Advice From The Rich

Thursday Mar 12th, 2020


“If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?” is a smart-aleck question to ask, but sometimes the wealthy have useful advice to impart. Here are a few words of wisdom from some of the world’s richest people:

Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple): “When I was 17, I read a quote: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, some day you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and for the past 33 years I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”

Michael Dell (founder of Dell): “Try never to be the smartest person in the room. And if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people, or find a different room.”

J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter novels): “Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.”

Warren Buffett (chairman of Berkshire Hathaway): “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”

Mark Zuckerberg (co-founder of Facebook): “If we want to have the biggest impact, the best way to do this is to make sure we always focus on solving the most important problems.”


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