Thursday, January 19, 2006

Buffett - The Ultimate Financial Zen Master; Jan 18, 2006

In 1989, the year of the Tiananmen Square turmoil in Beijing, I fled to America with practically nothing except some philosophical ideas from Confucius, Lao Tzu and Buddha. I later met Warren Buffett in New York and start to read about his teachings. As I read along, I start to realize that Warren Buffett and the oriental philosophers were essentially teaching the same thing. What the ancient oriental philosophers found out 2500 years ago is exactly the same the thing that Warren Buffett discovered on Wall Street, things like patience, simplicity, discipline, solitude, and inner peace. The time is different. The place is different. The playing field is different. But the Law of the Universe is fundamentally the same.

Brian Zen, CFA, PhD, is the founder of Inc., an investment research firm that publishes Enlightened Investor Digest and provides training and advisory services to investors and analysts.

All the best,
Dah Hui Lau (David)

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