In July 2016, Bill Gates wrote a memoir on his 25 years of friendship with Warren Buffett. Here is how Gates started his memoir –
I don’t remember the exact day I first met most of my friends, but with Warren Buffett I do. It was 25 years ago today: July 5, 1991.
I think the date stands out in my mind so clearly because it marked the beginning of a new and unexpected friendship for Melinda and me—one that has changed our lives for the better in every imaginable way.
Warren has helped us do two things that are impossible to overdo in one lifetime: learn more and laugh more.
That last note caught my attention. Including the two lessons that Gates learned from Warren, there are four most important lessons I have learned from studying the latter and his partner Charlie Munger over the past 15+ years.
One, the importance of being a lifelong learner. Two, keep my life simple. Three, closely guard my character and reputation. Four, not take life too seriously and stay happy always. These are apart from the hundreds of lessons I have learned from these two wise men on how to be sensible with my money.
However, when it comes to passing on lessons from Warren and Charlie to children, I always found one thing lacking – stories that would convey these lessons to children in the language they understood or stories that parents and teachers could use to pass these invaluable lessons to children in the language they loved.
Thus was born the idea of creating this book – Two Wise Men – that contains a lot of such stories that would pass on the lessons of life, career, relationship, money, and behaviour from these two wise men to children.
You see, the current state of our lives is largely a direct result of the stories we tell ourselves, and what we really believe is possible – not what we say is possible, but what we believe deep down in our core.
If we change the limiting stories we tell ourselves, we will be able to change our lives for the better. The stories you and your children read in this book are non-limiting, simply because underlying them are thoughts from two of the wisest men in the world living today…thoughts that have helped them become so wise.
Of course, we learn the lessons we most need only when we are ready for them. Many children reading these stories may not be ready yet to apply them to their lives. And thus the responsibility of adults passing on these stories to children. Read and re-read these stories to your children from time to time, because I believe these will help them immensely when they are ready to use the lessons contained therein to become wiser and happier, and make better decisions.
I have benefited a lot from the wit and wisdom of Warren and Charlie. I am sure our children would too, and especially because they have a huge advantage of knowing about these two wise men so early in their lives.
What Readers Say?
We received multiple testiminials for the first version of the book that we had released in March 2017, but these stole our hearts…
The stories are simple and clear. The writer has done a great job of making the meaning accessible to children, as well as adults. Wonderful job, Vallari and Vishal! ~ Nidhi C
Nidhi and Eshita, you get the first copies of this new e-book. 🙂
How Can You Get This E-Book?
You see, ninety-five percent of the work we do of educating investors here at Safal Niveshak is free, and has always been so for the past six years now.
But just as a small measure of the tremendous effort that has gone into writing and compiling this e-book, we have put a small price to it – Rs 450 (we give away 50% of this money for the betterment of underprivileged). You can treat this price as your show of love for our work at Safal Niveshak.
So here are the options for you to choose from –
- Click here if you have an Indian credit card or bank account
- Click here if you do not have an Indian credit card or bank account
If the children around you get inspired by these stories, please ask them to send me their love, thoughts, suggestions, and feedback by email to – firstname.lastname@example.org. Hand-written notes will be really loved. 🙂
Here’s to their and your wisdom and happiness.
P.S. After you pay, please give us 24 hours to email it to you. For any queries, please email to vishal[at]safalniveshak[dot]com.