the table.
  • Although you might expect atoms of an element to get larger as their atomic number increases, this does not always occur because the size of an atom is determined by the diameter of its electron shell. In fact, element atoms usually decrease in size as you move from left to right across a row or period.
  • The main difference between the modern periodic table and Mendeleev's periodic table is that Mendeleev's table arranged the elements in order of increasing atomic weight while the modern table orders the elements by increasing atomic number.
  • Carbon is unique in that it is known to form up to 10 million different compounds. Carbon is important to the existence of life.
  • Francium is the rarest element on earth. There are probably no more than a few ounces of it on earth at any given time.
  • The only letter not in the periodic table is the letter J.
  • The country Argentina is named after the element silver (symbol Ag) which is argentum in Latin.
  • Although there is helium on Earth, it was first discovered by observing the sun.
  • Mendeleyev’s table had blank spaces, he correctly predicted the weights and chemical behaviors of some missing elements—gallium, scandium, and germanium.
  • When argon was discovered in 1894, it didn’t fit into any of Mendeleyev’s columns, so he denied its existence—as he did for helium, neon, krypton, xenon, and radon.

  • Pythagoras was born in about 570 BC on the Greek island of Samos. His father was a merchant.
  • Pythagoras was taught mathematics by Thales, who brought mathematics to the Greeks from Ancient Egypt, and by Anaximander, who was an earlier student of Thales.
  • Thales advised Pythagoras to visit Egypt, which he did when he was about 22 years old.
  • Pythagoras must have liked Egypt. He lived there for about the next 22 years of his life, mastering mathematical ideas AND spiritual ideas.
  • Pythagoras was born in about 570 BC on the Greek island of Samos. His father was a merchant.
  • Pythagoras was taught mathematics by Thales, who brought mathematics to the Greeks from Ancient Egypt, and by Anaximander, who was an earlier student of Thales.
  • Thales advised Pythagoras to visit Egypt, which he did when he was about 22 years old.
  • Pythagoras must have liked Egypt. He lived there for about the next 22 years of his life, mastering mathematical ideas AND spiritual ideas.
  • Pythagoras didn’t leave Egypt willingly. He was caught up in a Persian invasion and taken as a prisoner to Babylon.
  • The Babylonians were probably the finest mathematicians in the world at that time. In Babylon, where he lived for about 12 years, Pythagoras learned mathematics and Eastern spiritual ideas, possibly from as far away as India.
  • Aged 56 or so, Pythagoras was finally set free. He returned to Samos, his birthplace. There he began teaching people his philosophy of life, which was based on a mixture of his own ideas, mathematics, and mysticism from Ancient Egypt and the East.
  • After two years, Pythagoras left Samos. Too many people there were hostile to his new ideas. He moved to the city of Croton, then part of Ancient Greece, now in Southern Italy.
  • There his ideas fell on more fertile soil and he established the Pythagoreans.
  • The Pythagoreans were a religious sect or cult whose beliefs were based on the power of numbers; honesty; living a simple, unselfish life; and generally trying to show kindness to people and animals.
  • To Pythagoreans 10 was the supreme number.
  • 10 can be made by adding the first four numbers, 1,2,3 and 4. These numbers form a perfect, equilateral triangle, the tetractys.
  • Ratios of numbers from the tetractys are important in musical scales, which the Pythagoreans also thought had mystical powers.
  • Pythagoreans prayed to the tetractys and swore oaths of faith to it.
  • For a right angled triangle the sum of the squares on the other two shorter sides equals the hypotenuse squared. Pythagoras learned this rule from the Egyptians and Babylonians. It bears his name because Pythagoras was probably the person who proved it was true for all right angled triangles.
  • The mathematical proof that √2 is irrational was found by a Pythagorean.
  • Pythagoras was actually a skilled lyre player and probably studied the relationship between musical pitch and string length.

  • Too much stress can lead to physical problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat. It is not the culprit that causes gray hair; but it does cause hair loss.
  • Laugher is usually the best natural medicine. It lowers levels of adrenaline, and epinephrine, which are stress-aggravating hormones; and it releases feel-good hormones, such as, dopamine.
  • The top most stressful jobs were a surgeon, commercial airline pilot, photojournalist, advertising account executive, and real estate agent. The least stressful jobs were actuary, dietician, astronomer, systems analyst, and software engineer.
  • Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.
  • Chronic stress floods the brain with powerful hormones that are meant for short-term emergency situations. Chronic exposure can damage, shrink, and kill brain cells.
  • Stress can result in more headaches as a result of the body rerouting blood flow to other parts of the body.
  • During extremely stressful situations, your pupils dilate.
  • Men are more likely to develop stress-related disorders. These disorders include hypertension, aggressive behaviour, and abuse of drugs and alcohol. 
  • By positive thinking, affirmations, and visual fantasies, you can lower your stress levels. Because stress is often caused by overthinking, changing your thoughts can lead to instant relaxation.
  • Stress adds a lot of “wear and tear” to different areas of your body, causing you to look and feel more run down. The natural results of “aging” can happen earlier for people who are often stressed or overwhelmed.
  • Prolonged, uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable stresses are the most damaging types of stress.
  • Exercise reduces stress and improves health and well-being. Do something that you enjoy doing (like walking, jogging, swimming, biking, yoga, or playing) and you will reap the stress-reducing benefits immediately.
  • Things as simple as laughing, dark chocolate, music, meditation, and sleeping are all proven to reduce the levels of stress and leave you feeling fresh, bright, and rejuvenated.

  • Warren Buffet has given his CEOs only two rules: Rule1: Do not lose any of your shareholder's money. Rule 2: Do not forget Rule 1.
  • When Bill Gates met him for the first time, he did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet so he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour.  When Gates met him, the meeting lasted for 10 hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.
  • Warren bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late! 
  • At the age of 11, Buffett began to invest in the stock market. His first purchase was of three shares of Cities Service Preferred.
  • He still lives in the same small three 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. 
  • He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.
  • 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.
  • His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself.
  • Nothing feels better than serving the community that you live in. Warren Buffet, pledged that he would donate all his wealth to charity. In USA history, this has been the greatest act of charitable donation so far.
  • Warren Buffet is not an extrovert and avoids socializing with people of his class. His favourite past time is to sit down and watch TV, while having popcorns made by himself.
  • As a teenager, Buffet was often caught lying, shoplifting and stealing golf balls
  • Warren Buffett bought the Buffalo Evening News, Omaha World-Herald, The Eagle, the Waco Tribune-Herald, and other newspapers. In total, his firm Berkshire Hathaway owns 28 daily and 42 non-daily newspapers. Though they have turned out to be profitable investments, the main reason Warren Buffett opted to invest is because he loves newspapers. 
  • In 2008, he was declared the wealthiest man in the world by Forbes, beating competitors such as Bill Gates and Carlos Slim Helu.


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